Major in Biology
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.
Minor in Biology
Students interested in the Biology Minor must complete 15-18 hours of Biology related coursework. The program must include courses from at least two different departments including Biology. Only 4 hours of research can count towards the Biology Minor. A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required in all courses. All upper level Biology courses must be taken in residence. Readings and Internship courses are not allowed in the Minor.