Biology

Biology fosters an understanding and respect for the patterns and processes of the living world. Students develop technical and analytical skills that allow them to identify and evaluate the significance of biological problems across all levels of organization from the cell to the biosphere. The curriculum integrates the societal implications and consequences of contributions made by the field with an understanding of the moral and ethical decisions related to the life sciences. In this manner, students develop a personal philosophy of the living world that includes compassion and responsible action toward all life. This major prepares graduates for a wide range of scientific careers including positions in the health professions, teaching, and research.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

BIO 12043GENERAL BIOLOGY I

BIO 22043GENERAL BIOLOGY II

BIO 31143ECOLOGY & LAB

BIO 31243GENETICS & LAB

BIO 35523BIOLOGY RESEARCH METHODS

BIO 49043SENIOR RESEARCH & COMP EXAM

BIO 32100CELL BIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY

OR

BIO 30243MICROBIOLOGY

Select at least 10 semester credit hours:

BIO 30243MICROBIOLOGY

BIO 31343NATURAL HISTORY OF KS VERTEBRATES WITH LAB

BIO 32100CELL BIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY

BIO 40143BIOCHEMISTRY

BIO 40350COMP ANATOMY VERTEBRATES & LAB

BIO 41023ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

BIO 43000DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY & LAB

Required Supporting Courses

CHE 12044GENERAL CHEMISTRY I & LAB

CHE 12144GENERAL CHEMISTRY II & LAB

MAT 32044MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II

OR

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

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