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.
18 HOURS OF BIOLOGY FOUNDATION
- 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
- CHEM-1115 - General Chemistry I
- CHEM-1215 - General Chemistry II
- CHEM-3115 - Organic Chemistry I
3-4 HOURS MATHEMATICS
- MATH-1213 - College Algebra
- MATH-2114 - Calculus I With Analytical Geometry
3 HOURS OF TRIGONOMETRY RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED
- MATH-1523 - Trigonometry
3 HOURS STATISTICS
- BIOL-2913 - Biostatistics
4 HOURS OF PHYSICS WITH LABORATORY
- PHYS-1114 - College Physics I
- PHYS-2514 - Physics I
5 HOURS OF 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 18 hours of biology foundation
- 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.
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