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Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology: Specialization Areas

  1. Cell/Molecular/Biotechnology Specialization
  2. Physiology/Pre-Health Specialization
  3. Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology Specialization
  4. Plant Biology Specialization
  5. Forensic Biology Specialization
Specializations
Five specialization areas are available to students pursuing the B.S. degree in Biological Science. In all cases, prerequisites for any course must be satisfied prior to enrollment in the course. Students must complete the required courses for each specialization area with grades of "C" or better (grades of "C-" or below are not acceptable). Designated elective courses must be completed with grades of "C-" or better.
Requirements List
 
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3141 Molecular Genetics Laboratory
BIOL 3341 Molecular Genetics
BIOL 4242 Laboratory for Biochemistry
BIOL 4278 Seminar in Biology
BIOL 4311 Ecology
BIOL 4341 Biochemistry I
STAT 3308 Computational Statistics
WRIT 3315 Technical Writing
Biological Science: Cell/Molecular/Biotechnology Specialization
Specialization Requirements
 
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4342 Biochemistry II
BIOL 4347 Cellular Physiology
BIOL 4348 Developmental Biology
BIOL 4351 Molecular Biology
 
Choose one of the following courses (3 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4345 Human Physiology
BIOL 4344 Comparative Animal Physiology
BIOL 4343 Plant Physiology
 
Choose one of the following groups with lab (4 hours)
Group 1:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3373 Human Anatomy
BIOL 3173 Human Anatomy Laboratory
Group 2:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 2428 Vertebrate Zoology
Group 3:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3313 Plant Anatomy
BIOL 3113 Laboratory for Plant Anatomy
 
Choose from the following designated elective courses or other courses from list above (21 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4332 Histology
BIOL 4346 Pathophysiology
BIOL 4252 Molecular Biology Laboratory
BIOL 4355 Tissue Culture
BIOL 4253 Laboratory for Biotechnology
BIOL 4361 Immunology
BIOL 4254 Laboratory for Eukaryotic Gene Expression
BIOL 4371 Cancer Biology
BIOL 4189 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4289 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4389 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4391 Selected Topics in the Biological Sciences
BIOL x3xx Approved Elective
x3xx Approved Elective
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Biological Science: Physiology/Pre-Health Specialization
Specialization Requirements
 
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors
BIOL 2121 Laboratory for Microbiology for Science Majors
BIOL 3373 Human Anatomy
BIOL 3173 Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIOL 4241 Laboratory for Physiology
BIOL 4342 Biochemistry II
BIOL 4345 Human Physiology
BIOL 4361 Immunology
PHYS 1302 College Physics II
PHYS 1102 Laboratory for College Physics II
PHYS 1301 College Physics I
PHYS 1101 Laboratory for College Physics I
 
Choose one of the following courses (3 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4347 Cellular Physiology
BIOL 4346 Pathophysiology
BIOL 4351 Molecular Biology
 
Choose from the following designated elective courses or other courses from list above (17 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4332 Histology
BIOL 3335 Epidemiology
BIOL 4325 Environmental Toxicology
BIOL 4348 Developmental Biology
BIOL 4253 Laboratory for Biotechnology
BIOL 4371 Cancer Biology
CHEM 4369 Food Chemistry and Human Nutrition
HLTH XX3X Approved Elective
BIOL 4391 Selected Topics in the Biological Sciences
BIOL x3xx Approved Elective
BIOL 4189 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4289 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4389 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL x2xx Biology Lab
x3xx Approved Elective
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Biological Science: Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology Specialization
Specialization Requirements
Physiology
Select One
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4343 Plant Physiology
BIOL 4344 Comparative Animal Physiology
Anatomy and Lab
Select one of the following groups
Group 1
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 2428 Vertebrate Zoology
Group 2
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3313 Plant Anatomy
BIOL 3113 Laboratory for Plant Anatomy
Microbiology and Lab
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors
BIOL 2121 Laboratory for Microbiology for Science Majors
Environmental Biology
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3333 Environmental Biology
Field Biology
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4323 Field Biology
 
Choose two of the following courses: (6-7 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3311 Marine Biology
BIOL 4325 Environmental Toxicology
BIOL 4313 Biology of Fishes
  and
BIOL 4113 Laboratory for Biology of Fishes
BIOL 4334 Environmental Microbiology
BIOL 4349 Plant Development
 
Choose from the following designated elective courses or other courses from list above (15-16 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4327 Plant Identification
BIOL 3335 Epidemiology
BIOL 4305 Ecology of the Amazon
BIOL 4361 Immunology
BIOL 4347 Cellular Physiology
BIOL 4253 Laboratory for Biotechnology
BIOL 4391 Selected Topics in the Biological Sciences
BIOL x3xx Approved Elective
BIOL 4189 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4289 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4389 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL x2xx Biology Lab
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Biological Science: Plant Biology Specialization
Specialization Requirements
 
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3313 Plant Anatomy
BIOL 3113 Laboratory for Plant Anatomy
BIOL 4343 Plant Physiology
BIOL 4342 Biochemistry II
BIOL 4347 Cellular Physiology
BIOL 4349 Plant Development
 
Choose one of the following courses (3 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4351 Molecular Biology
BIOL 4327 Plant Identification
BIOL 3333 Environmental Biology
 
Choose from the following designated elective courses or other courses from list above (21 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4254 Laboratory for Eukaryotic Gene Expression
BIOL 4349 Plant Development
BIOL 4252 Molecular Biology Laboratory
BIOL 4305 Ecology of the Amazon
BIOL 4189 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4289 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4389 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4315 Biology Practicum
BIOL 4391 Selected Topics in the Biological Sciences
BIOL x3xx Approved Elective
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Biological Science: Forensic Biology Specialization
Specialization Requirements
 
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors
BIOL 2121 Laboratory for Microbiology for Science Majors
BIOL 3373 Human Anatomy
BIOL 3173 Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIOL 4342 Biochemistry II
BIOL 4344 Comparative Animal Physiology
  Or
BIOL 4345 Human Physiology
BIOL 4335 Forensic Biology
BIOL 4325 Environmental Toxicology
CHEM 4363 Forensic Chemistry
CHEM 4373 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CRIM 4330 Criminal Investigation
 
Choose from the following designated elective courses (10 hours)
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4347 Cellular Physiology
LEGL 4365 Mock Trial
CHEM 4367 Instrumental Analysis
CRIM 4334/CRIM 5338/SOCI 4334/SOCI 5338 Criminal Law
BIOL 4189 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4289 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4389 Independent Study in Biology
BIOL 4315 Biology Practicum
BIOL 4391 Selected Topics in the Biological Sciences
BIOL x3xx Approved Elective
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