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Biology (B.S.)

Administered by Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Effective Fall, 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Concepts in Biology 1 (BIOLOGY.114) and Concepts in Biology 2 (BIOLOGY.115) should be taken during the freshman year; Microbiology (BIOLOGY. 242) and Cell Biology (BIOLOGY.271) should be taken during the sophomore year. In addition to the specified courses listed on this page, the student selects 12 credit hours of approved elective courses in biology or marine science courses.

Chemistry and mathematics courses should be scheduled as early as possible in the program of study. Basic Statistics (PSYCH.160) may be substituted for Introduction to Statistics (MATH.141).

Required courses

BIOLOGY.114 Concepts in Biology I

BIOLOGY.115 Concepts in Biology II

BIOLOGY.242 Microbiology

BIOLOGY.271 Cell Biology

BIOLOGY.332 Genetics

BIOLOGY.351 Ecology

CHEM.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I

CHEM.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II

CHEM.341 Biochemistry

Choose one of the following two combinations:

CHEM.230 Fund of Organic Chemistry

*CHEM.231 Organic Chemistry I and CHEM.232 Organic Chemistry II

*CHEM.231 and CHEM.232 are recommended for students intending to go to graduate or professional school.

Required lab course:

BIOLOGY.479 Integrated Physiology Laboratory

With one of the following lecture courses:

BIOLOGY.472 Animal Cell Physiology

BIOLOGY.474 Human Physiology

BIOLOGY.477 Plant Physiology

BIOLOGY.478 Microbial Physiology

BIOLOGY.480 Comparative Animal Physiology

Choose one of the following two combinations:

PHYSICS.201 Introductory Physics I and PHYSICS.202 Introductory Physics II

PHYSICS.211 General Physics I and PHYSICS.212 General Physics II

Choose one from the following three sets of options:

MATH.123 Essentials of Calculus and MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics

MATH.125 Calculus I and MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics

MATH.125 Calculus I and MATH.126 Calculus II

Biology and Marine Science Electives

BIOLOGY.200 Dendrology

BIOLOGY.211 Invertebrate Zoology

BIOLOGY.212 Vertebrate Zoology

BIOLOGY.222 Comparative Biology of Plants

BIOLOGY.233 Human Genetics

BIOLOGY.252 Field Zoology

BIOLOGY.263 Field Botany

BIOLOGY.333 Molecular Biology

BIOLOGY.342 Medical Microbiology

BIOLOGY.343 Immunology

BIOLOGY.350 Plant Pathology

BIOLOGY.361 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

BIOLOGY.364 Vertebrate Histology

BIOLOGY.390 Undergraduate Research in Biology I

BIOLOGY.391 Undergraduate Research in Biology II

BIOLOGY.411 Radiation Biology

BIOLOGY.430 Evolution

BIOLOGY.431 Developmental Biology

BIOLOGY.432 Microbial and Molecular Genetics

BIOLOGY.435 Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis

BIOLOGY.442 Virology of Mammals

BIOLOGY.444 Plant and Animal Tissue Culture

BIOLOGY.445 Pharmacology for Health Sciences

BIOLOGY.451 Conservation Biology

BIOLOGY.452 Limnology

BIOLOGY.455 Environmental Microbiology

BIOLOGY.457 Entomology

BIOLOGY.459 Ornithology

BIOLOGY.460 Population Biology

BIOLOGY.461 Animal Behavior

BIOLOGY.470 Medical Parasitology

BIOLOGY.476 Neurophysiology

BIOLOGY.489 Current Topics in Biology*

BIOLOGY.490 Internship in Biological and Allied Health Sciences

BIOLOGY.493 Honors Independent Study I

BIOLOGY.494 Honors Independent Study II

MARSCI.221 Marine Invertebrates

MARSCI.241 Marine Biology

MARSCI.250 Wetland Ecology

MARSCI.260 Marine Ecology

MARSCI.300 Behavior of Marine Organisms

MARSCI.330 Tropical Invertebrates

MARSCI.334 Marine Embryology

MARSCI.342 Marine Botany

MARSCI.343 Marine Ichthyology

MARSCI.344 Anatomy of Marine Chordates

MARSCI.345 Marine Ornithology

MARSCI.394 Comp Phys Marine Org

MARSCI.431 Ecol Marin Plankton

MARSCI.432 Marine Evolutionary Ecology

MARSCI.441 Biology of Molluscs

MARSCI.464 Biological Oceanography

MARSCI.470 Research Diver Methods

MARSCI.490 Marine Aquaculture

MARSCI.491 Coral Reef Ecology

MARSCI.492 Marine Mammals

MARSCI.493 Behavioral Ecology

Restrictions on Courses

A maximum of 3 credit hours of BIOLOGY.490 may be applied as biology elective credit towards the degree.

A maximum of 6 credit hours from among BIOLOGY.390, 391, 490, 493 and 494 may be applied as biology elective credit.

*Current Topics in Biology may be repeated only once if the topic is different, giving a maximum of 6 credits.