Sep 18, 2019  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 ARCHIVED CATALOG


Biology, B.S.



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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and apply key principles, terms, and theories. Students will be able to describe and apply key principles, terms, and theories in the major subfields of biology.
  2. Use scientific instruments and perform basic laboratory techniques. Students will be able to use scientific instruments and perform basic techniques in a laboratory or field setting.
  3. Collect and analyze observational and numerical data. Students will be able to collect and analyze observational and numerical data to answer biological questions.
  4. Critically read and evaluate biological literature. Students will be able to read, interpret, and critically evaluate the primary biological literature and primary or secondary literature in bioethics and/or the philosophy of science.
  5. Communicate biological information in oral and written form. Students will be able to communicate biological information in both oral and written form for the benefit of other students, scientists, and the general public.
  6. Integrate Christian faith with biology and examine its implications. Students will be able to integrate the Christian faith with the field of biology and examine the implications this has for addressing questions in science, theology, philosophy, bioethics, or public policy.

Refer to the link for Preparation for Medical School and other Professional Study  for information.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Biology

University Core Curriculum - 46 hours


The Mathematics elective is covered by MTH 1123 , the Life Science elective is covered by BIO 1124 , and the Physical Science elective is covered by CHM 1124  in the program requirements.

  

Courses Specified by this Department


Biology major electives


20 hours of upper-division Biology courses, which may include CHM 3164  and as many as four hours of research (BIO 4221 /BIO 4222 /BIO 4223 )

Additional courses


Selected in consultation with academic advisor, for completion of an optional minor or fulfillment of prerequisites for graduate school, medical school, dental school, or other professional schools. May also include additional upper-division Biology courses, including additional hours of research (BIO 4221 /BIO 4222 /BIO 4223 ), or courses applied toward completion of a second major.

Complete a standardized achievement test designated by the department


Note:


Students interested in teaching Biology should consider adding a minor in Education.

Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours


Minimum total semester hours - 124


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