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The curriculum in biology is designed to expose the student to a broad, fundamental understanding of the biological, chemical and physical sciences. The program is also designed to provide student with experiences in the application of scientific principles so as to develop skills in problem solving. Students successfully completing this program will be prepared to pursue further studies and careers in medicine, dentistry, allied health, biomedical sciences, agrisciences, environmental sciences, and other fields requiring a scientific background. Students selecting biology as a minor are required to complete a minimum of twenty semester hours in biology including Biology 150 and 151.


TEACHING OF BIOLOGY — The program in the teaching of biology is structured to meet the needs of students who wish to teach biology and general science in middle and secondary schools. In addition to the basic features necessary for teacher preparation, the program’s interdisciplinary design also provides opportunities for the pursuit of employment and study in biology and related fields as well as science education.


The minor in Environmental Science for biology majors is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide the foundation necessary to understand the critical relationship between society and the ecosphere. Students who pursue this minor will be prepared for professional opportunities that exist in environmentally related industries, government agencies and graduate programs.


Students must complete 22 to 23 credits of the following environmental coursework: ENV 300, ENV 301, ENV 302, ENV 306, ENV 420, ENV 430 and one approved elective.