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Biology Minor

Division of Natural Sciences

Consists of 21-24 credit hours including the following courses:

Introduction to the biological sciences covering biological chemistry celltissue structure and function genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology health and human sciences and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions. Solving equations and graphing expressions involving polynomial and rational functions and exponential and logarithmic functions. Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and 110. General education master core skill 2016 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
or
This course is designed to provide development of basic computational skills and introductory algebra concepts like solutions of single variable equations. It will also cover some introductory statistics and probability concepts. Problem solving will be emphasized. The course will contain at least one project that requires students to make extensive use of spreadsheet software like Excel. General Education Master Core Skill

Unit(s): 3
Biology and environmental science majors should take
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions. Solving equations and graphing expressions involving polynomial and rational functions and exponential and logarithmic functions. Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and 110. General education master core skill 2016 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the biological sciences covering macroevolution (systematic taxonomy phylogenetics) ecology and biodiversity. Intended for biology and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites BIOL 110

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to both classical Mendelian inheritance and molecular genetics with one lab per week. Prerequisites BIOL 111 or permission of instructor CHEM 161 recommended
Application of genetics to the human population including familial genetics cytogenetics population genetics medical genetics genetic counseling pedigree analysis the human genome bioinformatics DNA fingerprinting gene therapy and therapeutic cloning. The latest advances in this dynamic field are explored. Prerequisites BIOL 100 101 or 110 Alternate years offered 2016-2017 Credit may not be received for both BIOL 216 and 309 or 325

Unit(s): 3
may not be substituted for BIOL-309

Unit(s): 4

And 3 additional 300-400 level BIOL elective courses
For the elective BIOL courses, only 3 credits may be chosen from BIOL 460, BIOL 490, BIOL 491 or BIOL 499, and Internship (BIOL 480) cannot be used to meet this requirement.

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Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger, Department Chair
540-828-5713
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu