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Biology

Chairperson: Maureen Tubbiola 
Address: 262 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone: 320.308.2039
Email: biology@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/biology

BS in Biomedical Science (80 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • It is essential to see a concentration advisor during the first semester you are enrolled in biology courses.
  • Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all biology courses to be included in our B.S. major programs.

Program Requirements

BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 262, BIOL 360, BIOL 362, BIOL 494, CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM 480, PHYS 231, PHYS 232, STAT 239 and BIOL 339 (to be taken concurrently).

Electives

23 Credits. See advisor for list of approved electives.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses with a 'C' or better: BIOL 456, BIOL 468, BIOL 478, BIOL 482, BIOL 484, or BIOL 494


BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Biotechnology (86 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all biology courses.

Program Requirements

(82 credits) BMB 123, BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 262, BIOL 360, BIOL 362, BIOL 444, BIOL 468, BIOL 472, BIOL 482, BIOL 484. CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM 480, CHEM 481. PHYS 231, PHYS 232, MATH 211, MATH 212, STAT 239 and BIOL 339 (to be taken concurrently).

Electives

Select 4 credits: BIOL 466, BIOL 476, BIOL 478, BIOL 486, or other courses approved by advisor.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses with a "C" or better: BIOL 456, BIOL 468, BIOL 478, BIOL 482, BIOL 484, or BIOL 494.


BS in Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution (71-84 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • It is essential to see a biology advisor during the first semester you are enrolled in biology courses.

Program Requirements

Core in Biology (33 credits): BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 222, BIOL 262, BIOL 306, BIOL 308, BIOL 312, BIOL 362, BIOL 456. Chemistry (8 credits): CHEM 210, CHEM 240. Quantitative and Technical courses (10-15 credits): MATH 112, STAT 239 and BIOL 339 (to be taken concurrently), plus two of the following: GEOG 216, GEOG 316, STAT 321, STAT 325, STAT 421, MATH 221, MATH 222, BIOL 466, CSCI 172.

Electives

Select a total of seven courses from the following two elective areas, including at least two courses from each area (20-28 credits). Evolution and Biodiversity elective area: BIOL 314, BIOL 316, BIOL 318, BIOL 322, BIOL 324, BIOL 414, BIOL 420, BIOL 422, BIOL 430, BIOL 434, BIOL 457, BIOL 460, BIOL 465, BIOL 475, GEOG 473. Ecology, Conservation and Management elective area: BIOL 313, BIOL 326, BIOL 418, BIOL 436, BIOL 441, BIOL 442, BIOL 448, BIOL 461, BIOL 491, ETS 367, ETS 368, ETS 465, GEOG 303, GEOG 379. Students can replace one of the seven elective courses with a total of 3 credits from BIOL 444 and BIOL 451.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing requirement by successfully completing BIOL 456 or BIOL 457 with a 'C' or better.


BS in Life Science/General Science Education Grades 5-12 (63 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • C or better in BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 262, ENGL 191, CMST 192. Passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination Basic Skills Tests or instructor permission.
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Grades of “C” or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 451; ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Notes

  • The courses in this major satisfy 9 credits in Goal Area 3 of the Liberal Education requirement.

Program Requirements

5-8 Science Education Core (43 credits): ASTR 106; BIOL 151, BIOL 152; CHEM 210, CHEM 211; AHS 205; PHYS 231, PHYS 232; SCI 420, SCI 430, SCI 440, STEM 420, STEM 421. 9-12 Life Science Education Emphasis (20 credits): BIOL 202, BIOL 206, BIOL 306 or BIOL 308, BIOL 262, BIOL 312.



Upper division writing requirement is satisfied by earning a grade of C or better in SCI 420.






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