Biology Major (BIOL)—B.S.
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Environmental Biology, U118
Human Biology, U863
The Bachelor of Science degree is offered for those students aspiring to a professional career in biology, and for those students with particularly strong interests in the discipline. See also the descriptions of pre-professional programs concerning their requirements. A student pursuing the Bachelor of Science is expected to develop a stronger background in mathematics and related sciences and to attain a greater understanding of biology than will a student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bachelor of Science students will also be strongly encouraged to undertake an individual research project with a faculty member during their junior and/or senior year.
I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)
See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.
GLT—Literature (6 s.h.)
Student selects 6 s.h. from GLT list.
GFA—Fine Arts (3.s.h.)
Student selects 3 s.h. from GFA list.
GPR—Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (3 s.h.)
Student selects 3 s.h. from GPR list.
GHP—Historial Perspectives on Western Culture (3 s.h.)
Student selects 3 s.h. from GHP list.
GNS—Natural Sciences (7 s.h.)
GMT—Mathematics (3 s.h.)
GRD—Reasoning and Discourse (6 s.h.)
|ENG 101||College Writing I||
|FMS 115||Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse I||
|RCO 101||College Writing I||
Student selects additional 3 s.h. from the GRD list.
GSB—Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 s.h.)
Student selects 6 s.h. from GSB list.
II General Education Marker Requirements
See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/concentration.
Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker
One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.
One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.
III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)
See requirements and approved courses.
Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (3 s.h.)
Student selects 3 s.h. from the GHP/GPM or GMO list.
Natural Sciences (4 s.h.)
GSB—Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 s.h.)
Student selects 3 s.h. from GSB list.
GFL—Foreign Language (0–12 s.h.)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204
WI—Writing Intensive Courses
a total of four WI courses
IV Major Requirements
Biology majors must complete BIO 111 and BIO 112, and a minimum of 30 semester hours of Biology courses above the 100 level. A maximum of four hours at the 200 level may be counted toward the major. Students must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 in Biology courses completed at UNCG.
Biology Core Requirements
In meeting this requirement for hours above the 100 level, all B.S. Biology majors must complete the following courses; completion of at least four of these requirements is strongly recommended prior to enrollment in courses numbered 400 and higher.
2. Cell Biology
one of the following:
5. At least two of the following laboratory core courses:
6. At least one course at the 500 level
Undergraduate Research (BIO 499) or Honors Work (BIO 493), for 2 or more s.h., are also strongly recommended.
V Related Area Requirements
B.S. Biology majors are required to take the following related courses or their approved equivalents:
|MAT 292||Calculus II||
|STA 271||Fundamental Concepts of Statistics||
|STA 571||Statistical Methods for Research I||
|PHY 211||General Physics I||
|PHY 212||General Physics II||
|PHY 291||General Physics I with Calculus||
|PHY 292||General Physics II with Calculus||