Programs of Study

Requirements for a B.S. in Biology (128-132 Hours)
Departmental studies develop a functional understanding of basic biological principles. This major emphasizes the dynamic processes of life in development, growth, heredity, behavior, ecology, evolution, and other vital phenomena as observed in the natural outdoor world and laboratory.

I. General Education Requirements

Students must complete the Liberal Arts in Action Commons and Connector requirements. Thirteen semester hours of Connector requirements may be met by major requirements as follows:

Natural Science:
BIO 115 Intro to Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
Second Natural/Social Science:
CHM 113 General Chemistry I 4
Mathematics:
MTH 115 Calculus I 5

II. Major Requirements (60 Hours)

Biology Introductory Core
BIO 113 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
BIO 114 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution 4
BIO 115 Intro to Cellular Biology and Genetics -
BIO 350 Research Methods in Biology 2
BIO 450 Senior Seminar Presentation 1
Complete requirements from one concentration

Concentration Requirements (28 hours)

A. Ecology and Field Biology 28
One from: 4
BIO 243 Biology of Nonvascular Plants
BIO 244 Biology of Vascular Plants
BIO 327 Special Topics in Botany
BIO 328 Special Topics in Zoology
One from: 4
BIO 215 Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIO 216 Genetics
BIO 336 Microbiology
BIO 250 Intro to Geographic Information Systems 4
BIO 346 Plant Taxonomy 4
BIO 347 Population and Community Ecology 4
BIO 348 Vertebrate Taxonomy 4
BIO 412 Evolution 4


B. Organismal Biology 28
One from: 4
BIO 243 Biology of Non-Vascular Plants
BIO 327 Special Topics in Botany
BIO 346 Plant Taxonomy
One from: 4
BIO 328 Special Topics in Zoology
BIO 348 Vertebrate Taxonomy
One from: 4
BIO 244 Biology of Vascular Plants
BIO 231 Comparative Chordate Anatomy
One from: 4
BIO 347 Population and Community Ecology
BIO 412 Evolution
BIO 215 Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 216 Genetics 4
BIO 339 Plant and Animal Physiology 4


C. Laboratory Science 28
One from: 4
BIO 243 Biology of Non-Vascular Plants
BIO 244 Biology of Vascular Plants
BIO 327 Special Topics in Botany
BIO 346 Plant Taxonomy
One from: 4
BIO 231 Comparative Chordate Anatomy
BIO 328 Special Topics in Zoology
BIO 341 Histology
BIO 348 Vertebrate Taxonomy
One from: 4
BIO 347 Population and Community Ecology
BIO 412 Evolution
Two from: 8
BIO 216 Genetics
BIO 337 Immunology
BIO 438 Biochemistry
BIO 215 Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 336 Microbiology 4

D. Biotechnology 28
One from: 4
BIO 243 Biology of Non-Vascular Plants
BIO 244 Biology of Vascular Plants
BIO 327 Special Topics in Botany
BIO 346 Plant Taxonomy
One from: 4
BIO 231 Comparative Chordate Anatomy
BIO 328 Special Topics in Zoology
BIO 341 Histology
BIO 348 Vertebrate Taxonomy
One from: 4
BIO 347 Population and Community Ecology
BIO 412 Evolution
One from: 4
BIO 336 Microbiology
BIO 337 Immunology
BIO 438 Biochemistry
BIO 215 Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 216 Genetics 4
BIO 325 Biotechnology 4
Supportive Requirements
CHM 113 General Chemistry I -
CHM 114 General Chemistry II 4
MTH 115 Calculus I -
MTH 116 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4


III. Electives 0-29 Hours


Requirements for a B.S. in Zoology (128 Hours)
An in-depth study of the natural sciences stressing the zoological world. Designed to prepare students for graduate and professional schools.

General Education Requirements (52-55 Hours) Students must complete the Liberal Arts in Action Commons and Connector requirements of 52-55 semester hours. Thirteen semester hours of Connector requirements may be met by major requirements as follows: Natural Science BIO 115 General Biology: Organisms 4
Second Natural or Social Science
CHM 113 General Chemistry I 4
Mathematics
MTH 115 Calculus I 5

II. Major Requirements (63 Hours)

Biology Introductory Core
BIO 113 Intro to Organismal Biology 4
BIO 114 Intro to Ecology and Evolution 4
BIO 115 Intro to Cellular Biology and Genetics -
BIO 350 Biological Research Methods 2
BIO 450 Senior Seminar Presentation 1
One of the following: 4
BIO 215 Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIO 216 Genetics
BIO 231 Comparative Chordate Anatomy 4
BIO 339 Plant and Animal Physiology 4
BIO 347 Population and Community Ecology 4
BIO 348 Vertebrate Taxonomy 4
BIO 412 Evolution 4
One from: 4
BIO 243 Biology of Nonvascular Plants
BIO 244 Biology of Vascular Plants
BIO 327 Special Topics in Botany
BIO 346 Plant taxonomy
Concentration Requirements
None

Supportive Requirements Hours

CHM 114 General Chemistry II 4
CHM 335 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 336 Organic Chemistry II 4
MTH 116 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4
PHY 223 General Physics I 4
PHY 224 General Physics II 4

III. Electives (13-16 Hours)

Minors in Biology & Pre-professional Studies

Students desiring to complete a minor in Biology are to complete the requirements as indicated below:

A. Biology 24 hours
BIO 113 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
BIO 114 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution 4
BIO 115 Intro to Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
CHM 113 General Chemistry I 4
Two departmentally approved biology electives 8


B. Biological Natural History 24 hours
BIO 113 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
BIO 114 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution 4
BIO 346 Plant Taxonomy 4
BIO 347 Population and Community Ecology 4
BIO 348 Vertebrate Taxonomy and Natural History 4
One departmentally approved elective 4


C. Pre-professional Studies 44 hours
BIO 113 Intro to Organismal Biology 4
BIO 115 Intro to Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
CHM 113 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 114 General Chemistry II 4
CHM 335 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 336 Organic Chemistry II 4
MTH 115 Calculus I 5
MTH 116 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4
PHY 223 General Physics I 4
PHY 224 General Physics II 4
PSY 111 General Psychology 3


Requirements for a B.S. in Chemistry (128-145 Hours)



Students must complete requirements outlined in:

I. General Education Requirements
II. Major Requirements
III. Electives

I. General Education Requirements

Students must complete the Liberal Arts in Action Commons and Connector course requirements. Thirteen semester hours of Connector requirements may be met by major requirements as follows:

Natural Science:
CHM 113 General Chemistry I 4
Second Natural/Social Science:
PHY 223 General Physics I 4
Mathematics:
MTH 115 Calculus I 5
Social Science:
PSY 111 General Psychology 3
(for Educational licensure)

II. Major Requirements (48 Hours)

CHM 113 General Chemistry I -
CHM 114 General Chemistry II 4
CHM 215 Intro Descriptive Chemistry 4
CHM 227 Intro Quantitative Analysis 4
CHM 335 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 336 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHM 350 Research Methods in Chemistry 2
CHM 441 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHM 442 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHM 450 Senior Seminar Presentation 1
Chemistry Elective 4

Concentration Requirements
None

Supportive Requirements

MTH 115 Calculus I -
MTH 116 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4
MTH 120 Calculus II 5
PHY 223 General Physics I -
PHY 224 General Physics II 4


III. Electives (28 Hours)


Minor in Chemistry 24 hours

Students desiring to complete a minor in Chemistry must complete the following requirements:

CHM 113 General Chemistry I -
CHM 114 General Chemistry II 4
CHM 215 Introductory Descriptive Chemistry 4
CHM 227 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis 4
CHM 335 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 336 Organic Chemistry II 4
MTH 115 Calculus I -
MTH 116 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4

Minor in Environmental Studies 19-22 hours


NS 112 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
ES 301 Environmental Studies Practicum 2-3
HIS 430 Environmental History 3
One from: 4
BIO 214 Natural History of the Southern Appalachians
BIO 346 Plant Taxonomy
BIO 348 Vertebrate Taxonomy
Two from:
NS 114 Introduction to Meteorology 4
CHM 235 Environmental Chemistry 4
BIO 347 Population and Community Ecology 4
BIO 329 ST: Conservation Biology 4
BIO/CS/BCS 250 Introduction to G.I.S. 4
EST 320 Ethics, Science and Technology 3
PS 211 Political Mobilization
or PS 216 Legislative Process
or PS 332 Public Policy 3