General Biology

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/programs/ugrad/biologybs.html

Click here to get a sample 4-yr plan

Students can complete the requirements for a Biology B.S. by selecting the general non-specialized biology major or one of the alternative specialized emphases. The link at the right provides a suggested 4-year plan for completing our department's requirements for the General Biology emphasis.

 


 

Required General Education

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4)
  • CHEM 201 General Chemistry I (5)
  • ENG 271W Technical Communication (4)

Major Common Core

  • BIOL 106 General Biology II (4)
  • BIOL 211 Genetics (4)

Math Requirement (choose 3-4 credits)

  • MATH 113 Trigonometry (3)
  • MATH 115 Precalculus Mathematics (4)
  • MATH 121 Calculus I (4)

Physics Requirement (choose 3 - 4 credits)

  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics (3)
  • PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 221 General Physics I (4)

Statistics Requirement (choose 3 credits)

  • HLTH 475 Biostatistics (3)
  • STAT 154 Elementary Statistics (3)

Emphasis Common Core (choose 20 credits)

  • BIOL 215 General Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 301 Evolution (2)
  • BIOL 320 Cell Biology (4)
  • CHEM 202 General Chemistry II (5)
  • CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 323 Supplemental Organic Functional Group Chemistry (1)
  • Physiology Requirement--Choose ONLY ONE of the four following pairs of courses (6 to 9 credits total). Emphasis Restricted Electives plus Emphasis Unrestricted Electives must total at least 18 credits to fulill the 40-credit major requirement.

Human
  •  BIOL 220 Human Anatomy (4)
  •  BIOL 330 Principles of Human Physiology (4)

Plant
  •  BIOL 217 Plant Science (4)
  •  BIOL 441 Plant Physiology (4)

Microbiology
  •  BIOL 270 Microbiology (4)
  •  BIOL 476 Microbial Physiology and Genetics (5)

Animal
  •  BIOL 316 Animal Diversity (3)
  •  BIOL 431 Comparative Animal Physiology (3)

 

Emphasis Unrestricted Electives (choose 9 - 12 credits)

(choose additional upper-division courses so you have a total of 40 credits in Biology. At least 7 of these elective credits must be from courses with a laboratory component.)

  • BIOL 300 - BIOL 499

Recommended Support Courses (choose 0-8 credits)

  • CHEM 360 Principles of Biochemistry (4)
  • CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (3)
  • CHEM 465 Biochemical Techniques I (1)

Required Minor: None

 


 

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Department of Biological Sciences
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Mankato, MN 56001
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