Jan 28, 2023  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Biology

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Yorty (Chair), Bowne, Bridge, Burr, Cavender, Goldina, Mesa-Cruz, Murray, Wohl

For more information, please visit the Department’s website or check your course syllabi, which are available through the course instructor or at the High Library.

The courses of the Department of Biology provide a foundation in basic concepts and principles involving the structural, functional and environmental aspects of the living world. The courses provide the student with a broad and unifying understanding of nature’s life forms. The Department involves students in research studies with professors through independent study projects, internships, and a senior seminar.

The Department has a prerequisite for entry into BIO 211  and upper-level classes contingent upon an average grade of C- or better in BIO 111  and BIO 112  .

Majors Offered

The Biology Department offers majors in Biology , Biotechnology , Environmental Science , and Secondary Education (Biology Education) . Three concentrations are available to students pursuing a Biology major: Biological Sciences, Premedicine, Allied Health.

Interdisciplinary Major

The Biology Department participates in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience  major with the Department of Psychology.

Cooperative Programs with Other Institutions

The Biology Department participates in several Joint Degree Programs .

Minors Offered

The Department of Biology offers a Biology minor . The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary General Science minor  and the Cognitive Science minor .

Honors in the Discipline

The Department of Biology participates in the College Honors in the Discipline Program. For guidelines, students should consult the Department Chair.

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