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Biology, Minor

Requirements

The minor is a way for students to investigate the Biology Degree.

Total Program Credits: 21

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 21 Credits
Complete the following with a grade of C- or better:
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory 1
  BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
  BIOL 1625 College Biology II Laboratory 1
Complete 12 upper-division credits from any BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL courses with a grade of C- or higher in each. BIOL 495R, BIOL 489R, BIOL 499R, ZOOL 3080, or ZOOL 4080 cannot be used to meet this requirement. 12

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
BIOL 1615 College Biology I Lab 1
  Semester total: 5
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
BIOL 1625 College Biology II Lab 1
Elective Upper Division course from BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL 4
  Semester total: 8
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Electives Upper Division courses from  BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL 8
  Semester total: 8
  Degree total: 21

Department

Name:

Biology

Location:

SB 243

Telephone:

801-863-8511

Email:

korstaal@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/biology/

Chair:

James Price

Chair UVU Email:

PRICEJM@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Biology is two-fold: first, we are committed to educate students in the principle tenets of biology through structured inquiry and opportunities for individualized experiential learning. Second, we are committed to teaching ethical behavior in experimental design and practice to all of our students. The department strives to provide the best educational opportunities possible for students to attain their academic goals and to facilitate faculty in scholarship in an atmosphere that encourages free exchange of ideas.

Our Philosophy and Values

The Department of Biology believes that students and faculty have a shared responsibility to obtain knowledge. Faculty should maintain their expertise by ongoing investigation, presentation, and pursuit of scholarly activities. In addition to the pursuit of scholarly information in biology, students should develop skills in communication, analysis, and critical thinking relevant to biology and other disciplines.

Goals

The Department of Biology recognizes excellent student education as its first priority. In addition to formal programs of study, we offer opportunities for research, service, field and laboratory activities, and secondary education training.

The UVU Biology program offers a variety of courses that investigate the living world, including courses in biology, botany, ecology, genetics, human physiology, microbiology, and zoology. A course of study may be designed to provide breadth in the life sciences or emphasize field or laboratory oriented biology.

 
 

Biology

Advisors:

  • Biology: Marie E. Theodore
  • Office: PS 201c
  • Telephone: 801-863-6208
  • Email: mtheodore@uvu.edu

  • Biology, Botany:
    Heidi Creer
  • Office: PS 201
  • Telephone: 801-863-5259
  • Email: Heidi.Creer@uvu.edu

  • Biology, Biology Education, Biotechnology:
    Sara Hugentobler
  • Office: PS 201d
  • Telephone: 801-863-6791
  • Email: shugentobler@uvu.edu

 

Career Opportunities

Majors in Biology prepare for a wide variety of occupations in education, government, medicine, and research. Students majoring in a UVU Bachelor’s program should meet with the Biology Department advisor early in their program.

 

Job Outlook

Graduates with degrees in Biology are especially in demand in the secondary education, health, natural resource management, and biotechnology areas.

 

Programs

Eight degree options are available: Associate in Science or Associate in Arts with a pre-major in Biology; Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies (IS) with a Biology emphasis, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Biology Education, and Bachelor of Science in Botany. A minor in biology is available for those in other baccalaureate programs.

All AS/AA and BS Biology, Botany, and IS majors must consult with the Biology Department advisor prior to their first semester of enrollment at UVU or immediately upon changing to one of these majors to formulate a plan of study. BS in Biotechnology majors consult with the Biotechnology advisor. BS in Biology Education majors consult with Biology Secondary Education advisor. BS in Integrated Studies must also consult with the Integrated Studies advisor. Those interested in Regulatory Affairs need to speak with the Regulatory Affairs Program Director.

Students interested in a career in biology or related field are encouraged to earn at least a baccalaureate degree (BS). Many professions (e.g., pharmacy, medicine) require additional post-baccalaureate education. The UVU AS/AA degree is intended for students who plan to use it as a first step toward a baccalaureate degree. The AS/AA degree may be granted to those who do not continue in a bachelor’s program and meet the minimum requirements. The Departmental Bachelor of Science Degrees may be used for entry into a career or in preparation for post-baccalaureate (for masters and doctoral degrees) or professional education (e.g., medical, dental) education. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Studies, Biology emphasis is available. Please see Biology advisors for more information.

 
 

Faculty

Virginia Bayer(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biological Science, B.A., Classical Languages, University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Medical Sciences-Neuroscience, Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Science; D.V.M., Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Mark Bracken(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S, Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University.

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James Bradshaw(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biochemistry & Cell Biology, University of California-San Diego; Ph.D. Physiology & Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University.

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Paul Bybee(1994)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



A.S., General Science, B.S., Zoology/Botany/Geology, Weber State University; M.S., Ecology, Ph.D., Zoology (Comparative Evolutionary Biology, Vertebrate Paleontology), Brigham Young University.

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Eric Domyan(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, M.Ed., Education, Ohio State University; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Sara Flood(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, The University of Guelph, Ontairo, Canada; M.ForSci., Ph.D., Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, The University of Western Australia;

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Michaela Gazdik(2016)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biotechnology, Rutgers University; M.S., Ph.D., Biomedical sciences, State University of New York-Albany.

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Lawrence Gray(1998)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Wichita State University; M.S., Zoology and Entomology, Colorado State University; Ph.D., Zoology, Arizona State University.

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James Harris(1986)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Botany, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Botany, University of Alberta.

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Emily Holt(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.A., Biology, Colorado College; M.S., Botany, University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Botany, Oregon State University.

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Colleen Hough(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine; M.S., Microbiology, Washington State University; Ph.D., Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine.

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Mark Huynh(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Utah Valley University; M.S., Genetics & Biotechnology, Brigham Young University.

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Jorma Kirsi(2001)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Zoology, M.S., Ph.D., Microbiology, Brigham Young University.

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Olga Kopp(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



Ph.D., Botany, University of Tennessee.

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Ruhul Kuddus(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Rajendra College of the University of Dhaka, Dhaka Bangladesh; M.S., Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka Bangladesh; M.S., Biology, George Mason University; Ph.D., Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry (Microbiology), University of Pittsburgh.

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Clinton Laidlaw(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Zoology, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University; M.S., Ph.D. (ABD), Biological Sciences, Brigham Youn University.

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T. Ogden(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Zoology, Ph.D., Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University; M.S., with mention in Zoology, Universidad de Concepción.

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Bruce Parker(1992)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Microbiology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Biology, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Utah State University.

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James Price(1999)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.A., Biology, University of California; Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Colorado.

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Robert Robbins(1995)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Botany, Iowa State University; M.S., Ph.D., Botany, University of Illinois.

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Michael Shively(1992)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



M.S., Ph.D., Anatomy, D.V.M., Purdue University.

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Catherine Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.A., Ecology Evolution Behavior, University of California; Ph.D., Genetics, Texas A & M University.

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Michael Stevens(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Conservation Biology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Sebstien Tauzin(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Bordeaux1; Ph.D., Cell Biology & Physiopathology, University of Geneva.

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Richard Tolman(2002)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., General Science Composite, M.S.Ed., Science Education, University of Utah; Ph.D., Science Education, Oregon State.

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Renee Van Buren(1995)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Botany, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Botany, Arizona State University.

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Wayne Whaley(1991)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S, Ph.D., Zoology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Arizona.

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Heather Wilson-Ashworth(2000)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.A., Math Education, Ph.D., Physiology and Anatomy, Brigham Young University.

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