Biology

Concordia's Biology major cultivates in its students the capabilities necessary for them to continue to explore the field of Biology, to promote stewardship of the biotic environment, and to provide Christian leadership in careers related to biological sciences.

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Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum: 55-57 credit hours - Courses in Religion, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Kinesiology, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Classics/Humanities, and Leadership. All students, regardless of major, must demonstrate Computer Competency either by taking the Computer Competency Exam or taking and passing CIS 1301 Intro to Personal Computers.

Major Requirements: 54-55 semester hours

BIO 1402 General Zoology

BIO 1403 Cellular & Molecular Biology

BIO 2403 General Botany

BIO 3404 Genetics

CHE 1401 Chemistry I

CHE 1402 Chemistry II

CHE 2401 Organic Chemistry I

CHE 2403 Organic Chemistry II

MTH 2401 Calculus I

PHY 1401 Physics I

PHY 1402 Physics II

And one of the following:

SCI 4310 Natural Science Research or BIO 4310 Biological Science Research

Plus 16 credit hours of upper-level (3000 level or higher) BIO and SCI courses; no more than 6 credit hours may be field classes:

BIO 3303 Native Plants

BIO 3310 Nutrition

BIO 3320 Biochemistry

BIO 3350 Biopsychology

BIO 3403 General Ecology

BIO 3406 Animal Behavior

BIO 3411 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 3412 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

BIO 3420 Developmental Biology

BIO 3399 Independent Study

Field Courses: up to 6 hours of the 16 may come from these:
BIO 3302 Tropical Biology
SCI 3303 Geology & Ecology of the Southwest United States
SCI 3304 Geology & Ecology of Hawaii

Electives: A sufficient number of semester hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39 must be upper-level.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Biology Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum: 55-57 credit hours - Courses in Religion, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Kinesiology, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Classics/Humanities, and Leadership. All students, regardless of major, must demonstrate Computer Competency either by taking the Computer Competency Exam or taking and passing CIS 1301 Intro to Personal Computers.

Major Requirements: 24 semester hours

BIO 1402 General Zoology

BIO 1403 Cellular & Molecular Biology

BIO 2403 General Botany

BIO 3404 Genetics

CHE 1401 Chemistry I

CHE 1402 Chemistry II

Plus a total of 23 upper level (3000 level or higher) BIO credit hours listed below, including up to 6 credit hours of SCI field courses:

BIO 3303 Native Plants

BIO 3310 Nutrition

BIO 3350 Biopsychology

BIO 3399 Independent Study

BIO 3401 General Microbiology

BIO 3403 General Ecology

BIO 3406 Animal Behavior

BIO 3411 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 3412 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 3420 Developmental Biology

SCI 4310 Natural Science Research Project

Field Courses:

BIO 3302 Tropical Biology

SCI 3303 Geology & Ecology of the Southwest United States

SCI 3304 Geology & Ecology of Hawaii

Electives: A sufficient number of semester hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39 must be upper-level.

For more information on Biology courses or the major, please contact:

Donna Janes, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Biology Major
D-264
512.313.5503

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