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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
East Carolina University
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology (General), BS


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Program Coordinator: Jean-Luc Scemama (105-N Howell Science Complex; 252-328-6313; scemamaj@ecu.edu)

The core curriculum in biology is intended to give majors a background in biodiversity, cell biology, evolution, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, and physiology. BIOL 1100 , BIOL 1101 , BIOL 1200 , BIOL 1201 , and BIOL 2300  constitute the core curriculum. Lecture courses having laboratory components that carry independent credit may or may not be required as corequisites (see appropriate catalog descriptions). Laboratory components carrying no credit are corequisites. All students must take a departmentally administered assessment examination before graduation. Scores from this examination will not be used in the calculation of GPA or for academic standing.

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.


(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program.)

3. Concentrations


(Choose one.)

Biology (30 s.h.)


Electives (18 s.h.)


  • Choose at least one elective from the ecology/evolution concentration specific electives list.
  • Choose at least one elective from the molecular/cell biology concentration specific electives list.
  • Choose at least one laboratory course.
  • Choose 10-12 s.h. of biology electives including 2 classes at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Ecology/evolution (31 s.h.)


Electives (21 s.h.)


  • Choose 12 s.h. from the ecology/evolution concentration specific electives list (choose at least one course in organismal diversity and one course in ecological/evolutionary processes).
  • Choose 3 s.h. from the molecular/cell biology concentration specific electives list.
  • Choose 6 s.h. of any biology electives (at least one class must be at the 3,000 or 4,000 level).
     

Molecular/cell biology (30 s.h.)


Electives (21 s.h.)


  • Choose at least 12 s.h. from the molecular/cell biology concentration specific electives list.
  • Choose 3 s.h. from the ecology/evolution concentration specific electives list.
  • Choose 6 s.h. of any biology electives (at least one class must be at the 3,000 or 4,000 level).
     

4. Concentration specific electives


Ecology/evolution


b. Ecological/evolutionary process


BIOL 3660 , BIOL 3661 BIOL 3740 BIOL 3741 BIOL 4130 BIOL 4200 BIOL 4201 BIOL 4205 BIOL 4240 BIOL 4250 BIOL 4300 BIOL 4301 BIOL 4320 BIOL 4440 BIOL 4441 ; BIOL 4740 BIOL 4741 BIOL 5260 BIOL 5261 BIOL 5270 , BIOL 5600 BIOL 5601 , BIOL 5680 ; GEOL 5300  

7. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.


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