Biology

Biology Major (Bachelor of Science)

The biology major in the Bachelor of Science degree program is designed for students who need breadth and depth of understanding in the field of biology as well as related natural and mathematical sciences. Many graduates of this major further their education with post-graduate degrees in research or health-related professions, but the biology major in the BS program also provides qualifications for many entry-level biology positions. While this major prepares students for more specialized careers in and related to the biological sciences, each student should consult with faculty members in the biology department to decide his/her best academic plan while at Drury. 

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses. Co-requisites must be taken during the same semester.

BIOL 171: Scientific Endeavors
BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Genetic Inheritance
BIOL 182: Evolution
BIOL 200: Ecology
BIOL 351: Junior Seminar I
BIOL 352: Junior Seminar II
BIOL 494: Senior Seminar II

One (1) course selected from the following list:
BIOL 483: Senior Seminar I: Practicum
BIOL 484: Senior Seminar I: Research

At least one (1) course selected from the following list:
BIOL 201: Biodiversity
BIOL 307: Botany
BIOL 309: General Zoology
BIOL 310: Field and Systematic Botany
BIOL 313: Advanced Microbiology
BIOL 314: Field and Systematic Zoology
BIOL 329: Introduction to Marine Biology*
BIOL 330: Field Study in Marine Biology*
BIOL 341: Limnology
BIOL 373: Herpetology
*BIOL 329 and BIOL 330 must be taken together.

At least thirteen (13) unique, unduplicated hours of coursework from the following list:
BIOL 301: Advanced Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 306: Medical Botany
BIOL 307: Botany
BIOL 308: Immunology
BIOL 309: General Zoology
BIOL 310: Field and Systematic Botany
BIOL 312: Advanced Ecology
BIOL 313: Advanced Microbiology
BIOL 314: Field and Systematic Zoology
BIOL 316: Comparative Anatomy
BIOL 317: Vertebrate Embryology
BIOL 320: Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 321: Comprehensive Human Anatomy
BIOL 322: Advanced Genetics
BIOL 324: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 325: Epidemiology
BIOL 329: Introduction to Marine Biology
BIOL 330: Field Study in Marine Biology
BIOL 333: Histology
BIOL 334: Developmental Biology
BIOL 337: Introduction to Virology
BIOL 341: Limnology
BIOL 373: Herpetology
BIOL 378: Advanced Human Physiology I
BIOL 379: Advanced Human Physiology II

Other Required Courses:
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 231: Calculus I
PHYS 211: General Physics I

Either
CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry Reactions
CHEM 312-L: Organic Chemistry Reactions Lab

Or
CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 415: Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 415-L: Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab

One (1) course selected from the following list:
CHEM 336: Biochemistry
ENVR 344: Toxicology
EXSP 350: Exercise Physiology
PSYC 327: Psychopharmacology
PSYC 348: Psychoneuroimmunology
PSYC 356: Biopsychology

One (1) course selected from the following list:
PHIL 216: What is Knowledge?
PHIL 277: Philosophy of Science

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