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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Biology, B.S.


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The biology curricula enable students to build a knowledge base about their physical and biological universe; foster an attitude of inquiry; and develop a functional understanding of the process of science, the interrelatedness of the various scientific disciplines, and the interactions of science, society, and technology. The biology curricula also provide opportunities for students to develop a variety of laboratory, field, and technical skills vital to success in the pursuit of knowledge in biology. Each student will be given the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in biology through the required internship component of the curriculum to be completed at local, state, or federal institutions. In some cases this may also be accomplished by working with specific faculty on research topics. In addition to the above goals, the biology 9-12 teaching field complies with and endorses the conceptual framework of the Shepherd University teacher education program and strives to produce teachers who are capable reflective problem solvers.

Curriculum for a Major in Biology


Note(s):


The prerequisite for MATH 205 is competence equivalent to successful completion of MATH 108  and the prerequisite for MATH 314  is competence equivalent to successful completion of  MATH 105 .

Total hours required, 52 Hours:


Elective biology courses, 16 Hours:


  • Any courses numbered BIOL 300 and above except BIOL 350 .
  • May include up to 4 hours of BIOL 415 .

Four-Year Course Progression


Biology, Traditional
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 211   Fundamentals I: Molecular/Cellular Function 4   BIOL 212   Fundamentals II: Diversity of LIfe 4
CHEM 207/207L 1 General Chemistry/Lab I (LS1) 4   CHEM 209/209L 1 General Chemistry/Lab II (LS) 4
ENGL 101 1 Writing-Rhetoric I (CC2) 3   ENGL 102 1 Writing-Rhetoric II (CC) 3
MATH 108* 1 Precalculus* OR 4*   MATH 205 1 Calculus with Applications (MA3) OR 4
MATH 105* 1 College Algebra* 3*   MATH 314 1 Statistics (MA) 3
FYEX 101 1  First-Year Experience (FY4) 1       TOTAL 14-15
    TOTAL 12          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier   Credit
BIOL 303   General Ecology 4   BIOL 305   Cell Biology 4
Minor   Minor 3-4   Minor   Minor 3-4
HIST 1xx 1 Choose History with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Arts (AR5) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
Core-Humanities (HM6) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Humanities (HM) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
Core-Wellness (WE7) 2 Choose Wellness with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Social Sciences (SO8) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
    TOTAL 16-17       TOTAL 16-17
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 344   Genetics 4   BIOL 406   Developmental Biology 4
BIOL 425   Principles and Practice of Research (CP and WM9)     4   BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Elective 4
Minor   Minor 3-4   Minor   Minor 3-4
PHYS 201/201L   College Physics I/Lab OR     PHYS 202/202L   College Physics II/Lab OR  
PHYS 221/221L   General Physics I/Lab 4   PHYS 222/222L   General Physics II/Lab 4
    TOTAL 15-16       TOTAL 15-16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Elective 4   BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Elective 4
Minor   Minor 3-4   BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Elective 4
Core-Social Sciences (SO) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Social Sciences (SO) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
Elective   Elective 4   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 4       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 18-19          
May 25, 2016             DEGREE TOTAL 120
                 

NOTES: *The prerequisite for MATH 205 is competence equivalent to successful completion of MATH 108 and the prerequisite for MATH 314 is competence equivalent to successful completion of MATH 105.

1 CC Life Science; 2 Core Curriculum; 3 CC Math; 4 CC First-Year Experience; 5 CC Arts; 6 CC Humanities; 7 CC Wellness; 8 CC Social Sciences; 9 Serves as both the Writing in the Major and Capstone requirements.         

 

 

Curriculum for a Comprehensive Major in Biology—Ecological Science Concentration


The curriculum enables the student to attain a broad understanding of the physical and life sciences. The comprehensive program provides a fundamental understanding of science and encourages the development of critical thinking and an attitude of inquiry. Program flexibility allows for concentrations within the areas of organismic and ecological sciences to provide the needed breadth and depth of knowledge required for specific post-graduate education and employment.

Total hours required, 116-119 Hours:


Choose one of the following courses, 3-4 Hours:


Choose two of the following courses, 8 Hours:


Choose one of the following courses, 4 Hours:


Additional upper-division electives *, 16-18 Hours:


BIOL any 300 or above except BIOL 350, 8 Hours:

CHEM 300 or above, 8 Hours:

Note(s):


 * Students considering pursing advanced degrees should consider taking the following courses as electives:  BIOL 344 ; CHEM 315 , 315L , 316 , 316L , 329 , 330 .

Four-Year Course Progression


Biology, Ecological Science Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 211   Fundamentals I: Molecular/Cellular Function 4   BIOL 212   Fundamentals II: Diversity of LIfe 4
CHEM 207/207L 1 General Chemistry/Lab I (LS1) 4   CHEM 209/209L 1 General Chemistry/Lab II (LS) 4
ENGL 101 1 Writing-Rhetoric I (CC2) 3   ENGL 102 1 Writing-Rhetoric II (CC) 3
MATH 108* 1 Precalculus* OR 4*   MATH 205 1 Calculus with Applications (MA3) OR 4
MATH 105* 1 College Algebra* 3*   MATH 314 1 Statistics (MA) 3
FYEX 101 1 First-Year Experience (FY4)            
    TOTAL 12       TOTAL 14-15
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 303   General Ecology 4   BIOL 305   Cell Biology 4
BIOL 3xx   Biology Restricted Elective 1/7 4   BIOL 301   Evolution 4
HIST 1xx 1 Choose History with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Arts (AR5) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
Core-Humanities (HM6) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Humanities (HM) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
Core-Wellness (WE7) 2 Choose Wellness with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Social Sciences (SO8) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
    TOTAL 17       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 3xx   Biology Restricted Elective 2/7 4   BIOL 3xx    Biology Restricted Elective 3/7 4
BIOL 425   Principles and Practice of Research (CP and WM9) 4   BIOL 3xx   Biology Restricted Elective 4/7 4
PHYS 201/201L   College Physics I/Lab OR     PHYS 202/202L   College Physics II/Lab OR  
PHYS 221/221L   General Physics I/Lab 4   PHYS 222/222L   General Physics II/Lab 4
Core-Social Sciences (SO) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3   Core-Social Sciences (SO) 2 Choose CK, GL, or MD with advisor (CC) 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Restricted Elective 5/7 4   BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Restricted Elective 7/7 4
BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Restricted Elective 6/7 4   BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Elective 4
BIOL 3xx/4xx   Biology Elective 4   CHEM 3xx   Chemistry Elective 4
CHEM 3xx   Chemistry Elective 4   Elective   Elective 2-4
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 14-16
                 
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
May 26, 2016                

NOTES: *The prerequisite for MATH 205 is competence equivalent to successful completion of MATH 108 and the prerequisite for MATH 314 is competence equivalent to successful completion of MATH 105.

1 CC Life Science; 2 Core Curriculum; 3 CC Math; 4 CC First-Year Experience; 5 CC Arts; 6 CC Humanities; 7 CC Wellness; 8 CC Social Sciences; 9 Serves as both the Writing in the Major and Capstone requirements.  

         
 

 

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