Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, BS


CIP Code: 26.0101

General Education Requirements   

Bachelor of Science   

Major Requirements


This degree is recommended for students planning to pursue careers in biology, fields related to biology, or medical sciences. Students considering post-graduate education should evaluate prerequisites required for those programs to ensure timely progress and graduation. Students seeking secondary certification in Unified Science with an endorsement in Biology should consult the Unified Science major for required coursework.

Students pursuing a B.S. in Biology will complete the Biology core curriculum and will then select one of two concentrations: Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences or Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Plant Sciences.

Required Biology (BIOL) courses


Note


Required for students seeking Unified Science certification.

Required Chemistry (CHEM) courses


Required Mathematics (MATH) course


Required Physics (PHYS) courses


Selection of Biology Concentration


1. Concentration in Biomedical Sciences


Required Courses

Total: 21-22 hours

Concentration Electives


Hours used to fulfill the concentration electives may not be used to fulfill other requirements3

Total: 10 hours minimum

2. Concentration in Ecology and Plant Biology


Total: 16-17 hours

Concentration Electives


Note(s)


* Hours applied to general education requirements

** Hours applied to degree requirements

1 Students interested in pursuing post-graduate education should consult prerequisites for those programs to determine if calculus is required.

2 Physics requirements may also be fulfilled with General Physics I and II, with laboratories (PHYS 211+213 and PHYS 221+223, prerequisites apply). Students interested in pursuing post-graduate education should consult prerequisites for those programs to determine which physics track is appropriate.

3 Hours used to fulfill the concentration electives may not be used to fulfill other requirements.

4 Elective hours for the concentration should be used to ensure satisfaction of the 128-hour and the 45-hour upper-division graduation requirements.

5 Organic chemistry II and laboratory is recommended for students planning to pursue clinical post-graduate education. Students should determine if the second semester of organic chemistry is a prerequisite.

6 Students wishing to use courses not listed to fulfill elective hours for the concentration will need to petition the advisor, program director, and division chair for approval.

Total: 58-60 Hours


Includes courses which may be applied toward satisfying general education and degree requirements.