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Biology (B.S.)


Through coursework and internship experiences, students in the B.S. in Biology program obtain competency in biology along with another field, which is referred to as a Companion Discipline (or track). Students in the B.S. in Biology program must complete one of the following companion disciplines: Art, Pre-professional Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Professional Cytotechnology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Law & Society, Preparation for Medical Studies, Management, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy (3+2 or 4+2), Physical Therapy (3+3 or 4+3), Public Health, or Writing.


Program Requirements

Core : 58-63 credits 
Complete all of the following:
BIO 101/101L General Biology I : 4 credits
BIO 102/102L General Biology II : 4 credits
BIO 150 Writing in Biology : 1 credit
BIO 207 Fundamentals of Genetics : 3 credits
BIO 208/208L Microbiology : 4 credits
BIO 312 Evolution -or- BIO 326 Ecology -or- BIO 336 Animal Behavior : 3 credits
BIO 359 Explorations in Research Methods : 3 credits
BIO 415/BIO 415L Cell and Molecular Biology : 4 credits
BIO 401 Senior Project or BIO 427 Internship in Biology : 3 credits
BIO 450 Seminar in Biology : 3 credits
BIO course electives : 9-12 credits  *Note: BIO 201 & 202 required for some tracks.
CHM 111/111L/111R General Chemistry I : 4 credits
CHM 112/112L/112R General Chemistry II : 4 credits
CHM or PHY* course with lab : 4 credits *Note: PHY 101/PHY 101L/PHY 101R required for some tracks
Mathematics course: MAT 112 College Algebra or MAT 113 Precalculus or MAT 201 Calculus
Statistics course: MAT 220 or PSY 207 : 4 credits


COMPANION DISCIPLINES (Tracks)

Art : 21 credits
Complete 7 courses from AEM, AFA, ARH, GMD, or ISD

Pre-professional Clinical Laboratory Science : 23 credits
CHM 201/201L Organic Chemistry I : 4 credits
CHM 202/202L Organic Chemistry II : 4 credits
HSC 215 Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan
PBH 201 Health & Society
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology
PHL 206 Ethics or HMN 420 Medical Ethics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Pre-professional Cytotechnology : 21-22 credits
HSC 215 Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan
HSC course - any additional HSC course
PBH 201 Health & Society
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology
PHL 206 Ethics or HMN 420 Medical Ethics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 202 Human Development -or- PSY 208 Dev Science

Environmental Science : 25 credits
BIO 130 Environmental Biology
BIO 326 Principles of Ecology
CHM 201/201L Organic Chemistry I
CHM 202/202L Organic Chemistry II
Complete three of the following:
  BIO 108 Zoology
  BIO 110 Environmental Issues
  BIO 211 The Plant Kingdom
  BIO 217 Invertebrate Zoology
  BIO 310 Biology of Parasites
  BIO 312 Evolution
  BIO 321 Biology of Algae
  BIO 336 Animal Behavior
  BIO 357 Environmental Toxicology
  BIO 420 Environmental Law and Policy
  CHM 205 Chemical Analysis
  PHL 220 Perspectives on Nature
  POL 101 Intro to US Government
  POL 150 Climate Crisis
  POL 218 Intro to Public Policy
  POL 150 Climate Crisis

Forensic Science : 26 credits
BIO 209 Fundamentals of Forensic Science
CHM 201/201L Organic Chemistry I
CHM 202/202L Organic Chemistry II
CHM 303 Biochemistry
PHY 102/102L/102R General Physics II
Complete two courses in: CRM or LAW

Law & Society : 21 credits
LAW 101
6 additional courses from CRM, LAW, PSY, or SOC

Management : 21 credits
BUS 205
Complete 6 additional courses from: ACC, BUS, or ECO

Nutrition Science : 29 credits*
BIO 201/201L Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 202/202L Anatomy & Physiology II
CHM 104/104L Intro to Organic & Biochem
CHM 220 Nutritional Biochemistry
NTR 201 Foundations of Nutrition
NTR 209 ServSafe Essentials
NTR 211/211L Introduction to Food Science
NTR 401 Nutrition Metabolism I
NTR 402/402L Advanced Food Science
NTR 403 Nutrition Metabolism II
NTR 404 Medical Nutrition Therapy
*NTR courses are taught on the Troy campus.

Occupational Therapy
3+2 (B.S. and M.S.)
BIO 201/201L Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 202/202L Anatomy & Physiology II
PHY 101/101L/101R General Physics I with lab (SCI 110 may be substituted)
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
PSY 202 Human Development or PSY 208 Dev Science
PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology
One SOC Course
Complete 30 graduate credits in OTH

Occupational Therapy 4+2 (B.S. and M.S.)
BIO 201/201L Anatomy & Physiology I : 4 credits
BIO 202/202L Anatomy & Physiology II : 4 credits
PHY 101/101L/101R General Physics I : 4 credits
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology : 3 credits
PSY 202 Human Dev : 3 credits or PSY 208 Dev Science : 4 credits
PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology : 3 credits
One SOC course : 3 credits
One BUS course : 3 credits
Choose 2 courses in HSC, PBH, BUS, or SOC : 6 credits

Physical Therapy 3+3 (B.S. and D.P.T.)
BIO 201/201L Anatomy and Physiology I : 4 credits 
BIO 202/202L Anatomy and Physiology II : 4 credits
PHY 101/101L/101R General Physics I : 4 credits
PHY 102/102L/102R General Physics II : 4 credits 
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 credits 
PSY 202 Human Dev : 3 credits or PSY 208 Dev Science : 4 credits
Completion of 30 graduate credits in PTY
*BIO 427 course not required for 3+3 program students

Physical Therapy 4+3 (B.S. and D.P.T.)
BIO 201/BIO 201L Anatomy and Physiology I : 4 credits 
BIO 202/BIO 202L Anatomy and Physiology II : 4 credits 
BIO 484 Neurobiology : 3 credits
PHY 101/101L/101R General Physics I : 4 credits
PHY 102/102L/102R General Physics II : 4 credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 credits 
PSY 202 Human Develop : 3 credits or PSY 208 Dev Science : 4 credits
PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology : 3 credits
Two BUS Courses : 6 credits

Preparation for Medical Studies : 26-29 credits
BIO 201/201L Anatomy & Physiology I : 4 credits
BIO 202/202L Anatomy & Physiology II : 4 credits
PHL course : 3 credits
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology : 3 credits
SOC course : 3 credits
Complete three of the following:
  CHM 201/201L Organic Chem I with lab : 4 credits ¹
  CHM 202/202L Organic Chem II with lab : 4 credits
  CHM 220 Nutr. Biochemistry -or- CHM 303 Biochemistry : 3 credits*
  MAT 201 Calculus I : 4 credits ¹
  MAT 202 Calculus II : 4 credits
  PHY 101 Physics I with lab : 4 credits ¹
  PHY 102 Physics II with lab : 4 credits
  SCI 120 Nutrition Science : 3 credits
  SCI 240 Pathology & Prev of Injury with lab : 3 credits
  SCI 310/SCI 310L Exercise Physiology with lab : 4 credits
   *cannot get credit for both CHM 303 and CHM 220
   ¹cannot use if counting in core

Public Health : 21 credits
PBH 201 Health and Society: Survey of Public Health
PBH 210 Overview of Global Health
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology
Complete four courses from the following:
  BUS 211 Global Business
  BUS 307 Business Ethics
  BUS 308 Human Resource Management
  BUS 314 Organizational Behavior
  BUS 340 Leadership and Diversity
  BUS 420 Organizational Theory
  LAW 301 Health Law
  POL 218 Public Policy Making
  POL 314 Health Policy
  POL 348 Topics in Political Science 
  POL 420 Environmental Law Policy
  PBH 448 Special Topics

Writing : 21 credits
Complete 7 courses from COM, ENG, HUM, or PHL


Suggested Program of Study
(major & general education core courses)

Year 1 - Fall (15 credits)
BIO 101/101L
BIO 150
CHM 111/111L/111R
RSC 101
WRT 101

Year 1 - Spring (17 credits)
BIO 102/102L
BIO 207
CHM 112/112L/112R
RSC 201
WRT 201

Year 2 - Fall
BIO 201/201L
CHM 201/201L or Companion course
MAT 220 or PSY 207

Year 2 - Spring
BIO 202/202L
CHM 202/202L or Companion course

Year 3 - Fall
BIO 208/208L
PHY 101/101L/101R
RSC 301

Year 3 - Spring
PHY 102/102L/102R

Year 4 - Fall
BIO 401 or BIO 427
BIO 405

Year 4 - Spring
BIO 415/BIO 415L
 


Degree Completion Notes

Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
Completion of all required General Education  coursework