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2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 108  or 154 .

Total hours required, 47-50 Hours:


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 208   Plants as Organisms 4   BIOL 209   Animals as Organisms 4
CHEM 207/207L 1 General Chemistry/Lab I 4   CHEM 209/209L 1 General Chemistry/Lab II 4
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 or 104 3
MATH 108 1 Precalculus (MA) 4   MATH 205   Calculus with Applications OR  
BIOL 150 1 Biology First-Year Experience 1   MATH 314   Statistics 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 14
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier   Credit

BIOL 305

  Cell Biology 4   Core Course   Minor 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 1 Choose History with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3   BIOL 344   Genetics 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Course   Minor 4   Core Course   Minor 4
BIOL xxx   Elective      4   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3
BIOL xxx   Elective 4   BIOL 394   Principles of Biological Research 3
PSCI 100 2 Politics and Government (SO-GL) OR     Elective   Elective 3
PSCI 101   American Federal Government (SO-GL) 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 415   Biological Research (CAP and WM)* OR     PHYS 202/202L   College Physics II/Lab OR  
BIOL 425   Internship in Biology (CAP and WM)* 3   PHYS 222/222L   General Physics II/Lab 4
BIOL 420   General Ecology 4   Elective   Minor 4
Core/Elective   Minor 4   BIOL 406   Developmental Biology 4
PHYS 201/201L   College Physics I/Lab OR     Elective   Elective 2
PHYS 221/221L   General Physics I/Lab 4       TOTAL  14
    TOTAL 15        
*Serves as both the Writing in the Major and Capstone Requirements         DEGREE TOTAL 120
8/1/11                
         

 

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:


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 305 , 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 208   Plants as Organisms 4   BIOL 209   Animals as Organisms 4
CHEM 207/207L 1 General Chemistry I/Lab 4   CHEM 209/209L 1 General Chemistry II/Lab 4
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 or 104 3
MATH 108 1 Precalculus (MA) 4   MATH 205   Calculus with Applications OR  
BIOL 150 1 Biology First-Year Experience 1   MATH 314   Statistics 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 14
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 Choose History with advisor 3   BIOL/ENVS   Group B 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK, GL with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3   BIOL 394   Principles of Biological Research 3
BIOL 301/301L   Evolution/Lab 4   CHEM 325   Computers in Science 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL/ENVS   Group C 4   BIOL/ENVS   Group C 4
BIOL/ENVS   Group B 4   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK, GL with advisor 3
BIOL xxx   Elective 4   BIOL 415   Biological Research** OR  
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-MD or GL with advisor 3   BIOL 425   Internship in Biology** 3
    TOTAL 15   BIOL xxx   Elective 4
              TOTAL 14
          **Serves as both the Writing in the Major and Capstone requirements  
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 420   General Ecology 4   PHYS 202/202L   College Physics II/Lab OR  
ENVS 342   Limnology 4   PHYS 222   General Physics II/Lab 4
PHYS 201/201L   College Physics I/Lab OR     BIOL/ENVS   Group A 4
PHYS 221   General Physics I/Lab 4   BIOL/ENVS   Group C 4
CHEM xxx   Elective 4   CHEM xxx   Elective 2
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 14
                 
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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