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2011-2012 Catalog 
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Biology — Cell Emphasis, BS

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Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Technology

97-99 credits


A diploma granted under this major will indicate “Bachelor of Science”; official transcripts will indicate Biology and the area of emphasis.

Major requirements include 76-78 credits of foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics and math, and 21 upper division biology depth and elective credits. Biology Phase II status required for admission into 300- and 400-level biology courses for biology majors. 

Faculty advisors: Marion Brodhagen, David Leaf, Craig Moyer, Joann Otto, Lynn Pillitteri, Sandra Schulze, José Serrano-Moreno, Anu Singh-Cundy, Carol Trent, Heather Van Epps, Jeff Young.

Admission and Declaration Process

The Biology Department has a two-step process for admission into our degree programs. Phase I students are students who have declared their intent to major in biology, and are in the process of completing the introductory biology and general chemistry series. Admission to Phase II is based on academic performance in the introductory courses. Students must have achieved an average grade of 2.9 or higher in their introductory biology and general chemistry courses before they can advance to Phase II and begin taking upper-division coursework.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major courses.



1-3 credits to make 97-99 total (76-78 credits of basic requirements plus 21 upper-division biology depth and elective credits). Additional biology elective credits can be taken to fulfill University graduation requirements:

           ❑ Any 300 or 400-level biology course under advisement, including
              BIOL 300, 499, and 497.

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