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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 coveringbiological chemistry celltissue structure andfunction genetics and microevolution. Intendedfor biology health and human sciences andenvironmental science majors. Three lectures andone lab per week.Corequisites
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraicoperations with polynomial and rationalfunctions.Solving equations and graphing expressionsinvolving polynomial and rational functions andexponential and logarithmic functions.Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and110.General education master core skill2017 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
or
This course is designed to provide development ofbasic computational skills and introductoryalgebra concepts like solutions of singlevariable equations. It will also cover someintroductory statistics and probability concepts.Problem solving will be emphasized. The coursewill contain at least one project that requiresstudents to make extensive use of spreadsheetsoftware like Excel.General Education Master Core Skill

Unit(s): 3
Biology and environmental science majors shouldtake
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraicoperations with polynomial and rationalfunctions.Solving equations and graphing expressionsinvolving polynomial and rational functions andexponential and logarithmic functions.Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and110.General education master core skill2017 Summer Session I offered as an online course

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

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the biological sciencescovering macroevolution (systematic taxonomyphylogenetics) ecology and biodiversity.Intended for biology and environmental sciencemajors. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 110

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to both classical Mendelianinheritance and molecular genetics with one labper week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or permission ofinstructor CHEM 161 recommendedBIOL-216 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