B.S. Degree in Biology
An OC Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology will:
- Be prepared for graduate level studies or entry-level positions in fields of scientific investigation.
- Have acquired a fundamental body of knowledge in the biological and physical sciences.
- Be able to think critically and have conducted research in both experimental and theoretical forms.
- Be able to communicate effectively the results of scientific research and study.
- Have developed mature Christian attitudes towards scholarship, intellectual honesty and ethical conduct that promote a life-long appreciation for learning.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required.
Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
16 hours biology core
- BIOL-1115 - General Biology: I Cellular and Molecular Systems
- BIOL-1215 - General Biology II: Comparative Physiology and Ecology
- BIOL-2244 - Human Anatomy
- BIOL-2314 - Genetics
22 hours 3000/4000 level biology courses
Must include 6 lecture and 4 lab courses; up to 4 hours can be satisfied by undergraduate research.
15 hours chemistry
3-4 hours mathematics
3 hours statistics
3 hours trigonometry recommended, but not required
4 hours physics with laboratory
5 hours science seminar
- GNSC-1711 - Freshman Science Seminar
- GNSC-2711 - Sophomore Science Seminar
- GNSC-3711 - Junior Science Seminar
- GNSC-4712 - Senior Science Seminar
Note: Program Requirements:
Before taking any 3000/4000 level biology classes, you must:
- Complete 16 hours of core biology
- Maintain a science GPA of 2.5
- Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better.
- Complete GNSC-1711 and GNSC-2711; while enrolled, students must seek approval to add upper division biology courses.
- Complete ENGL-2113 with a grade of C or better.
- Obtain departmental approval.
- Dental Hygienist
- Medical Doctor
- Medical Research and Technology
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Physician's Associate
- Professor/ Teacher
For more information, contact:
Dr. Tim VanWagoner