Oct 22, 2019  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

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.

Students interested in teaching biology should consider pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) through the Graduate School Pathways. Successful completion of the M.A.T. prepares students for teaching licensure in the state of Arkansas. A minor in Education can help prepare students for alternative secondary teaching certification.

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

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

University Core Curriculum - 39 hours


Program requirements satisfy 9 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.

  • The Mathematics elective area is satisfied by one of the following: MTH 1123 MTH 2103 .
  • The six hours of the Natural Science elective area, including the lab requirement, are satisfied by BIO 1124  and CHM 1124 .

  

Biology Major Electives - 20 hours


20 hours of upper-division BIO or BIOAS 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


Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours


Minimum total semester hours - 120


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