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Biology Department
Undergraduate Program

Biology - Undergraduate

Professors Cohen, Curley (Chair), Hammerman, Hirshon, Polak Carole Griffiths

Professors Emeriti Carito, Dowd, Firriolo, Iovino, Reeves Smith, Rothwell, Wendt

Associate Professors Birchette, Chung, McKenna, Morin

Associate Professor Emeritus Ballweg

Assistant Professors DePass, Griffiths, Haynes, Helmer, Kovac, Sideris, Trachman

Instructors Chambers, Vogelstein Adjunct Faculty: 5

The program in Biology is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies. Students preparing to teach in this field on the secondary level should consult the Teaching and Learning section for additional requirements. Biology majors are encouraged to develop specific career objectives while pursuing undergraduate studies. Departmental advisers will assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals.

Program Model Cr.
Proficiency Courses and Core Curriculum
  
see p. 25 Must include Biology 1-2
 
Department Requirements 22-24
Distribution
  
Organic Chemistry
8
Ancillary Requirements
   Computer Science 10, Mathematics
   30, 40, Physics 31-32, Chemistry 3, 4
27
Electives
   Natural and Physical Science
   recommended (to be determined by
   proficiency requirements)

 
Recommended Course of Studies
(A student's program of study may be lengthened to the extent that the student is placed in proficiency mathematics courses and the English Department Writing Program. See p.25.)  
  Cr.
First Year
First Semester

   Biology 1
   Chemistry 3
   English 16
   History 1
   Mathematics 30
   Orientation Seminar 1


4
4
3
3
4
1
__
19
Second Semester
   Biology 2
   Chemistry 4
   English 17
   History 2
   Mathematics 40


4
4
3
3
4
__
18

Second Year
First Semester

   Biology
   Chemistry 121
   Social Science
   Philosophy 3
   Foreign Language



4
4
3
3
3
__
17
Second Semester
   Biology
   Chemistry 122
   Social Science
   Philosophy 4 or 5
   Foreign Language


4
4
3
3
3
__
17
Third Year
First Semester

   Biology
   Physics 31
   Advanced Natural or Physical Science
   English 61-64
   Speech 3



4
4
3
3
3
__
17
Second Semester
   Biology
   Physics 32
   Advanced Natural or Physical Science
   English 61-64
   Computer Science 10


4
4
3
3
3
__
17
Fourth Year
First Semester

   Biology
   Advanced Natural or Physical Science
   Art, Dance, or Music 61
   Elective


4
3
3
3
__
13


Second Semester

   Biology
   Advanced Natural or Physical Science
   Elective



4
4
4
__
12


Medical Technology
A program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, with a concentration in Medical Technology, is offered in cooperation with Methodist Hospital. On completion of 100 credits in the College, candidates go to an affiliated hospital or any other school with an approved program in Medical Technology for one year of special training, at the end of which they are eligible ,for the B.S. degree and the Medical Technology certificate. The program is

approved by the American Medical Association and American Society of ''Clinical Pathologists. The choice of, and admission to, an approved training program for Medical Technologists are the responsibility of the student and are highly dependent upon academic achievement in the program of study at the University. Students are cautioned that hospital training spaces are limited that obtaining a training position may be difficult.
Program Model Cr..
Proficiency Courses and Core Curriculum
   see p. 25 Must include Biology 1-2
 
Department Requirements
   One year of training in an approved program
   of Medical Technology
28
Distribution
   Organic Chemistry
8
Ancillary Requirements
   Computer Science 10, Mathematics 30, 40,
   Physics 31-32, Chemistry 3, 4 and 17-19
   credits of advanced biology (Students must
   take Biology 109, 112 and are advised to
   take 107, 126 and 152.)
51
Electives (to be determined by proficiency
   requirements)

 
Cytotechnology  
A program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, with a concentration in Cytotechnology. On completion of 100 credits in the College, candidates go to any school with an approved program in Cytotechnology for one year of special training, at the end of which they are eligible for the B.S. degree and the Cytotechnology certificate. The program is approved by the American Medical Association and American Society of Clinical Pathologists. The choice of, and admission to, an approved training program for Cytotechnologists are the responsibility of the student and are highly dependent upon academic achievement in the program of study at the University. Students are cautioned that hospital training spaces are limited and that obtaining a training position may be difficult.

Program Model Cr..
Proficiency Courses and Core Curriculum
   see p. 25 Must include Biology 1-2
 
Department Requirements
   One year of training in an approved
   program of Cytotechnology

28
Distribution
   Organic Chemistry

8
Ancillary Requirements
   Computer Science 10, Mathematics 30,
   40, Physics 31-32, Chemistry 3, 4,
   Biology 115, 126 and 18 credits of
   advanced biology
53
Electives (to be determined by proficiency
   requirements)

 
Nuclear Medicine Technology
A program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, with a concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology. On completion of 100 credits in the College, candidates go to any school with an approved program in Nuclear Medicine Technology for one year of special train-ing, at the end of which they are eligible for the B.S. degree and the Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate. The pro- gram is approved by the American Medical Association and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. The choice of, and admission to, an approved training program for Nuclear Medicine Technology are the responsibility of the student and are highly dependent upon academic achievement in the program of study at the University. Students are cautioned that hospital training spaces are limited and that obtaining a training position may be difficult.

Program Model Cr..
Proficiency Courses and Core Curriculum
   see p. 25 Must include Biology 1-2
 
Department Requirements
   One year of training in an approved program
   of Nuclear Medicine Technology
28
Distribution
   Organic Chemistry
8
Ancillary Requirements
   Computer Science 10, Mathematics 30, 40,
   Physics 31-32, Chemistry 3, Biology
   104, 125; and 16 Biology elective credits
51
Electives (to be determined by proficiency
   requirements)

 
Recommended Course of Studies
(A student's program of study may be lengthened to the extent that the student is placed in proficiency mathematics courses and the English Department Writing Program. See p.25.)
 
  Cr.
First Year
First Semester

   Biology 1
   Chemistry 3
   Mathematics 30
   English 61-64
   History 1



4
4
4
3
3
__
18
Second Semester
   Biology 2
   Chemistry 4
   Mathematics 40
   English 61-64
   History 2



4
4
4
3
3
__
18

Second Year
First Semester

   Biology
   Chemistry 121
   Philosophy 3
   Social Science
   Foreign Language



4
4
3
3
3
__
17
Second Semester
   Biology 126*
   Chemistry 122
   Philosophy 4 or 5
   Social Science
   Foreign Language


4
4
3
3
3
__
17
Third Year
First Semester

   Biology109*
   Biology115*
   Physics 31
   Chemistry 113
   Speech 3



4
4
4
4
3
__
17
Second Semester
   Biology 112*
   Physics 32
   Computer Science 10
   Art, Dance, or Music 61
  


7
4
3
3
__
17
Fourth Year
   One year of Hospital Training - 28 credits
 

*Biology 109 and I 12 are required for Medical Technology. Any other four advanced Biology courses are also required.

"Biology 115 and 126 are required for Cytotechnology. Any other three advanced Biology courses are also required.

Molecular Biology
A program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, with a concentration in Molecular Biology. Students admitted to this program should have a high school average of at least 90 and combined Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of 1200. This program will give students a basic knowledge of biochemical principles and practical training in cell and molecular biological laboratory techniques. Emphasis is given to developing experimental skills used in biological research including current recombinant DNA technologies. In their senior year students will undertake 11 credits of independent research and submit a written thesis for graduation.

Program Model Cr..
Proficiency Courses and Core Curriculum
   see p. 25 Must include Biology 1-2
   and Mathematics 30
 
Department Requirements
   Includes Biology 126, 160, 550, 551 and
   Biology Honors Research

31-35
Distribution
   Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry

16
Ancillary Requirements
   Mathematics 40, Computer Science 10,
   Physics 31, 32, Chemistry 3, 4, 135
23
Electives (to be determined by proficiency
   requirements)
 

Second Semester

   Biology
   Advanced Natural or Physical Science
   Elective
4
4
4
__
12

Recommended Course of Studies
  Cr.
First Year
First Semester

   Biology 1
   Chemistry 3
   Mathematics 30
   English 61-64
   Philosophy 3



4
4
4
3
3
__
18
Second Semester
   Biology 2
   Chemistry 4
   Mathematics 40
   English 61-64
   Philosophy 4 or 5


4
4
4
3
3
__
18

Second Year
First Semester

   Chemistry 121
   Biology
   Foreign Language
   History 1
   Physics 31




4
4
3
3
4
__
18
Second Semester
   Chemistry 122
   Chemistry 135
   Foreign Language
   History 2
   Physics 32



4
4
3
3
4
__
18
Third Year
First Semester

   Biology 126
   Biology
   Chemistry 153
   Social Science
   Computer Science 10



4
4
4
3
3
__
18
Second Semester
   Biology 160
   Chemistry 154
   Speech 3
   Social Science
  


4
4
3
3
__
14
Fourth Year
First Semester

   Biology 550/551
   Honors Research
   Art, Dance, or Music 61


4
6
3
__
13

*Students enrolled in the University Honors Program follow the University Honors core sequence


 

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