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2018-2019 Academic Catalog | Biology (B.S.) – CAS

Biology (B.S.)

 

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The Biology program is also supported by an Instructional Specialist.

Description

The Biology Program offers a major and a minor to students in the College of Arts and Sciences; several courses are offered for non-majors. In conjunction with various other programs, the Biology Program also supports an interdisciplinary major in Biochemistry. Biology majors and minors pursue a diversified program that fulfills a breadth of interests and ultimately prepares them to pursue careers in many areas of the biological sciences, including education, research, and medicine. For those in related majors, the goal of the program is to focus particularly on the interfaces between biology and their major disciplines. Non-majors who take biology courses receive an exposure to biology to its fundamental concepts, latest discoveries, and modes of inquiry in ways that are relevant to their personal and professional lives and consistent with the objectives of the general education curriculum. Extraordinary developments in modern biology offer much to engage students at all levels.

Trinity offers students who study biology the advantages of close faculty-student relationships while providing access to the country's primary resource collections, major research facilities, and outstanding internship opportunities at nationally recognized facilities.

Major Requirements

Required Biology Courses (28 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

BIOL 113 Biodiversity of Living Systems
BIOL 114 Cell Biology
BIOL 223 Genomics & Evolution
BIOL 224 Intro to Biochemistry
BIOL 333 Microbiology: Diversity, Dis & Discovery
BIOL 334 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 444 Molecular Biochemistry of the Cell

Program Seminar Courses (10 credits)
NSCM 101 Mentor Moment 1
NSCM 102 Mentor Moment 2
NSCM 103 Mentor Moment 3
NSCM 104 Mentor Moment 4
NSCM 498 STEM Experiential Learning Experience
NSCM 499 Divisional Seminar

One Elective (4 credits) 

BIOL 331 Histology and Cytology
BIOL 343 Immunology
BIOL 351 Ecology
CHEM 432 Molecular Biochemistry II
PSYC 241 Physiological Psychology

Requirements in Related Fields (28 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II

Recommended Courses (4 credits)

MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Additional courses in computer science and statistics are also recommended.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (22 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

MATH 123 Pre-Calculus
BIOL 113 Biodiversity of Living Systems
BIOL 114 Cell Biology
BIOL 223 Genomics & Evolution or BIOL 224 Intro to Biochemistry

Additionally:
SIX credits of Biology (one at the 200-level or above and one at the 300-level or above)

Program Policies

Advanced Placement: Credit will be granted for the score of 4 or 5 on the AP examination. A score of 4 or 5 will be accepted in lieu of an introductory 100-level Biology course.

CLEP Policy: A satisfactory score on the CLEP examination in general biology will be accepted in lieu of an introductory 100-level Biology course .

Grades in Major Courses: Students are required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses counted to fulfill the requirements for the major and students must have a “C” (2.0) or higher in all BIOL courses counting towards the major requirements.

Pass/No Pass: Courses fulfilling the major requirement may not be taken pass/no pass.

Senior Assessment: The senior assessment in biology consists of an oral presentation of a research proposal for a topic in biology.  Students should complete the senior assessment during the semester they take NSCM 499.

TELL Policy: TELL credits do not count towards the major in biology.

Transfer Credits: Transfer credit will be awarded after appropriate program review and approval.

Course Descriptions

BIOL 113 Biodiversity of Living Systems
BIOL 114 Cell Biology
BIOL 206 Flowering Plants
BIOL 220 Introductory Forensic Science
BIOL 221 Plant Diversity
BIOL 223 Genomics & Evolution
BIOL 224 Intro to Biochemistry
BIOL 235 Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 331 Histology and Cytology
BIOL 333 Microbiology: Diversity, Dis & Discovery
BIOL 334 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 343 Immunology
BIOL 351 Ecology
BIOL 444 Molecular Biochemistry of the Cell
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
NSCM 101 Mentor Moment 1
NSCM 102 Mentor Moment 2
NSCM 103 Mentor Moment 3
NSCM 104 Mentor Moment 4
NSCM 498 STEM Experiential Learning Experience
NSCM 499 Divisional Seminar
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II
PSYC 241 Physiological Psychology

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