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CCPS General Biology (B.S.)

The department of biology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in the CCPS program. This degree is designed to provide students with a broad background in biology that will allow the student to pursue a variety of postgraduate opportunities, such as allied health professions, positions in environmental science or biology-related positions in industry. Students majoring in general biology must take a minimum of 35 semester hours in biology.

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Program Requirements

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Required Courses BIOL 102: General Biology 4 hrs None
BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology 3 hrs BIOL 102
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Genetic Inheritance 3 hrs BIOL 172
BIOL 181-L: Mech. of Genetic Inheritance Lab 1 hr Co-requisite: BIOL 181
BIOL 182: Evolution 2 hrs BIOL 172
BIOL 200: Ecology 3 hrs None
BIOL 200L: Ecology Lab 1 hr Co-requisite: BIOL 200
BIOL 201: Biodiversity 3 hrs BIOL 172
BIOL 489: Senior Seminar 3 hrs None

Electives
Choose 4
(two must be 300
or above)
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy 4 hrs None
BIOL 206: Human Physiology 4 hrs None
BIOL 207: Anatomy & Physiology 4 hrs None
BIOL 208: Microbiology 4 hrs CHEM 103 or CHEM 107
BIOL 210: Wildlife Management 3 hrs BIOL 200
BIOL 214: Environmental Microbiology 3 hrs BIOL 102 & CHEM 107
BIOL 217: Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hrs BIOL 207
BIOL 307: Botany 3 hrs BIOL 201
BIOL 309: General Zoology 4 hrs BIOL 201
BIOL 315: Field Techniques 3 hrs BIOL 201
BIOL 328: Parasitology 3 hrs BIOL 110
BIOL 332: Biology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals 4 hrs BIOL 201
BIOL 338: Biology of Lakes and Streams 4 hrs BIOL 201
BIOL 344: Toxicology 3 hrs BIOL 201
BIOL 371: Entomology 3 hrs BIOL 201
BIOL 381: Pharmacology 3 hrs CHEM 107
BIOL 382: Pathophysiology 4 hrs BIOL 205 & BIOL 206 or
BIOL 207 & CHEM 107

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 35-39 hrs

In order to complete the biology degree, 300+ level biology courses can only be taken at designated degree completion campus locations.

Transfer Program 30-60 hrs.

Drury awards semester hours credit for satisfactory completion of approved allied healthcare program resulting in registry.