Sep 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, B.S.


Requirements for the major in biology, B.S.


This curriculum is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences, including medicine and health-related fields. A minimum of 52 credits in biology (excepting BIO 1000 , BIO 1002 , BIO 1004 , BIO 2006  and BIO 3000 ) is required, including at least ten lecture courses and a minimum of five BIO laboratory courses. Students must complete:

2. One course from each of the following areas


3. Three additional biology elective courses at the 2000 level or above


4. 8 credits of BIO 4000-level lecture courses are required in the major.


Note:  BIO 3920 , BIO 4111 , BIO 3333  (formerly 4333), BIO 4932 , BIO 4995 , BIO 4970  and BIO 4997  do not satisfy this requirement for 4000-level lecture courses but may be used to fulfill additional biology elective credits.

5. Four biology laboratory courses at the 3000 level or above


Note:  BIO 2101  does not fulfill this requirement.  BIO 3361  and  BIO 4995  may only count toward one lab requirement, even if taken multiple times.

8. Mathematics requirements (up to 8 credits)


9. Four credits of statistics


Note


Corresponding lecture and lab courses should normally be taken simultaneously. Note that some courses have incorporated labs into lecture credit while other labs are given separate credit. 

Students using this catalog to meet biology B.S. major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying specific requirements and published in a later catalog.

Requirements for a modified major in biology (B.S.) with a specialization in anatomy


Adviser: Mary E. Craig

Students considering a career in the many aspects of the medical fields as well as anatomical teaching, may elect this specialization in their sophomore year. The selection of all courses should be planned in consultation with the adviser.

Requirements for a modified major in biology (B.S.) with a specialization in cell-molecular biology


Adviser: Lan Jiang

Students considering a career in cell biology, biotechnology or molecular biology may elect this specialization in their sophomore year. The selection of all courses should be planned in consultation with the adviser.

Requirements for a modified major in biology (B.S.) with a specialization in microbiology


Adviser: Sara Blumer-Schuette

Students considering a career in biotechnology, microbiology technology and research may elect this specialization in their sophomore or junior year. The selection of all courses should be planned in consultation with the adviser.

Concentration in pre-medical studies: medicine, dentistry, optometry and veterinary medicine


Additional Information


In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.