Our Biological Science major explores the structure, function, and evolution of diverse living systems, focusing on plants and animals. It supports biological knowledge and skills relevant to careers in biology.
It can prepare you to:
Pursue graduate school to become a scientist
Pursue professional studies in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.
Work in biology-related careers
Become a biology teacher (if followed by MAT 4.5)
Our students may assist professors with research, read more.
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: Biological Sciences Major
52 credits: 15 credits in residence, 25 credits upper division
*Students seeking admission to medical, dental, or pharmacy schools will need the following courses in addition to the regular program:
|MA 251||Calculus I||4|
|PHS 221||General Physics I||4|
|PHS 222||General Physics II||4|
|PHS 302||Organic Chemistry II||4|
On successful completion of the major in Biological Science, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehension of the fundamental concepts, theories, and models necessary to the understanding of the biological sciences.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate the disciplines within the sciences and mathematics in order to critically approach and evaluate theories, analyze data, and solve problems.
- Understand and apply scientific methodologies through the formulation of hypotheses, use of current research technologies and statistical applications, and the evaluation and presentation of results.
- Effectively communicate their approach to data analysis and problem-solving in both written and oral form.
- Demonstrate a comprehension of the historical context and development of the biological sciences over the years.
- Explore science, faith and their integral relationship with the ethical, moral, and spiritual issues of our society.
(Updated Oct. 2016)