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Biology - Bachelor of Arts - Minor

Minor

Melissa P. Clauson, PhD, Program Coordinator
Fugitte Science Center, Room 216
(270) 384-8229  clausonm@lindsey.edu


Mission Statement

The mission of the Biology program is to provide students with the resources to develop a broad knowledge base in biology and the skills necessary to be successful in attaining their chosen career goals for entry into pre-professional health care fields such as medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy or for entry into biology graduate programs or entry-level positions in field biology.  In addition to the factual content, students learn the historical basis and the scientific methodology of each major conceptual area of biology.


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 120 or 128 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the minor may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.

Students should note that the minor contributes between 6 and 14 hours toward the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level course work.


Program Requirements:  27-32 hours

In addition to the appropriate general education program and a major, students must complete the minor's prerequisites, core requirements, and related studies requirements and must select program electives as indicated.

A.  Prerequisites:  4-7 hours

  • Introduction to Cellular Biology (BIOL 1204) is the prerequisite for BIOL 2104, BIOL 2204, BIOL 2314, BIOL 2603, BIOL 2604, BIOL 3103, BIOL 3204, BIOL 3304 -- 4 hours
  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for CHEM 1214 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  17 hours

  • Introduction to Organismal Biology (BIOL 1214) -- 4 hours
  • Microbiology (BIOL 2104) -- 4 hours
  • Animal Diversity (BIOL 2204) -- 4 hours
  • Plant Diversity (BIOL 2314) -- 4 hours
  • Seminar I (BIOL 3901) -- 1 hour

C.  Program Electives (select two courses):  6-8 hours

  • Conservation Biology (BIOL 2603) -- 3 hours
  • Environmental Science (BIOL 2604) -- 4 hours
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 3103) -- 3 hours
  • Genetics (BIOL 3204) -- 4 hours
  • Ecology (BIOL 3304) -- 4 hours
  • Theory of Natural Selection (BIOL 3403) -- 3 hours
  • Animal Behavior (BIOL 3513) -- 3 hours
  • Molecular Biology (BIOL 4404) -- 4 hours
  • Aquatic Biology (BIOL 4604) -- 4 hours 

D.  Related Studies Requirements:  13 hours

  • General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 1214) -- 4 hours
  • General Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM 1224) -- 4 hours
  • Organic Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 3313) -- 3 hours
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CHEM 3312) -- 2 hours

 

 

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