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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology General Program (BS)


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The Bachelor of Science Program is the program selected by most biology majors. This program is designed to prepare students for a number of potential careers (see Biology Web page) for entry-level employment or graduate and professional training in some sub-discipline of biology. The five core biology courses in the Bachelor of Science program provide a wide breadth of preparation for more advanced coursework chosen by students to meet their individual needs and interests.

Requirements.

  1. At least 44 credits in biology, with no more than 16 below the 300 level, to include:
    1.  Biology core courses, each with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in all used as prerequisites:   BIO 111 , BIO 113 BIO 326 , BIO 327 , BIO 328 .  
    2.  Two biology writing courses, each with a grade of C (2.0) or better.  One of the writing courses will be a capstone course of either BIO 453  or BIO 477 
  2. MTH 120  or equivalent proficiency by examination.
  3. PHY 143  or  PHY 243 ,  PHY 145  or PHY 245 .
  4. Completion of one of the following concentrations:

    General Concentration
    CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263  or CHM 265 , CHM 330 , CHM 332  (recommended), or CHM 220 , CHM 350 , or CHM 330 CHM 350 .

    Pre-Medical Concentration
    1.  BIO 167 ,  BIO 168 or  BIO 432 BIO 435 .
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263  or CHM 265 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 , CHM 333 ; CHM 350 , or CHM 450 , CHM 452 .
    3.  HCR 362 .
    4.  PSY 100 , PSY 309  (recommended) or PSY 316 PSY 315 .
    5.  SOC 100 .
    6.  Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:  BIO 418 , BIO 419 , BIO 425 , BIO 433 , BIO 445 HCR 300 PHS 315 PHL 101 , PHL 168 , PHL 338 , other courses from the philosophy of neuroethics minor.

    Pre-Dental Concentration
    1.  BIO 167 ,  BIO 168 or  BIO 432 ; BIO 435 .
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263  or CHM 265 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 , CHM 333 ; CHM 350 , or CHM 450 , CHM 452 .
    3.  Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:  BIO 418 , BIO 419 ; BIO 425 , BIO 433 , BIO 445 .

    Pre-Veterinary Concentration
    1.  BIO 167 BIO 168 or BIO 432 BIO 408  or BIO 431 BIO 435 .
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263  or CHM 265 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 , CHM 333 ; CHM 350 , or CHM 450 , CHM 452 .
    3.  NSC 209 .
    4.  Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:  BIO 418 , BIO 419 BIO 421 BIO 425 BIO 431 BIO 433 BIO 455 BIO 484 .

    Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
    1.  BIO 167 BIO 168 or BIO 432 ; BIO 433 .
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263  or CHM 265 , CHM 330 CHM 332  (recommended), or CHM 220 , CHM 350 , or CHM 330 CHM 350 .
    3.  MTP 320  or MTP 321 .
    4.  PSY 100 , PSY 313 .
    5.  PTP 201 , PTP 413 .
    6.  BIO 301  (recommended) or PSY 322  or SOC 215 .
    7.  Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:  BIO 447 , HCR 300 .
     
    Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration
    1.  BIO 167 BIO 168 or BIO 432 BIO 433  or BIO 445 , BIO 435  or BIO 135 .
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 ; CHM 263  or CHM 265 ; CHM 330 CHM 332  (recommended), or CHM 220 , CHM 350 , or CHM 330 CHM 350 .
    3.  NSC 209 .
    4.  PSY 100 , PSY 313 .
    5.  BIO 301  (recommended) or PSY 322  or SOC 215 .
      
  5. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science  degree, including:
    1.  General Education requirements .
    2.  Completion of a minimum of 124, including at least 33 in upper division courses (numbered 300 or above).
    4.  A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in biology and at UM-Flint overall.
     

Students planning to enter a graduate or professional school should investigate requirements of the specific graduate or professional programs to which they intend to apply to avoid missing requirements beyond those covered in their biology degree.

 

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