B.S. in Biology (Integrative Biology Concentration)

This program is designed for students who desire a strong, diverse background in the biological sciences. It is designed to introduce students to the wholeness of biology through an integrative persepctive of the structure and function of biological systems with strong training in information analysis. It is appropriate for students who wish to attend graduate or professional school.

Requirements for a Major in Biology (Integrative Biology Concentration)
Thirty-five semester hours including the following:

BIO 1305 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience/1105 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory OR BIO 1405 - Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts I
BIO 1306 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued /1106 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory OR BIO 1406 - Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts II
BIO 2306 - Genetics/2106 - Genetics Laboratory
BIO 3303 - Ecology
BIO 4366 -
BIO 4001

At least one hour from:

  • BIO 3100 - Seminar in Biology
  • BIO 3103 - Ecology Laboratory
  • BIO 3300 - Advanced Topics in Biology
  • BIO 3V90 - Individual Topics
  • BIO 4199 - Scientific Communication
  • BIO 4V04 - Biology Field Studies

At least three hours from:

  • BIO 3424 - Entomology/3124 - Laboratory for Entomology
  • BIO 3429 - Comparative Chordate Anatomy
  • BIO 4301 - Immunology
  • BIO 4304 - Medical Entomology/4104 - Medical Entomology Laboratory
  • BIO 4308 - Genes and Development/4108 - Genes and Development Laboratory
  • BIO 4323 - Parasitology/4123 - Laboratory for Parasitology
  • BIO 4401 -
  • BIO 4416 - Plant Anatomy
  • BIO 4422 - Ichthyology
  • BIO 4428 - Ornithology

At least three hours from:

  • BIO 3342 - Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 3322 - Human Physiology/3122 - Human Physiology Laboratory
  • BIO 4307 - Biochemistry and Physiology of the Cell
  • BIO 4417 -
  • BIO 4431 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
  • BIO 4418 - Biology of Wetland and Aquatic Vascular Plants

At least three hours from:

  • BIO 3320 - Climate Change Biology
  • BIO 4310 - Biogeography
  • BIO 4360 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • BIO 4365 - Topics in Evolution
  • BIO 4381 - Restoration Ecology (Cross-Listed as ENV 4380)
  • BIO 4405 - Limnology
  • BIO 4406 - Aquatic Biology

At least three hours from:

  • BIO 3350 - Genomics and Bioinformatics (Cross-listed as BINF3350)
  • BIO 4306 - Molecular Genetics and Genomics/4106 - Molecular Genetics and Genomics Laboratory
  • BIO 4333 - Science Leadership: Improvement of Science Education
  • BIO 4402 - Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • BIO 4403 - Scanning Electron Microscopy

A grade of "C" or better in all biology courses used in the major and a GPA of 2.0 or higher on all BIO courses completed.

Required Courses in other Fields:

  • CHE 1301 - Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I/1101 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHE 1302 - Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II/1102 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHE 3331 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 3332 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 3238 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • MTH 1322 - Calculus II OR:
  • STA 2381 - Introductory Statistical Methods
  • PHY 1408 - General Physics for Nature and Behavioral Sciences I AND 1409 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II OR:
  • PHY 1420 - General Physics I AND 1430 - General Physics II OR:
  • PHY 1420 - General Physics I AND 1409 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I

A grade of "C" or better in all courses require in other fields

Department of Biology

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Waco, TX 76798-7388

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