CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 15, 2018  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, BS


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Total number of hours for the Program: 120.

Liberal Studies (42 hours)


Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements


The major requires 47 hours of core courses, including: Senior Research, three hours, at the senior level (choose from BIOL 480, 495, 498 and 499) and 25 hours of a concentration.

Concentrations:


Concentration (25 hours) selected from one of the following:

Guided Electives (15 hours).


 May include two non-biology courses:

  • One elective from the Ecology and Evolution set
  • One elective from the Organismal Biology set
  • One elective from the Cell and Molecular Biology set
  • Electives chosen from any course set sufficient to bring the total for the concentration to 25 hours.

Guided Electives (15 hours).


May include two non-biology courses:

  • One Elective from the Ecology and Evolution set
  • One elective from the Organismal Biology set
  • One elective from the Cell and Molecular Biology set
  • Electives chosen from any course set sufficient to bring the total for the concentration to 25 hours.

Guided Electives (15 hours)


May include two non-biology courses:

  • One elective from the Ecology and Evolution set
  • One elective from the Organismal Biology set
  • One elective from the Cell and Molecular Biology set
  • Electives chosen from any course set sufficient to bring the total for the concentration to 25 hours.

Guided Electives (15 hours)


May include two non-biology courses:

  • One elective from the Ecology and Evolution set
  • One elective from the Organismal Biology set
  • One elective from the Cell and Molecular Biology set
  • Electives chosen from any course set sufficient to bring the total for the concentration to 25 hours.

General Electives


General Electives include 6-15 hours (depending on the hours taken for Liberal Studies that also count in the major.) Six hours general electives at the 300/400 (junior/senior) level are required to complete the program for each of the concentrations offered. Students must take at least 30 hours of all courses at the 300/400 level (junior-senior) level at WCU to satisfy general university requirements.

Biology Elective Course Sets


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