Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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


7. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.


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