The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in biology is a liberal arts degree with a concentration in the biological sciences. It is not a pre-professional degree, but it does prepare students for professional programs as well as for advanced degrees in the biological sciences. A major in biology is valuable because of the important role that biology plays in our everyday lives. An understanding of basic biological principles is crucial in interpreting the implications of environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity, the impact of genetic engineering and biotechnology in crop improvement, the treatment of disease, forensic medicine, and legal and ethical issues associated with the above.
I. FOUNDATION COURSES (9 HOURS)
ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H
MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250* or MATH 2300H* or MATH 2400* or MATH 2400H* or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
II. SCIENCES (7-8 HOURS)
At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
- Physical Sciences (3-4 hours) Preferred Course(s): (CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L)
- Life Sciences (3-4 hours) Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L)
III. QUANTITATIVE REASONING (3-4 HOURS)
- Preferred Course(s): PHYS 1111-1111L
IV. WORLD LANGUAGES AND GLOBAL CULTURE, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS (12 HOURS)
Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
- World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours): No preferred courses for this area. View Bulletin.
- Humanities and the Arts (3 hours): No preferred courses for this area. View Bulletin.
V. SOCIAL SCIENCES (9 HOURS)
- Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
- A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): One HIST course
* If any course above has been used to satisfy other areas of the core curriculum, general electives may be taken here.
* Students are strongly urged to contact the Biology program or Franklin College advisors when selecting core courses.
Note: Biology requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.
Major Specific Requirements
Below is a check sheet of all the courses needed to graduate with a major in Biology. If you have any additional questions or wish to speak to an academic advisor, feel free to contact us.
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major