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Biology

Biology - BA

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

128 semester hours

Total number of hours (not including prerequisites) in major:

36 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

20 semester hours

Major courses required:

BIOL 1401, BIOL 1402, BIOL 3462, BIOL 3441, BIOL 4481; 16 additional hours in BIOL (8 must be advanced)

Suggested Sequencing of Courses Required in Major for Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

CHEM 1401

4 hrs

 

CHEM 1402

4 hrs

BIOL 1402

4 hrs

 

BIOL 1401

4 hrs

MATH 1304

3 hrs

 

MATH 1411

4 hrs

Total

14 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

CHEM 2411

4 hrs

 

CHEM 2412

4 hrs

BIOL 2430

4 hrs

 

BIOL 24XX or 34XX

4 hrs

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Total

14 hrs

 

Total

14 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

BIOL 3462

4 hrs

 

BIOL 3441

4 hrs

CHEM 3421, if CHEM minor

4 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

BIOL 34XX, 44XX, or 54Xx

4 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Elective credit

3 hrs

 

Elective credit

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

13 hrs

SUMMER

 

BIOL 5401 or other research exp

4 hrs

TOTAL HOURS

4 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

BIOL 34XX, 44XX or 54XX

4 hrs

 

BIOL 4481

4 hrs

BIOL 34XX, 44XX or 54XX

4 hrs

 

BIOL 34XX, 44XX or 54XX

3 hrs

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Total

14 hrs

 

Total

14 hrs

**Ten three-hour courses are needed to fulfill the rest of your General Education Curriculum Requirements, including two semester of the same foreign language. Place one of your General Education Curriculum courses in each location marked with a double asterisk (**)

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Integrative summative experience:

One of the following:

BIOL 4481

Research and Writing

BIOL 5401

Problems in Biology

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

Completion of one of the following:

CISS 1310

Current Concepts of Information and Computer Technology

BIOL 3441

General Ecology

BIOL 3462

Genetics

Foreign language requirement, if any:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Other course requirements:

CHEM 2411 & 2412

Either MATH 1304 or MATH 1411

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved field

Strongly recommended:

8 semester hours in physics

Biology - BS

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

128 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

40 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

24 semester hours

Major courses required:

BIOL 1401, BIOL 1402, BIOL 2430, BIOL 3441, BIOL 4481 and 16 additional advanced hours in BIOL.

Other course requirements: CHEM 1401, CHEM 1402, CHEM 2411, CHEM 2412, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402, MATH 1304, MATH 1411, MATH 2412, MATH 2303

Suggested Sequencing of Courses Required in Major for Bachelor of Science in Biology

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

CHEM 1401

4 hrs

 

CHEM 1402

4 hrs

BIOL 1402

4 hrs

 

BIOL 1401

4 hrs

MATH 1304

3 hrs

 

MATH 1411

4 hrs

Total

14 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Summer

Summer enrichment

 

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

CHEM 2411

3 hrs

 

CHEM 2412

4 hrs

BIOL 2420

4 hrs

 

BIOL 34XX, 44XX, 54XX

4 hrs

MATH 2412

4 hrs

 

**SPAN 1412 or equivalent

3-4 hrs

**SPAN 1411 or equivalent

3-4 hrs

 

MATH 2303

3 hrs

Total

15-16 hrs

 

Total

14-15 hrs

Summer

Part-time research

 

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

BIOL 34XX, 44XX, 54XX

4 hrs

 

BIOL 3441

4 hrs

CHEM 3421, if CHEM minor

4 hrs

 

PHYS 1402

4 hrs

PHYS 1401

4 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

14 hrs

Summer

BIOL 5401 or other research experience

 

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

BIOL 34XX, 44XX, 54XX

4 hrs

 

BIOL 4481

4 hrs

BIOL 34XX, 44XX, 54XX

4 hrs

 

BIOL 34XX, 44XX, 54XX

4 hrs

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

**Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Total

14 hrs

 

Total

14 hrs

Ten three-hour courses are needed to fulfill the rest of your General Education Curriculum Requirements, including two semesters of the same foreign language. Place one of your General Education Curriculum courses in each location marked with an asterisk (**).

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirements fulfilled through one of the following:

CISS 1310

Current Concepts of Information and Computer Technology

BIOL 3441

General Ecology

BIOL 3462

Genetics

Foreign language requirement, if any:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved field

Biology Teacher Certification

Biology for Grades 8-12 Life Science Certification - BA

Total number of hours required in major:

36 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

20 semester hours

Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:

BIOL 1401 & 1402

General Biology I & II

BIOL 1421 & 1422

General Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II

BIOL 3441

General Ecology

BIOL 3462

Genetics

12 additional advanced semester hours

Recommended:

BIOL 3413

Vascular Plants

BIOL 3481

General Microbiology

Integrative summative experience:

ExCET or TExES exam

Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

BIOL 1401 & 1402 for BIOL 3441

BIOL 1401 & 1402, CHEM 1401 & 1402 and MATH 1304 or MATH 1411 or equivalent for BIOL 3462

General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):

ENGL 1313 & 1314

Composition I & II

6 semester hours of sophomore-level English literature

HIST 1301 & 1302

United States to 1865 & United States since 1865

3 semester hours of non-literary art

PHIL 2321

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 4350

Critical Thinking for Teachers

POLS 1311

American-Texas Government and Politics I

PSYC 1305

Introduction to Psychology

SPCH 2312

Oral Communication

One of the following:

MATH 1304

College Algebra

MATH 1411

Precalculus

Required courses in the major and in General Education (excluding PHIL 2321 and PSYC 1305) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Other course requirements:

Supporting Courses:

CHEM 2411 & 2412

Organic Chemistry I & II

PSYC 3375

Psychology in the Classroom

SPED 4338

Individual Differences

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

Professional Education Courses (Students must be officially admitted to teacher education program before taking these courses):

Block A:

EDUC 4365

Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Setting

EDUC 3344

Content Area Reading in Secondary School

EDUC 5307

Classroom Organization & Management for Multicultural Settings

Block B:

EDUC 5303

Instruction & Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom

EDUC 5330

Field-Based Experience

Block C:

EDUC 4686

Student Teaching: Intermediate

Liberal Studies for Grades 4-8 - Science Cert - BA

See requirements under Liberal Studies Teacher Certification Track

Biology - Minor

Total number of hours required in the minor:

20 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in the minor:

4 semester hours

Required courses in the minor:

BIOL 1401 & 1402 General Biology I & II

Prerequisites to the required courses in minor:

None