Biology

Mission Statement

This major prepares students for graduate school in the biological sciences. They also prepare students to enter any of the professional fields related to medicine, teaching, and other areas including economic, industrial, and applied biology. Opportunities include environmental studies, genetics, physiology, botany, zoology, microbiology, cellular biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology and entomology, to name a few graduate study specialties. The student has the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree or with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1: Communication of Biological Knowledge and Ability – The well-trained Biology major should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, about biological and environmental concepts.

SLO 2: Proficiency in Biological Lab Practices – Proper training in Biology requires laboratory proficiency. Students should be able to be proficient in basic laboratory techniques and collection and analysis of data.

SLO 3: Knowledge of Biology – The well-prepared Biology major must build a broad base of knowledge in cell biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, zoology, and biochemistry and should be able to integrate knowledge from several biology fields as they specialize in their chosen area.

Majors and Minors

Major Minor

Engineering Technology Minor - Partnership with Crowder College BA or BS in Biology Biology Minor BA or BS in Biology with Certification
Courses

BI101 - General Biology - 3 Semester Hours

BI101L - General Biology Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI102 - General Biology - 3 Semester Hours

BI102L - General Biology Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI103 - Integrated Biology - 5 Semester Hours

BI105 - Introduction to Environmental Science - 3 Semester Hours

BI105L - Introduction to Environmental Science Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI106 - Human Biology - 3 Semester Hours

BI106L - Human Biology Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI107 - Human Anatomy - 4 Semester Hours

BI107L - Human Anatomy Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI108 - Biodiversity - 3 Semester Hours

BI108L - Biodiversity Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI110 - Introduction to Biotechnology - 3 Semester Hours

BI190 - Special Topics - 3 Semester Hours

BI205 - General Physiology - 4 Semester Hours

BI205L - General Physiology Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI300 - Ornithology - 3 Semester Hours

BI300L - Ornithology Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI301 - Ecology - 3 Semester Hours

BI301L - Ecology Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI302 - Botany - 2 Semester Hours

BI302L - Botany Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI304 - Mammalogy - 3 Semester Hours

BI304L - Mammalogy Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI305 - Microbiology - 3 Semester Hours

BI305L - Microbiology Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI306 - Genetics - 3 Semester Hours

BI306L - Genetics Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI307 - Comparative Animal Behavior - 3 Semester Hours

BI307L - Comparative Animal Behavior Lab - 1 Semester Hours

BI309 - Histology - 2 Semester Hours

BI309L - Histology Lab - 2 Semester Hours

BI311 - Conservation Biology and Natural Resource Management - 3 Semester Hours

BI315 - Immunology - 3 Semester Hours

BI317 - Biochemstry and Cellular Physiology - 3 Semester Hours

BI317L - Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology Lab - 2 Semester Hours

Bi318 - Toxicology and Environmental Medicine - 3 Semester Hours

BI320 - Molecular and Cellular Biology - 3 Semester Hours

BI320 - Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab - 2 Semester Hours

BI380 - Major Readings - 3 Semester Hours

BI480 - Special Problems - 3 Semester Hours

Last updated: 09/19/2019