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2011-2012 Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology


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Professors Kormanik (Chair), Forrest, Petranka; Associate Professors Clarke, Horton, Meigs, Nicolay, B. Wilson; Assistant Professors Hale, Ward; Lecturers Kennedy, Pomfrey

The major in Biology is designed to give students a substantial foundation in biology with an emphasis on investigative methods. The courses provide a broad background for students who seek awareness of the living world and their role in it, as well as training preparatory to professional schools, graduate schools, or science education careers. Graduates may go directly into careers in biology or related fields. They may also pursue advanced work in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, or enter graduate programs in disciplines such as microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation biology.

Majors must complete one of three concentrations to earn the Bachelor of Science degree. Students who wish to pursue graduate studies in ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary biology or animal behavior should select the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology concentration. Those who wish to enter health-related professions or graduate studies in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, physiology or related disciplines should select the Cell and Molecular Biology concentration. The General Biology concentration is designed for students seeking a more general education in the biological sciences and for students who do not have immediate plans to enter graduate or professional schools. Students seeking teacher licensure must fulfill all requirements listed under this concentration.

Declaration of Major in Biology

Declaring a major in Biology requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair. Before declaring a major, students must satisfy the LANG 120  requirement.

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