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Biology

Biology - BA

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 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 2430, BIOL 3441,and either BIOL 4481 or BIOL 5401;

16 additional hours in BIOL (12 must be advanced)

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

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) CHEM 1401 (Minor)

4 hrs

 

CHEM 1402 (Minor)

4 hrs

BIOL 1402

4 hrs

 

BIOL 1401

4 hrs

(GE) MATH 1304

3 hrs

 

(GE) PSYC 1305

3 hrs

INDS 1131 (For first term

traditional freshmen)

1 hr

 

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, or

HIST 1356

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

17 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

BIOL 2430

4 hrs

 

CHEM 2412 (Minor)

4 hrs

CHEM 2411 (Minor)

4 hrs

 

(GE) SPAN 1412

4 hrs

(GE) SPAN 1411

4 hrs

 

(GE) SOCI 1301

3 hrs

Advanced BIOL course

3 hrs

 

One of the following:

BIOL 2400, BIOL 2492,

BIOL 3413, BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, BIOL 4423,

BIOL 4451, or BIOL 5493

4 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

BIOL 3441

4 hrs

 

BIOL 3462

4 hrs

CHEM 3421 (Minor)

4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333 or

RLST 1350

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

(GE) PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

Advanced course 3000+

3 hrs

 

 

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Total

14 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

Choose two of the following:

BIOL 3413, BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, BIOL 4423

BIOL 4451 or BIOL 5493

4 hrs, 4 hrs

 

BIOL 4481 or BIOL 5401

4 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

PHSC 1411 or PHSC 1412

4 hrs

 

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

Advanced course 3000+

3 hrs

 

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

 

 

 

Advanced course 3000+

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

13 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement:

SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412

Other course requirements:

CHEM 2411 and CHEM 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:

122 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

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) CHEM 1401 (Minor)

4 hrs

 

CHEM 1402 (Minor)

4 hrs

BIOL 1402

4 hrs

 

BIOL 1401

4 hrs

(GE) MATH 1304

 

 

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

PSYC 1305 or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

INDS 1131 (For first term

traditional freshmen)

1 hr

 

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302,

or HIST 1356

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

17 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

(GE) SPAN 1411

4 hrs

 

(GE) SPAN 1412

4 hrs

CHEM 2411 (Minor)

4 hrs

 

CHEM 2412 (Minor)

4 hrs

MATH 2411

4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

PSYC 1305 or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

BIOL 2430

4 hrs

 

One of the following:

BIOL 3413, BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, BIOL 4423,

BIOL 4451 or BIOL 5493

4 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

BIOL 3441

4 hrs

 

BIOL 3462

4 hrs

CHEM 3421, if CHEM minor

4 hrs

 

(GE) PHIL 2321

3 hrs

PHYS 1401

4 hrs

 

One of the following:

BIOL 3413, BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, BIOL 4423,

BIOL 4451,or BIOL 5493,

4 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333,

or RLST 1350

3 hrs

 

Any upper level course (3 or more hours)

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

14 hrs

 

 

SUMMER

 

BIOL 5401

4 hrs

Total

4 hrs, optional

NOTE: if undergraduate research is undertaken in the summer then it is not

necessary to take BIOL 4481.

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

One of the following:

BIOL 3413, BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, BIOL 4423,

BIOL 4451 or BIOL 5493

4 hrs

 

One of the following:

BIOL 3413. BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, BIOL 4423,

BIOL 4451 or BIOL 5493

4 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

 

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

 

BIOL 4481 or BIOL 5401

4 hrs

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

 

MATH 2303

3 hrs

Any upper level course

(3 or more hours)

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

14 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 122
  • institutional semester hours. - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement, if any:

SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved field

Biology Teacher Certification

BA - Biology for Grades 8-12 Life Science Certification

Professional education hours fulfill the minor area

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 2430, BIOL 3441, and either BIOL 4481 or BIOL 5401;

16 additional hours in BIOL (12 must be advanced)

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

Biology for Grades 8-12 Life Science Certification

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) CHEM 1401

4 hrs

 

CHEM 1402

4 hrs

BIOL 1402

4 hrs

 

BIOL 1401

4 hrs

(GE) PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302,

or HIST 1356

3 hrs

(GE) POLS 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

INDS 1131 (for first term

traditional freshmen)

1 hr

 

 

 

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

17 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

BIOL 2490

4 hrs

 

CHEM 2412

4 hrs

CHEM 2411

4 hrs

 

(GE) SPAN 1412

4 hrs

(GE) SPAN 1411

4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

(GE) MATH 1304

3 hrs

 

One of the following:

BIOL 3413, BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, BIOL 4423,

BIOL 4451, or BIOL 5493

4 hrs

(GE) PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

BIOL 1421

4 hrs

 

BIOL 1422

4 hrs

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310, or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336, or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

 

One of the following:

BIOL 3413, BIOL 3422,

BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3463,

BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481,

BIOL 4421, OR BIOL 5493

4 hrs

EDUC 5325

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3375

3 hrs

BIOL 3441

4 hrs

 

PHIL 4350

3 hrs

Total

17 hrs

 

Total

17 hrs

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

 

BIOL 4481 or BIOL 5401

4 hrs

(GE) DRAM 2312

4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333

or RLST 1350

 

(GE) BIOL 2300

3 hrs

 

BLOCK B - Professional Ed*

 

BLOCK A - Professional Ed*

 

 

EDUC 5303

3 hrs

EDUC 3344

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5307

3 hrs

EDUC 4365

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5330

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

FALL - YEAR FIVE

 

 

 

 

BLOCK C:

 

 

 

 

EDUC 4686

6 hrs

 

 

 

Total

6 hrs

 

 

 

*Changes in the EDUC courses required for this degree may change at the

recommendation of TEA

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, professional education courses, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement:

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412

Acceptable minor fields:

Professional education courses fulfill this area

Strongly recommended:

8 semester hours in physics

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

Admission moratorium as of August 2013

Biology - Minor

Total number of hours required in the minor:

24 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in the minor:

12 semester hours

Required courses in the minor:

BIOL 1401 and BIOL 1402 General Biology I and II

Choice of one of these:

BIOL 2400, BIOL 2430, or BIOL 2492

Choice of three of these:

BIOL 3400, BIOL 3413, BIOL 3442, BIOL 3441, BIOL 3442, BIOL 3443,

BIOL 3450, BIOL 3462, BIOL 3463, BIOL 3465, BIOL 3481, BIOL 4421,

BIOL 4423 or BIOL 5493