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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Science 

    Minor offered: Biology  

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    Students major in Biology for four reasons: they want to get a masters or doctoral degree in a biological field; they want to be licensed to teach biology (see licensure programs); they wish to pursue a professional career (see Pre-Health Professional Programs); or they wish to seek employment at the bachelor’s level.  If any of these careers interest you, rigorous education with a bachelor’s degree in biology is important.  Ohio Dominican University offers a diverse and flexible major in biology.  Two main tracts exist within the biology major; one leading to graduate or professional school and one leading to bachelor’s level employment.  Both of these tracts fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology outlined below.  Students wishing to enter professional or graduate school after graduation from Ohio Dominican University; however, are advised to take additional courses in chemistry and physics to fulfill the admission requirements of these schools.  Both of these tracts can be shaped to give students the best possible training to enter the field of their choice after graduation from Ohio Dominican University.  The ultimate course decision, within the requirements for the biology major is the responsibility of the student.  

    Three teaching licensures in the natural sciences are available at Ohio Dominican University. These include those listed above as well as:

    These all include a common core of science courses and an emphasis on pedagogical techniques. The three licensures are designed so a student may move from one teaching major to another with ease. This allows the student to nuance his/her program as maturity within the field develops.

     


     

    Requirements for a B.S. in Biology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites    
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics, Evolution 4*
    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, Ecology 4*
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 4*
    BIO 330 Ecology 4*
    BIO 366 Genetics 4*
       
    Select four credits from the following: 4*
    CHM 451 Biochemistry (4)  
    BIO 469 Cell and Molecular Biology (4)  
       
    Select twelve credit from any BIO, ENV, EXSC courses above 203,    12*
    except BIO 279A, ENV 279A, EXSC 279.  
       
    Required Correlatives:  
    CHM 109 General Chemistry I 4
    CHM 110 General Chemistry II 4
    CHM 229 Organic Chemistry 4
       
    Select one of the following: 3-4
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
    MTH 240 Calculus I (4)  
       
    Total Credits Required 51-52
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

     


    Requirements for a Minor in Biology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites  
    Credits
       
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics, Evolution 4
    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, Ecology 4
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 4
       
    Select eight credit from any BIO, ENV, EXSC courses above 203,   
    except BIO 279A, ENV 279A, EXSC 279.  
       
    Select one from the following: 3-4
    SCI 102 Basic Principles of Chemistry and Physics (3)  
    CHM 109 General Chemistry I (4)  
       
    Total Credits Required 23-24

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