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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Governors State University Academic Catalog

Biology, B.S.


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The College of Arts and Sciences  offers an undergraduate major in Biology with a curriculum that provides a strong background in the basic concepts of molecular, organismic, and population biology. In addition, laboratory courses provide the training needed for highly developed laboratory skills. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of entry-level positions as biologists in areas such as pharmaceutics, biotechnology, education, microbiology, and the environment. Students also are prepared for advancement to medical, dental, and veterinary studies, or for graduate level work in biology, including the master's program in Environmental Biology at GSU.

Degree Requirements


Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor's degree.

In addition, only grades of "C" or better will be accepted for transfer for the following courses normally taken at the lower-division level: eight hours of general biology with laboratory, three hours of botany with laboratory, three hours of zoology with laboratory, eight hours of general chemistry with laboratory, eight hours of organic chemistry with laboratory, and college algebra.

General Education Requirements (38-41 Hours)


The following courses must be taken to meet major and general education requirements:

Required Courses (63 Hours)


The following courses must be taken at the lower-division level:


  • General Biology II with Laboratory (4)
  • General Chemistry II with Laboratory (4)

NOTE:


Other biology courses as approved by the academic advisor.

Electives (7 Hours)


May include credit-hours needed to meet minor requirements.

Additional courses such as Analytical Chemistry (CHEM-3233 /CHEM-3234 ), Analytical Biochemistry (CHEM-6333  /CHEM-6334  ), Introduction to Computer Technology (CPSC-2005 ), or Computer Programming: Visual BASIC (CPSC-3120 ) are strongly recommended.

Total - 120 Hours


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