College of Continuing Professional Studies

About the CCPS General Biology Program

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.

The general biology major requires 35-39 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

23 hours of required courses:

BIOL 102: General Biology
BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Genetic Inheritance
BIOL 181-L: Mech. of Genetic Inheritance Lab
BIOL 182: Evolution
BIOL 200: Ecology
BIOL 200L: Ecology Lab
BIOL 201: Biodiversity
BIOL 489: Senior Seminar

Students also must choose four biology courses from the following (two must be 300 or above):

BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
BIOL 206: Human Physiology
BIOL 207: Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL 208: Microbiology
BIOL 210: Wildlife Management
BIOL 214: Environmental Microbiology
BIOL 217: Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 307: Botany
BIOL 309: General Zoology
BIOL 315: Field Techniques
BIOL 328: Parasitology
BIOL 332: Biology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals
BIOL 338: Biology of Lakes and Streams
BIOL 344: Toxicology
BIOL 371: Entomology
BIOL 381: Pharmacology
BIOL 382: Pathophysiology

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 hours

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

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

CHEM 107: General Chemistry I
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
MATH 109: College Algebra
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.

Choose one of the following:

GSTU 101: Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210: Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211: Desktop Applications for Macs