Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Biology gives students a comprehensive understanding of the realm of living beings, as well as a strong foundation for graduate study, professional service, and career advancement.  the biology curriculum instills in students a deeper respect for all life forms, an understanding of the connection between all forms of life, the similarities between all life at the biochemical level, and the relationships between organisms in the evolution of life on Earth. 

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology may choose to specialize in one of three concentrations:  Ecology and Evolution, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry, or Organismal Biology.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to explain biological phenomena and concepts in oral, written and visual formats that reflect standards and professionalism
  2. Students will be able to independently propose scientific question, design and execute experimental procedures, and collect and organize data sets
  3. Students will be able to search and evaluate the scientific literature
  4. Students will be able to critically analyze and solve quantitative and conceptual questions
  5. Students will be able to apply scientific method to answer hypothesis-driven questions.
  6. Students will be able to methodically interpret scientific data sets and propose conclusions clearly and effectively


Core Curriculum:

In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.


All majors should discuss their specific program with their faculty advisor.  Some professional schools require additional courses.

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