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 20  
    BIO 2120, Basic Microbiology 4  
    BIO 3160, General Physiology 4  
    BIO 3500, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory
    BIO 3550, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

 1
3

 
    BIO 3800, Molecular Biology (4) or
    BIO 3850, Cellular Biology (4)
4  
  Choose from these Biology Electives  
    BIO 3200, Parasitology (4)
    BIO 4250, General Embryology(4)
    BIO 3600, Histology (1)
    BIO 4200, Pharmacology (3)
    BIO 4500, Neurobiology (3)
    BIO 3140, Immunology (3)
    BIO 3040 Cancer Biology (3)
4  
2) Pre-Allied Health Emphasis 19  
    BIO 2230 & 2240, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8  
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 4  
    Biology Electives 3000 or higher 7  
3) Education Emphasis 19  
    BIO 2230, Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4  
    BIO 2400, Zoology (4) or
    BIO 2500, Botany (4)
4  
    BIO 3030, General Ecology 3  
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 4
    Biology Electives 3000 or higher 4  
4) Ecology and Biodiversity Emphasis 19  
    BIO 3030, General Ecology 3  
    BIO 2400, Zoology 4  
    BIO 2500, Botany 4  
    Biology Electives 3000 or higher 8  
5) General Biology Emphasis 19  
    Biology Electives 2000 or higher 8  
    Biology Electives 3000 or higher 11  
6) Marine Biology Emphasis 19  
    BIO 3030, General Ecology 3  
    MAR 3001**, Marine Science I 5  
    MAR Elective 3000** or higher 3  
    Biology or MAR Electives 2000 or higher 8  
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