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Biology, B.S.

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Requirements

Students interested in Biology, or related fields, are encouraged to earn at least a baccalaureate degree (BS). Many professions (e.g., Pharmacy or Medicine) require additional post -baccalaureate education. The BS degree in Biology may be used for entry into a career or in preparation for graduate (Masters/PhD) or professional schools (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.).

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:

BIOL 1610 with C- or higher and approval of Biology Department advisor.

General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values (3)  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 53 Credits
  BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory 1
  BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
  BIOL 1625 College Biology II Laboratory 1
  BIOL 3400 Cell Biology 3
  BIOL 3500 Genetics 3
  BIOL 3550 Molecular Biology 3
  BIOL 3600 Biological Chemistry 3
  BIOL 3700 General Ecology 3
  BIOL 4500 Principles of Evolution WE 3
  BIOL 492R Professional Development 1
  BIOL 494R Student Seminar WE 2
  BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium (0.5 cr, two required)  1
  STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
or MATH 1060 Trigonometry (3)  
and MATH 1210 Calculus I (5)  
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4
  PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
  PHYS 2020 College Physics II 4
  PHYS 2025 College Physics II Lab 1
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
  CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4
  CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
Elective Requirements: 28 Credits
  Choose 3 credits from any BOT electives. 1 3
  Choose 4 credits from any MICR electives. 1 4
  Choose 3 credits from any ZOOL electives. 1 3
  Additional credits to meet credit and upper-division requirements. 18

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete the required minimum credit hours.
  2. If an AA or AS degree has been earned, a maximum of 64 of these credits may apply toward the BS.
  3. At least 30 credit hours in residence at UVU or satellite sites are required, with 10 hours earned during the last 45 hours.
  4. A minimum of 40 credits must be upper-division (numbered 3000 or above).
  5. A minimum of 40 credits must be in the major (BIOL, BOT, BTEC, MICR, or ZOOL prefixes), 30 of which must be upper-division. A minimum of nine Department credits must be taken at UVU.
  6. Except for 490R Special Topics courses, a maximum cumulative total of 9 credits in any combination of upper division Departmental courses with an "R" designation may count toward graduation.
  7. Complete Biology Department core courses with a grade of "C-" or higher in each course.
  8. Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 with a minimum GPA of 2.25 in biology department courses.
  9. Complete the appropriate application for graduation form.
  10. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1 Upper division is suggested to meet upper division requirements

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
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
American Institutions 3
Fine Arts Distribution 3
Humanities Distribution 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
BIOL 1615 College Biology I Lab 1
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
BIOL 1625 College Biology II Lab 1
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1
STAT 2040 or MATH 1060 and MATH 1210 Principles of Statistics or Trigonometry and Calculus 4
  Semester total: 13
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 3500 Genetics 3
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
Elective Upper Division Course from BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 3700 General Ecology 3
BIOL 3400 Cell Biology 3
CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Elective Upper division credits from any department. 3
BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium 0.5
  Semester total: 14.5
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 3600 Biological Chemistry 3
PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4
PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
BIOL 3550 Molecular Biology 3
Zoology Elective See Catalog (Upper division recommended) 3
BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium 0.5
  Semester total: 14.5
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Micr Elective See Catalog (Upper division recommended) 4
Botany Elective See Catalog (Upper division recommended) 3
PHYS 2020 College Physics II 4
PHYS 2025 College Physics II Lab 1
Elective Upper Division Course from BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 4500 Principles of Evolution WE 3
BIOL 492R Professional Development 1
BIOL 494R Student Seminar WE 2
Elective Upper division credits from any department. 9
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Biology

The Biology department is in the College of Science. To find the most up-to-date information from the Biology department, visit their website.

Biology department

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