Oral Communication Requirement:
To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or the B.S. degree in Marine Biology a student must successfully complete either BIO 495 or BIOL 495 .
Applied Learning Requirement:
To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or the B.S. degree in Marine Biology a student must successfully complete one of the following: honors in any science department (BIO 499 , CHM 499 , EVS 499 , GLY 499 , MAT 499 , PSY 499 , PHY 499 ); directed individual study involving hands-on experience in any science department (BIO 291 , BIO 491 , BIO 495 , CHM 491 , EVS 491 , GLY 491 , MAT 491 , PSY 491 , PHY 491 ); BIO 498 , BIO 493 ; formal student teaching experience taken for UNCW credit (e.g. EDNL 406 , EDN 409 , EDN 411 ); BIO 480 or BIOL 495 .
Requirements for a Major in Biology for the B.S. Degree:
The department strongly recommends that two out of BIO 366 ; BIO 335 ; BIO 340 or BIO 345 or BIO 240 be completed before taking other BIO courses at the 300 or 400 level.
A “C” (2.00) or better average is required for BIO courses above 299.
Must complete general requirements for B.S. Degree in Biology . Additionally, must take a minimum of 19 hours chosen from BIO courses numbered above 299. No more than 10 hours from BIO 480 , BIO 491 , BIO 493 , BIO 498 , and BIO 499 can be counted towards the elective 19 hours.
This program is designed to meet the needs of biology majors who may wish to pursue further education in graduate school in biology or professional schools in the health sciences. The sequence of courses conforms to entrance requirements prescribed in publications of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Association of Dental Schools, and the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. Working closely with an advisor, students may select elective courses tailored to individual needs (for example; Pre-health Professional: BIO 315 , BIO 316 , BIO 320 , BIO 325 , BIO 371 , BIO 415 , BIO 425 , BIO 459 , BIO 465 ).
Terrestrial and Freshwater Conservation Option:
Must complete general requirements for B.S. Degree in Biology , and BIO 466 .
The B.S. Biology Terrestrial and Freshwater Conservation option provides a B.S. Biology degree plan that is designed for students primarily interested in the biological aspects of conservation science (e.g. community ecology, population biology, biogeography, conservation genetics and assessment of threatened or endangered species and habitats).
Students planning to attend graduate school are also encouraged to take CHM 235 ; MAT 152 or MAT 162 ; CSC 112 , CSC 121 . Students interested in health professional schools should visit http://people.uncw.edu/ballardt and review the advising manual posted there.
Students must take a minimum 16 hours of biology elective courses numbered above 299 to be chosen from the following set of courses:
In addition, students must take at least 3 credits from the following: