Jun 05, 2020  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major: Concentration II, B.S.

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Biology Major Concentration I (67 hours) or Concentration II (59-64 hours)

Concentration I is designed for students planning to attend graduate or professional school in biology or the health sciences. Concentration II is for students who have interests other than graduate or professional school in biology or the health sciences (i.e. secondary education, science journalism, double majors, business minors).

Students planning to become certified to teach biology in Georgia public secondary schools must complete a major in biology and a major in secondary education . One course in microbiology, one course in plant biology, and one course in ethics should be successfully completed to meet the National Science Standards for certification in teaching biology. Such courses include BIO 301 , Microbiology; BIO 311 I , General Botany; or BIO 313 I , Forest Ecology; and PHI 358 , Bioethics or PHI 359 I , Environmental Ethics. Other recommended courses include BIO 206 , BIO 303 I , BIO 332 I , BIO 415 I , BIO 480  and BIO 482 , and EVS 104 .

Biology Elective Requirements (26 hours):

All students majoring in biology must take seven additional elective biology courses.  One may be at the 200 level and the remaining six at the 300 level or above (at least 26 semester hours). Fifteen hours numbered 300 and above must be taken in residence. Within this block of courses students may select those sub disciplines that best suit their needs. CHM 341 , Biochemistry I, may be used as one of the elective courses but it would then not count toward the chemistry major or minor.

Additional Science and Mathematics Requirements (19 hours):


4 hours at the CHM 108  level or higher. Chemistry minors are exempt from this requirement.


Students may not use CHM 102  for this elective credit. CHM 341  may be used as an elective course, but will not count toward the chemistry major or minor. BIO 103  may not be used as the math and science elective credit if the major has first completed BIO 111 . In addition, at least two of these courses must be non-BIO courses. Students with a dual major in secondary education  may substitute EDU 499  for one of the science electives.

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