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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

PDF of Biology, B.S.

Biology

Faculty

Andrew Arsham, Mark Fulton, Debbie Guelda, Andrew Hafs, Michael Hamann, Brian Hiller, Richard Koch, Holly LaFerriere, Kerry Openshaw, Elizabeth Rave, Mark Wallert

Programs

Department of Biology
S 230
Phone: (218) 755-2920
Fax:

Biology, B.S. major

Required Credits: 68
Required GPA: 2.25

I REQUIRED BIOLOGY CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • BIOL1211
  • BIOL1212
  • BIOL2360
  • BIOL2610

II REQUIRED BIOLOGY ELECTIVES

SUBORGANISMAL
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • BIOL3260
  • BIOL3300
  • BIOL3380
  • BIOL3580
  • BIOL3590
  • BIOL3720
  • BIOL3755
  • BIOL4270
  • BIOL4360

ORGANISMAL
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • BIOL2110
  • BIOL3250
  • BIOL3310
  • BIOL3710
  • BIOL3730
  • BIOL3830
  • BIOL4210
  • BIOL4510
  • BIOL4520
  • BIOL4534

III CAPSTONE PROJECT

The Biology capstone project, completed in the senior year, provides a culinating experience that integrates the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses and applies them to a scholarly activity. Examples of capstone projects may include original research projects, internships with state or federal agencies, shadowing experiences with professionals, or successfully passing professional/ graduate school entrance exams.

The capstone project must be designed or chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty mentor or advisor, who must approve the project before work begins. Students should consult with their faculty mentor or advisor before their senior year commences. All capstone projects will include a written and oral component (except for professional/graduate school entrance exams).


The capstone project may be completed in one of the
following ways (0-4 credits):

1. Students using a professional or graduate entrance
exam as their capstone project must register for
this course. Students must place in at least the
60th percentile on their exam to successfully
complete this course.

  • BIOL4800

2. Complete BIOL 4894 OR BIOL 4895 (2 credits):

  • BIOL4894
  • BIOL4895

3. Complete BIOL 4894 and BIOL 4895 (2 credits each):

  • BIOL4894
  • BIOL4895

IV REQUIRED GENERAL BIOLOGY ELECTIVES

SELECT ELECTIVES FROM BIOLOGY COURSES (EXCEPT
1000-LEVEL BIOL CLASSES AND BIOL 2925) TO ACHIEVE
A MINIMUM OF 40 SEMESTER CREDITS IN BIOL COURSES. THESE
ELECTIVES CAN ALSO INCLUDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS
FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS

a. CHEM 4411
b. CHEM 4411 and 4471
c. ENVR 4400
d. ENVR 4500

V REQUIRED COURSES IN RELATED FIELDS

A. SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

GROUP 1:

  • CHEM2211
  • CHEM2212

GROUP 2:

  • CHEM1111
  • CHEM1112

B. SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • STAT2610
  • PSY3401

C. SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

GROUP 1:

  • PHYS2101
  • PHYS2102

GROUP 2:

  • PHYS1101
  • PHYS1102

D. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING 4 COURSES:

  • CHEM3311
  • CHEM3312
  • CHEM3371
  • CHEM3372


SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR BIOLOGY MAJOR, B.S.

The following is a list of required Biology Major, B.S. courses arranged by year. This schedule is intended to assist students in planning their courses in an orderly fashion. There is some flexibility in this schedule, but graduation within four years will require close adherence to the specified sequence of courses. Always consult your Biology academic advisor as to the proper courses and sequence of courses needed for graduation.

Freshman
•    BIOL1211
•    BIOL1212
•    CHEM1111
     or CHEM2211
•    CHEM1112
     or CHEM2212
•    Liberal Education requirements
•    Consult with your Biology academic advisor

Sophomore
•    BIOL2360
•    BIOL2610
•    CHEM3311
•    CHEM3312
•    CHEM3371
•    CHEM3372
•    PHYS1101
     or PHYS2101
•    PHYS1102
     or PHYS2102
•    Biology degree requirements
•    Liberal Education requirements
•    Consult with your Biology academic advisor

Junior
•    Biology degree requirements
•    Liberal Education requirements
•    Consult with your Biology academic advisor

Senior
•    Complete Biology degree requirements
•    Complete Liberal Education requirements
•    Consult with your Biology academic advisor