Biology: General

Biology major imageBachelor of Arts

The B.A. in Biology- General provides students with a broad background in basic biological principles from the cellular and molecular levels through evolution and the functioning of ecosystems.  As such, this general biology curriculum provides the breadth of biological experience essential for a diversity of careers in the health fields, in basic biological research in the laboratory and field, in biology education, or in business and industry.  The curriculum includes a set of core courses in science and hands-on learning opportunities.

Goals:
•    Provide students with an understanding of the breadth of biological fields
•    Provide students with a solid foundation in biological, ecological and evolutionary principles that apply to all of biology
•    Provide opportunities for laboratory or field research experiences
•    Prepare students for a suite of potential biological careers

Special Features:
Careers:
Biological researcher
Lab technician
Health professional
Educator
Science journalist
Management in biologically-based business or industry 
 

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
   Course (Credits)
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
      HU 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
   Senior Capstone: SM/HU 499 Senior Capstone (3)
Total General Education Credits - 39


PROGRAM COURSES
Art & Sciences Courses
   Course (Credits)
   SM 117 Diversity of Life (4)
   SM 118 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
   SM 121 General Chemistry I (4)
   SM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
   SM 211 Investigating Biology (3)
   SM 221 Organic Chemistry I (4)
   SM 231 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4)
   SM 243/343 Biotopics (3)
   SM 261 Statistics (3)  
   SM 315 Applied Genetics and Evolution (4)
   SM 331 Comparative Physiology (4)
   SM 342 Principles of Ecology (3)
   SM 411 Cell Biology and Physiology (4)
   SM 200/300/400 level Biology elective (3)
   Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 51

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS - 51

ELECTIVES
Open Electives
   Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (11)
   300/400 level (19)
Total Open Elective Credits - 30

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS - 30

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE - 120




Contact Information:

Barbara Hager
Professor, Environmental Biology
Program Director, Biology and Environmental Biology
215 Eckel Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7146
Email: bhager

Venera Jouraeva
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Eckel Hall 308
Phone: (315) 655-7986
E-mail: vjouraeva

Thad Yorks
Associate Professor, Biology and Environmental Biology
212 Eckel Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7148
E-mail: teyorks

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