Dec 06, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Biology, BS


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To declare a Biology Major:

  • A student must complete at least one of the following courses: BIO 201 , BIO 202 , or CHE 161  & CHE 168 .
  • Complete the Major Declaration Form (link)
  • Interview with the Biology Department faculty.​

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 38 total credits in the major
  • At least 17 credits of collateral courses
  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 2.50 in major

Graduate programs may require specific track collaterals. Please speak with the Biology Department for advising information.

 

A major in Biology consists of a minimum of 38 credits and 17 credits of collaterals.


One Organismal Course from the following:


One Ecological course from the following:


One Cell/Genetics course from the following:


One Quantitative course from the following:


Capstone Cluster - BIO 401 and three additional credits:


General Education Core Curriculum


Professional Development


Approaches to Individual and Social Questions


BS/BSN Foreign Language


Degree Credit Requirements


  • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
  • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
  • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

Suggested General Education Sequencing


  • Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101  (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101COM 101THE 105/THE 110, ~9 cr. in the major
  • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100, 1-2 Approaches, declare major

  • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

  • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401/LAS 402 

 

(Full general education information may be found here.)

 

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