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

Biology (B.S.)

 

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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
BIOL 114
BIOL 223
BIOL 224
BIOL 333
BIOL 334
BIOL 444

Program Seminar Courses (10 credits)
NSCM 101
NSCM 102
NSCM 103
NSCM 104
NSCM 498
NSCM 499

One Elective (4 credits) (BIOL course  at the 200- level or above)

BIOL 206
BIOL 220
BIOL 221
BIOL 235
BIOL 331
BIOL 343
BIOL 351
PSYC 241

Requirements in Related Fields (28 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

CHEM 111
CHEM 112
CHEM 221
CHEM 222
CHEM 223
CHEM 224
MATH 125
PHYS 111
PHYS 112

Recommended Courses (4 credits)

MATH 225

Additional courses in computer science and statistics are also recommended.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (22 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

MATH 123
BIOL 113
BIOL 114
BIOL 223 or BIOL 224

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
BIOL 114
BIOL 206
BIOL 220
BIOL 221
BIOL 223
BIOL 224
BIOL 235
BIOL 331
BIOL 333
BIOL 334
BIOL 343
BIOL 351
BIOL 444
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
CHEM 221
CHEM 222
CHEM 223
CHEM 224
MATH 125
MATH 225
NSCM 101
NSCM 102
NSCM 103
NSCM 104
NSCM 498
NSCM 499
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
PSYC 241

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