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Bachelor of Science with a Comprehensive Major in Biology - Forensic Biology Concentration


Course Number and Title

Hrs.

Prerequisites

Biology Core:

 

 

BIO 201 Molec. & Cellular Basis of Life

4

None

BIO 202 Organisms, Adapt. & Divers

4

None

BIO 301 Professional Preparation

1

Major, So. Status

BIO 303 Genetics

4

BIO 201 & 6 BIO hrs

BIO 495 Biology Senior Seminar

1

Major, Sr. Status

CHEM 103 General Chemistry I

4

H.S. Chem; 3 Yrs. H.S. Math

CHEM 104 General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 103

CHEM 307 Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 104

CHEM 307L Organic Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 104

Total Biology Core Hours

26 hrs.

 

FORENSIC BIOLOGY TRACK

 

 

BIO 234 Forensic Science

3

4 hrs. BIO., 4 hrs. CHEM

BIO 428 Molecular Biology

4

BIO 303

BIO 429 Biochemistry (with lab)

4

CHEM 307

CHEM 308 Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 307

CHEM 308L Organic Chem. II Lab

1

CHEM 307

CHEM 320 Quantitative Analysis

4

CHEM 104

CJ 130 Intro to Criminal Justice

3

None

Choose at least one course from each of the following groups:

 

 

Biodiversity Courses:

4

 

BIO 207 General Botany

(4)

BIO 202

BIO 219 Entomology

(4)

BIO 202

Physiology courses:

3-4

 

BIO 325 Anatomy and Physiology I

(4)

BIO 201

BIO 330 Principles of Toxicology

(3)

BIO 201, 202; CHEM 104

BIO 425 Advanced Human Physiology

(4)

16 hrs. BIO

Additional Electives:

4

 

BIO 340 Microbiology

(4)

BIO 201, CHEM 104

BIO 424 Cell Biology

(4)

12 hrs. BIO, BIO 303

BIO 454 Immunology

(4)

BIO 340, 424, or 428

CHEM 420 Instrumental Analysis

(4)

CHEM 320

Seminar Courses:

1

 

BIO 276 Environmental Science Seminar

(1)

So. or Jr.. status

BIO 304 Journal Club

(1)

Jr. or Sr. Status

Criminal Justice Electives:

3

 

CJ 200 Criminal Investigation I

(3)

CJ 130

CJ 235 Courts and Justice

(3)

CJ 130

CJ 242 Criminology

(3)

None

CJ 250 Ethics in Criminal Justice

(3)

CJ 130

CJ 362 Criminal Law

(3)

CJ 266

Specific math courses for biology core:

6-8

 

MATH 201 Applied Calculus I

(3)

2 yrs. H.S. Alg.; 1 yr. H.S. Geom.

OR

 

 

MATH 205 Calculus I

(5)

MATH 111 or Equiv.

MATH 108 Introductory Statistics

(3)

MATH 100 or ACT 18 or SAT 480

Total Hours

68-72

 

Plus Institutional Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

Notes: Students obtaining a double major in biology and chemistry may count Bio/Chem 429 Biochemistry toward both majors.

Students planning to attend a graduate or professional school should take a full year of physics and organic chemistry, even though these are not required for all the tracks in Biology.

Courses and Descriptions

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