Biology

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Program Mission

The mission of the Biology program is to educate students to think critically, analytically and creatively in the biological sciences. Ethical and civic responsibilities will be stressed to preserve the aesthetics of the natural world. Students will be technologically and intellectually prepared to pursue graduate and/or professional education and a successful career.

DEGREE OFFERINGS

Bachelor of Science: 66 hours, 2.0 GPA

Minor: 18 hours, 2.0 GPA

Availability:

16-Week Parkville

- Parkville, MO

FACULTY

The Program has four full-time faculty which teach all the core courses for Biology majors. More

Major Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum .................................................................. 59 cr.

BIO221 Zoology ..................................................................... 4 cr.

BIO225 Botany ...................................................................... 4 cr.

BIO 306 Biological Literature ................................................ 3 cr.

BIO 325 Introductory Molecular & Cellular Biology ........... 3 cr.

BIO327 Introductory Ecology & Evolution ........................... 4 cr.

BIO340 Genetics ..................................................................... 4 cr.

BIO499 Capstone Project ..................................................... 3 cr.

CH107 General Chemistry 1 + Lab ....................................... 4 cr.

CH108 General Chemistry 2 + Lab ....................................... 4 cr.

CH317 Organic Chemistry 1 + Lab ....................................... 4 cr.

CH318 Organic Chemistry 2 + Lab ....................................... 4 cr.

MA160 Precalculus for Majors ............................................. 5 cr.

PY155 Concepts of Physics 1 ................................................ 4 cr.

PY156 Concepts of Physics 2 ................................................ 4 cr.

NS220 Applied Statistics & Experimental Design ............... 3 cr.

NS302 Current Literature in the Natural Sciences .............. 1 cr.

NS401 Natural Science Seminar .......................................... 1 cr.

 

Elective Courses ................................................................. 12 cr.

BIO211 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4 cr.)

BIO212 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (4 cr.)

BIO326 Bioethics (3 cr.)

BIO330 Paleobiology (4 cr.)

BIO337 Biochemistry (4 cr.)

BIO350 Microbiology (4 cr.)

BIO380 Issues in Biodiversity (3 cr.)

BIO400 Cell Biology (4 cr.)

BIO410 Comparative Anatomy (4 cr.)

BIO411 Animal Physiology (4 cr.)

BIO417 Developmental Biology (4 cr.)

BIO490 Advanced Topics in Biology (1-4 cr.)

CH321 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry (3 cr.)

CH328 Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.)

CH329 Introduction to Instrumental Analysis (4 cr.)

GGP350 GIS 1 (3 cr.)

GGP370 Biogeography (3 cr.)

 

Minor Requirements 18 hours, 2.0 GPA

All approved BIO courses available.

12 of 18 hours must be numbered BIO220 or greater.