2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 16, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences, BS (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete BIO 1120 , CHM 1210 , CHM 1210L  ,ENG 1110  and MTH 2240  or MTH 2300  with a C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better 

Term Two


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete BIO 1150 , CHM 1220 , CHM 1220L , and STT 2640  with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better

Term Three


Total: 14.5 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete BIO 2110 , BIO 2130 , CHM 2110 , and  CHM 2110L  with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better

Total: 14.5 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete BIO 2120 BIO 2140 , CHM 2120 CHM 2120L , and BIO 2310  with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better

Term Five


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete PHY 1110 PHY 1110L  and LS Elective with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better

Term Six


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete PHY 1120 PHY 1120L , ENG 2100  and LS Elective with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better

Term Seven


  • LS Elective - Advanced Science Course (3000/4000 level) Credit Hour(s): 10
  • Core - WSU Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete LS Electives with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better

Term Eight


Total: 15-17 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete LS Electives and BIO 4020  or BIO 4920  with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better

Note(s):


LS electives (3000 or 4000 level): at least 20 seminar hours must have a prefix of BIO, M&I or EXB courses; a maximum of 10 seminar hours may have a prefix of ANT, BMB, EES, PTX, CHM, MTH, NCBP, STT, PHY or PSY; at least one course must include a lab component

Senior Capstone Course: BIO 4000 , BIO 4020 , BIO 4920  are all accepted for this requirement

Total Hours Required: 124

Program Description


The Bachelor of Science curriculum offers a broad, integrated, and in-depth approach to the life sciences. Departmental requirements consist of a balanced core of courses selected from several subject areas, combined with elective courses from the Department of Biological Sciences and other life science departments such as Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology (NCBP), and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB).

Within this degree, several options are available to students. The programs of study can accommodate students with differing interests and objectives such as graduate work in molecular biology, laboratory work in microbiology, field work in ecology, or for science education. Advanced electives include courses in animal physiology, exercise biology, plant biology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, bioinformatics, wetlands biology, aquatic environment, biological safety, entomology, and evolution.

The general Biology degree (BS) also provides course flexibility for those students interested in pursuing a professional health career. The “preprofessional” preparatory program combines all the required courses of a professional school, which include course in general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and general physics, while using recommended courses as science electives to fulfill the bachelor’s program. Recommended courses include human anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, histology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, genetics, bioethics, and medical terminology. This is a great option for students interested in pursuing careers in health care.

Career Opportunities


The biological science majors are traditional academic programs designed to give students a broad, versatile education in various areas of biology. Careers in biology can contribute to improving human health and personal well being, to environmental protection, to production of food supplies, or to increasing basic human knowledge about the world Some of the attractions to being a biologist may include work in a dynamic and evolving field, opportunities to help people, animals, or the environment, the international nature of many areas or science, and the possibility of working outdoors.

Biology students find employment within a wide range of organizations. Employers include medical facilities, research laboratories, health maintenance organizations, biotechnology firms, bioengineering companies, environmental companies, schools, pharmaceutical companies, animal care, government, law firms, and the food industry.

Campus Contact Information


For more information about undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences, please contact:

Biology Advising Center
235 Bio Sci Bldg
(937) 775-4226

bioadvising@wright.edu

Additional Comments


Department Chair: Dr. David Goldstein

Director of Advising, Biology and Pre-Health Professions: Jacqui Neal

Academic Advisors: Dr. Patti Roberts, Courtney Smith

Department Website: www.wright.edu/biology