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Biology (BIOL) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

 

Biology (BIOL) - Archive

PROFESSOR WILLIAM R. JEFFERY, Head

The curriculum in Biology is planned for preparation for professions requiring competence in biological science or for gaining an understanding of the world of living things. The professional group includes students who intend to secure advanced degrees through graduate study, students who are interested in work with various governmental agencies or industries having biological responsibilities, and students who want to prepare for careers in medicine or other health-related professions. Students whose interests are not professional select the curriculum because its broad approach can result in an educated view of the structure and function of living things. Achievement of these goals, including a special interest in a particular area of biology, can be met by selecting one of five options offered by the Department of Biology that will lead to the B.S. degree in Biology. The options and their key areas are Plant Biology--morphology, systematics, and physiology of plants and fungi; Ecology--behavior, and population and community biology of plants and animals; General Biology--all aspects of modern biology; Genetics and Developmental Biology--genetics, genetic engineering, and plant and animal development; Vertebrate Physiology--premedicine, predentistry, pharmacology, and animal physiology.

For the B.S. degree in Biology, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 93 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 40-44 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (32 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], 220W GN(4)[1], 230W GN(4)[1], 240W GN(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (8-12 credits)
PHYS 215 GN(4), 265 GN(4); or PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4) (Sem: 5-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 49-53 credits

ECOLOGY OPTION: 49-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (14 credits)
BIOL 427(3), 446(3), STAT 451(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOL 450W(5) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18-23 credits)
CHEM 034(3), 035(3); or CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 039(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6-7 credits from BIOL 414(3), 415(3), 417(4), 428(3), 448(3), 464(3), HORT 440W(3) PPATH 416(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOL 435(3) or 482(4)(this course is offered at Wallops Island Marine Station in May) (Sem: 5-8)
STAT 462(3) or 464(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12-21 credits)
Select 12-21 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

GENERAL BIOLOGY OPTION: 49-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
BIOL 427(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21-25 credits)
CHEM 034(3), 035(3); or CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 039(3) (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 200 GQ(4), 250 GQ(3) or an advanced statistics course (3) (Sem: 3-4)

Select 12 credits of 400-level biology courses, with at least 3 credits from each of the following groups (each course may be used to satisfy a requirement in only one group): (Sem: 5-8)

Group I -- BIOL 407(3), 410(2) 413(3), 414(3), 441(3), 446(3), 448(3), 459(3), HORT 407(3), 440W(3), PPATH 416(2-4)

Group II -- BIOL 405(3), 410(2), 413(3), 422W(3), 428(3), 430(3), 448(3), 460(3), 469(3), AN SC 442(3), B M B 400(3), 450(2), HORT 407(3)

Group III -- BIOL 414(3), 415(3), 417(4), 428(3), 435(3), 446(3), 448(3), 450W(5), 464(3), 482(4), HORT 440W(3), PPATH 416(2-4)

Group IV -- BIOL 409(3), 413(3), 421(4), 430(3), 437(4), 440(4), 446(3), 460(3), 469(3), 470(3), 471(3), 472(3), 473(2), 479(3), B M B 400(3)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21-29 credits)
Select 21-29 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY OPTION: 49-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (17 credits)
CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 039(3) (Sem: 3-4)
BIOL 427(3) (Sem: 5-6)
B M B 401(2), 402(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-21 credits)
Select 2-5 credits from MATH 220 GQ(2), 231(2), MICRB 201(3), 202(2) (Sem: 3-6)
STAT 200 GQ(4), 250 GQ(3), 319(3), or 451(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 12 credits from AN SC 442(3), B M B 400(3), 450(2), BIOL 405(3), 410(2), 413(3), 422W(3), 428(3), 430(3), 440(4), 448(3), 460(3), 469(3), HORT 407(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (11-19 credits)
Select 11-19 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

PLANT BIOLOGY OPTION: 49-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23 credits)
CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 039(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 401(2), 402(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOL 407(3), 414(3), 441(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-16) credits)
STAT 200 GQ(4), 250 GQ(3), or an advanced statistics course (3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 12 credits from BIOL 410(2), 413(3), 427(3), 446(3), 448(3), 459(3), or HORT 407(3), 440W(3), PPATH 416(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (10-15 credits)
Select 10-15 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

VERTEBRATE PHYSIOLOGY OPTION: 49-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 039(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 401(2), 402(3), BIOL 472(3), 473(2) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-16 credits)
STAT 200 GQ(4), 250 GQ(3), or 451(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from B M B 400(3), BIOL 409(3), 413(3), 421(4), 430(3), 437(4), 440(4), 446(3), 460(3), 469(3), 470(3), 471(3), 479(3) (may select up to 6 credits from department list) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (14-19 credits)
Select 14-19 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-07-081

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)