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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

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 program.

Students should note that the minor contributes between four and 12 hours toward the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level coursework. 

 

 

Program Requirements:  36-39 hours

Along with the 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:  4-11 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
  • Human Anatomy (BIOL 3614) is the prerequisite for BIOL 2624 -- 4 hours
  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for CHEM 1214 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  12 hours

  • Introduction to Organismal Biology (BIOL 1214) -- 4 hours
  • Animal Diversity (BIOL 2204) --or-- Plant Diversity (BIOL 2314) -- 4 hours
  • Genetics (BIOL 3204) -- 4 hours

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

  • Microbiology (BIOL 2104) -- 4 hours
  • Animal Diversity (BIOL 2204) if not taken for the Core -- 4 hours
  • Plant Diversity (BIOL 2314) if not taken for the Core -- 4 hours
  • Conservation Biology (BIOL 2603) -- 3 hours
  • Environmental Science (BIOL 2604) -- 4 hours
  • Human Physiology (BIOL 2624) -- 4 hours
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 3103) -- 3 hours
  • Pathophysiology (BIOL 3203) -- 4 hours
  • Theory of Natural Selection (BIOL 3403) -- 3 hours
  • Economic Botany (BIOL 3503) -- 3 hours
  • Animal Behavior (BIOL 3513) -- 3 hours
  • Immunology (BIOL 3703) -- 3 hours
  • Plant Ecology (BIOL 4204) -- 4 hours
  • Human Genetics (BIOL 4213) -- 3 hours
  • Plant Propagation (BIOL 4214) -- 4 hours
  • Animal Physiology (BIOL 4314) -- 4 hours
  • Molecular Biology (BIOL 4404) -- 4 hours
  • Aquatic Biology (BIOL 4604) -- 4 hours  

D.  Related Studies Requirements:  8 hours

  • General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 1214) -- 4 hours
  • General Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM 1224) -- 4 hours

 

 

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