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Core Requirements

CORE Requirements 47 Credit Hours

Communicating in the World 12 Credit Hours
*EN100 College Writing                                   
*EN101 Literature for Composition                    
Electives in Communication Performance, Foreign Language, Music Performance, Drama, Creative or Expository Writing or Studio Art                     

The Human Experience 11 Credit Hours
Literature                                          
Religion                                             
Healthy Lifestyles (two PE activity courses)        
Elective in Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation,
Literature, Media Aesthetics, Psychology, Philosophy, or Religion  

Scientific Experience 8 Credit Hours
*BI150 Biology I                    
*BI310 Microbiology    

Analysis 7 Credit Hours*MA201 Introduction to Statistical Methods*MA211 Calculus I                                           

Global Society and its Culture 9 Credit Hours
Elective in Economics, Sociology, History,
or Political Science

Elective in American Culture: Literature, Religion, Political Science, or History      

Elective in Non-American Culture: Foreign Language, World Literature, International Religion, International Political Science or World History   

*MAJOR Requirements 39 Credit Hours        
BI140 The Scientific Process                  
BI155 Biology II                                   
BI340 Genetics                                      
BI406 Research Methods                                  
BI407 Exp.& Project Research                 
CH150 Chemistry I                               
CH160 Chemistry II                               
CH200 Organic Chemistry I                     
CH210 Organic Chemistry II                    
CH326 Biochemistry                            
PS240 Physics I                                    
PS250 Physics II                                              

*MAJOR ELECTIVES (Students must satisfy the requirements in one of these concentrations)

Pre-Professional Concentration 24 Credit Hours
E.g. pre-med, pre-vet, etc)                      
Graduates have the requisite knowledge and laboratory experience in biology, chemistry and physics to enter a professional medical program.

*BI210 Anatomy and Physiology I                
*BI215 Anatomy and Physiology II
*BIXXX Zoology course (300 level or above)
*BIXXX Botany course (300-level or above)
*BI322 Cell Biology                             
*BI335 Immunology                                        

General/Graduate School Concentration 23-24 Credit Hours
Graduates have the requisite knowledge and laboratory experience in biology, chemistry and physics to enter a graduate program.

BIXXX Zoology course (300 level or above)
BIXXX Botany course (300-level or above)         
BI322 Cell Biology                              
BI350 Ecology                                    
BI215 Anatomy & Physiology II or
BI403 Plant Physiology or
BI317 Vertebrate Physiology
BI/MCXXX Additional BI or
MC course (200-level or above with Lab including BI325 and BI355)           

Marine Biology Concentration: 22 Credit Hours
Coursework and field experience at the Wallops Island facility gives these Graduates the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the field or enter a graduate program.

MC241 Marine Biology                         
BI355 Limnology                                
BI350 Ecology                                    
Four courses at a marine science field station, to include:
MCXXX Zoology (200-400)       
MCXXX Botany (200-400)                     
MCXXX two other courses (300-400)

FREE Electives 14-17 Credit Hours

TOTAL Credit Hours: 124

*A grade of C or better is required.

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