Sep 25, 2023  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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120 Credit Hours

Must include a minor or an additional major

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018. 

  1. Students completing the Baccalaureate Program in Biology will demonstrate a working knowledge of the biological sciences, as demonstrated on a national standardized test and their successful completion of biology courses.
  2. Students will write a mature analysis of scientific literature, informed by the appropriate tools of the profession.
  3. Students will employ critical and creative thinking in various reading and interpretive processes.


General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Biology majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements as set out in the General Education Program , except for the Mathematics and Natural Science requirements. These are met by completing MAT 1853  and BIO 1103 . The additional SAS Natural Science requirements are met by taking BIO 1101  and CHM 1013 /CHM 1011 /CHM 1010 .

Global Studies and Social Science Requirements

One course must be selected from each of the following lists of Global Studies courses and Social Science courses. (Pre-Health students must elect PSY 2133  to meet the Social Science requirement)

Required Mathematics Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Additional Required Credit Hours 21-22 Credit Hours

This meets the 120 total and the 42 upper level requirements. One to five of the required credit hours must be upper level.

Sample Degree Plan

Biology Degree Plan 

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