Undergrad Catalog 2010


Major in Biology


Major in Biology (B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements 61-64
    Includes the following requirements      
    BIO 1110, Principles of Biology I
4  
    CEM 1610, General Chemistry I
4  
    CEM 1620, General Chemistry II 4  
    MTH 1080, Mathematical Inquiry  or 
    CSC 1020, Introduction to Computer Science
3  
    MTH 1151 Elementary Statistics for the Sciences 3  
    CAS 4015, Senior Capstone

 1

 
Technical Requirements    
    MTH 1160, Biostatistics Lab   1  
    (Technical Requirements for the Biology major - Secondary Education emphasis also include: MTH 1130, Precalculus Mathematics and PHY 1110, Basic College Physics I)    8  
Major Requirements (The 19-20 credit hours in the chosen emphasis are included in the major requirement hours)     32-33
Major Core Requirements 13  
    BIO 1000, Seminar in Biology 1  
    BIO 1120, Principles of Biology II 4  
    BIO 2330, Genetics 3  
    BIO 3700, Biological Research I 1  
    BIO 4700, Biological Research II 3  
    BIO 4710, Senior Seminar 1  
Emphasis Area - Choose one area      
1) Pre-Medical Emphasis 19-20  
    BIO 2120, Basic Microbiology 4  
    BIO 3160, General Physiology 4  
    BIO 3500, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory

 2

 
    BIO 3600, Histology Laboratory

 2

 
    BIO 3800, Molecular Biology (4) or
    BIO 3850, Cellular Biology (4)
4  
    BIO 3200, Parasitology (4) or
    BIO 4250, General Embryology(4) or
   
BIO 4300, Molecular Basis of Development (3)
3-4  
2) Pre-Allied Health Emphasis 19  
    BIO 2230 & 2240, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8  
    BIO 2120, Basic Microbiology 4  
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 7  
3) Education Emphasis 19  
    BIO 2230 & 2240, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8  
    BIO 3030, General Ecology 3  
    BIO 2120, Basic Microbiology 4  
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 4  
4) Field Biology Emphasis 19  
    BIO 3030, General Ecology 3  
    BIO 2400, Zoology 4  
    BIO 2500, Botany 4  
    BIO 3500, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory
    BIO 3550, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
2
2
 
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 4  
5) General Biology Emphasis 19  
    BIO 3030, General Ecology 3  
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 16  
6) Marine Biology Emphasis 19  
    BIO 3030, General Ecology 3  
    BIO 3500, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory
    BIO 3550, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
2
2
 
    MAR 300/3001**, Marine Science I (BIO 3890/4890) 3  
    MAR 301/3011**, Marine Science II (BIO 3890/4890) 3  
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 6  
Minor Requirements     18
General Electives 13-17
Total     128
Chemistry, psychology or mathematics is recommended as a minor area of study. Biology majors are urged to take one year of Organic Chemistry, two years of mathematics and one year of physics.
** These are transfer credits from the Institute of Marine Science in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Medical Technology Requirements at:

http://www.belmont.edu/catalog/undergrad2010jun/arts_science/sch_sci/medtech/index.html

Pre-Pharmacy Emphasis Requirements at:

http://www.belmont.edu/catalog/undergrad2010jun/arts_science/sch_sci/pharmacy/pharm.html