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Biology

General

Program Title

Biology

Degree Designation

BES

Award Type

Baccalaureate

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

Life Sciences/Biological Sciences/General. A program that provides a base in biology with flexibility in upper level courses. In conjunction with an academic advisor, a student has the opportunity to specialize within biology, or span a broader view of this discipline.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Status

Active

Requirements

Free Form Requisites

Credits: 55-56

Program Requirements

31-32 Credits: course, course, course, course, course, course or course, course, course, and one of course, course, or course

Electives

24 additional credits in Biology at the 200-level or above. The following courses are limited to a maximum number of credits which will count for electives, including no more than seven total credits from all of them: course (maximum 4 cr.), course (maximum 3 cr.), course (maximum 4 cr.), course (maximum 4 cr.), course (maximum 3 cr.).

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses with a 'C' or better: course, course, or course.

Notes

The BES Life Sciences allows students, in conjunction with their advisor, the opportunity to design a specialized major in Biology by careful selection of the 24 elective credits.

Students must earn grades of C or better in all biology courses to be included in the B.E.S. major program.

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

At least 15 credits must be completed at SCSU.

See program website for additional information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Ability to apply the process of science

Outcome

Evolution core concept

Outcome

Ability to communicate and collaborate with other disciplines

Outcome

Integration of information flow, exchange and storage core concept

Outcome

Ability to tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science

Outcome

Pathways and transformations of energy and matter core concept

Outcome

Ability to understand the relationship between science and society

Outcome

Structure and function core concept

Outcome

Ability to use modeling and simulation

Outcome

Systems core concept

Outcome

Ability to use quantitative reasoning

Degree Maps

Major Code

8101

Program Code

1990