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Biology Major

The Biology Major and Minor Programs assist students in developing an understanding and knowledge of the unifying theories of biology and their interrelationships, while engaging in the process of scientific inquiry and developing important science process skills. We journey with you in providing opportunities to achieve your career interests, whether they be graduate education, teaching, or the workplace. Depending on your career goals, select your Biology Major with an emphasis on either a health-related profession or on one that is environmentally related.

BIO 104 General Biology

4

BIO 203 Plant Biology

4

BIO 206 Vertebrate Biology

4

NSC 210 Scientific Literacy, Technology & Research

3

BIO 300 General Ecology

4

BIO 301 Genetics: Principles and Applications

4

BIO 490 Student Research

2

Completion one of the following areas of emphasis according to the student's career goals

For careers in Environmental Biology/Natural Resource Management:

BIO 205 Invertebrate Biology

4

BIO 271 Environmental Science

3

BIO 280 Special Topics

2

BIO 405 Advanced Ecology

4

BIO 459 Career Internship in Biology

3

For careers in Medical or Health-Related Professions:

BIO 204 General Microbiology

4

BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology

5

BIO 480 Immunology

2

BIO 459 Career Internship in Biology

3

Required electives for the Biology Major Program: General Chemistry 101 and 102 or their equivalent, Organic Chemistry 201 and 202, MTH 110 Intermediate Algebra. For Chemistry minors, MTH 105 Pre-calculus is required. MTH 271 Probability and Statistics is recommended for students pursuing graduate programs in the discipline.

An academic minor program or second major must be completed in conjunction with this program.

Total Program Credits

36

Liberal Arts Core

45-50

Teaching Certification in Biology

  1. Students with a Biology Major seeking teaching certification in Biology (EA-A) are required to complete a minor as well as the Teacher Education Core, including methods and student teaching.
  2. Biology Majors are encouraged to consider an Integrated Natural Science Minor.

 

Faculty & Staff

  • Sr. Lorita Gaffney

    Title
    Associate Professor
    Department
    Natural Science
    Email Address
    Lorita.Gaffney@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6128
  • Dr. Michaeleen Golay

    Title
    Assistant Professor
    Department
    Natural Science
    Email Address
    michaeleen.golay@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6191