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B.S. in Biology

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  • Course description

    The Biology Department of Lewis University will be recognized as one of the premier pre-professional, allied health, and environmental science departments in the Midwest. We will also endeavor to provide high quality general education experiences for all Lewis University students in addition to exemplary support courses for multiple programs across the colleges.

    As a department, we will build upon our current strengths and expertise and, when combined with the addition of highly qualified faculty and the expansion of our facilities, our department will grow to meet the demands and expectations that our institution's unique environment, development, and potential will provide.

    With the prospective development of a wetlands preserve on campus, coupled with the natural resources at our doorstep, the Lewis University Environmental Science majors will be distinguished from all other regional programs. Graduates of our department will be recognized as excellent scholars and practitioners and we will constantly strive to enhance the placement of our graduates in high-profile, well-respected institutions.

    BIOLOGY/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    Total Credit Hours: 128
    Major Credit Hours: 78-80

    A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

    Biology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

    The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.

    I. Core Courses (57)
    02-110 General Biology I (4)
    02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
    02-115 General Biology II (4)
    02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
    02-220 Genetics (4)
    02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
    02-224 Microbiology (4)
    02-226 Microbiology Lab (1)
    02-315 General Ecology (3)
    02-316 General Ecology Lab (1)
    02-320 Biometry (3)
    02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
    02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
    02-406 Molecular Cell Biology (4)
    02-496 Research Methods (2)
    02-480 Department Pillars Portfolio (0)
    03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
    03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
    03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
    03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
    03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
    03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
    03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)

    II. Select one of the following: (4)
    13-200 Calculus I (4)
        or
    13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)

    III. Select one Physics sequence: (10)
    17-200 College Physics I (4)
    17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)
    17-205 College Physics II (4)
    17-206 College Physics II Lab (1)
    or
    17-210 General Physics I (4)
    17-211 General Physics I Lab (1)
    17-215 General Physics II (4)
    17-216 General Physics II Lab (1)

    IV. Select two of the following options: (6-8)
    02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)
    and
    02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)
    02-357 Biochemistry II-Nutritional Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
    and
    02-358 Biochemistry II Lab (1)
    02-422 Functional Human Anatomy (2)
    02-425 Medical Microbiology (3)
    02-426 Immunology (3)
    02-435 Ethics Scientific Principles and Practices (3)
    02-497 Special Topics (2)
    02-498 Field Biology (2)

    V. Select one of the following options: (1)
    02-380 Biochemistry Journal Club (1)
    02-381 Physiology Journal Club (1)
    02-382 Microbiology Journal Club (1)
    02-383 Ecology Journal Club (1)
    02-384 Genetics Journal Club (1)

    VI. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of the following courses which contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II (02-111 and 02-116), Microbiology Lab (02-226), and Research Methods (02-496).


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