The BS in Biology provides highly motivated students a strong academic preparation in the biological sciences supported by courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The program especially provides students with the tools to pursue graduate and premedical studies.
- High school students will need a minimum overall high school GPA of 90% and a minimum science GPA of 90% in order to qualify for admission to the program.
- Transfer students will need a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.000 and a science GPA of 3.000 in the required courses in order to qualify for admission to the program.
- Sage students who have earned an overall cumulative GPA of 3.000 and a science GPA of 3.000 in the required courses may qualify for a major change to the program.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the BS in Biology program, the successful student will be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in biology.
* Describe the relatedness of organisms from physiological, genetic, developmental, and evolutionary perspectives.
* Summarize the interrelationships between plants and animals, and how the environment influences survival.
* Describe the flow of energy in the biosphere and in its plants and animals, specifically how organisms produce energy and utilize it.
* Retrieve and interpret peer-reviewed journal articles in biology.
* Effectively communicate scientific information in speech and in writing.
* Design and execute experiments to test scientific questions.
* Organize and analyze data using statistics and other mathematical techniques and draw logical conclusions.
* Use laboratory skills and techniques in a contemporary research setting.
* Explain biological principles using chemistry and physics.
* Explore diverse fields in biological sciences.