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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Biology, BA


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Biology is a scientific study of the living world that leads to careers in education, health, environmental science, forensic biology, scientific journalism, and research.  Studies in biology give us a way to understand nature and the interconnectedness of all living things.  This field is important to everyday life because it allows us to better understand ourselves, our natural resources, and the potential threats that would alter, damage, or destroy our environment. The UNT Dallas Bachelor of Arts in Biology prepares students to go into education, journalism, environmental management, and research.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum - 42 Hours

Core Requirements

Course Recommended

Hours

Communication 1 *Grade of C or better required

ENGL 1313 - College Writing I

3

Communication 2 *Grade of C or better required

TECM 2700 - Technical Writing (Fulfilled by major req.)

3

Mathematics

Choose from: MATH 1680, MATH 1100, or MATH 1710

3

Life & Physical Sciences 1

Choose from: BIOL 1710 or CHEM 1410 (Fulfilled by major req.)

3

Life & Physical Sciences 2

Choose from: BIOL 1720 or CHEM 1420 (Fulfilled by major req.)

3

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

Choose from: ENGL 2220 or LING 2050

3

Creative Arts

ART 1300 - Art Appreciation

3

American History 1

HIST 2610 - US History to 1865

3

American History 2

HIST 2620 - US History 1865 to Present

3

Government & Political Science 1

PSCI 1040 - American Government: Laws and Institutions

3

Government & Political Science 2

Any approved course in Foundational Area

3

Social & Behavioral Science

Any approved course in Foundational Area

3

Component Area 1

Any approved course in Foundational Area

3

Component Area 2

Any approved course in Foundational Area

3

Major Curriculum Requirements - 55 Hours

*Must maintain a Major GPA of 2.0 or better

Biology Core

Hours

BIOL 1710/1730 - General Biology I Lecture and Lab

3/1

BIOL 1720/1740 - General Biology II Lecture and Lab

*Prerequisite BIOL 1710/1730

3/1

BIOL 2301/2311 - Anatomy and Physiology Lecture and Lab

3/1

BIOL 2140 - Principles of Ecology

*Prerequisite BIOL 1710/1730 and 1720/1740

3

BIOL 3451 - Genetics

*Prerequisite 8 hours Biology, and CHEM 2370/3210 (may be taken concurrently)

3

BIOL 3510 - Cell Biology

*Prerequisite BIOL 1710/1730 and BIOL 1720/1740

3

BIOL 4260 - Evolution

*Prerequisite BIOL 3451

3

Biology Electives

 

BIOL 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

BIOL 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

BIOL 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

BIOL 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Additional Requirements

 

CHEM 1410/1430 - General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab

*Prerequisite MATH 1100

3/1

CHEM 1420/1440 - General Chemistry II Lecture and Lab

*Prerequisite CHEM 1410

3/1

CHEM 2370/3210 - Organic Chemistry I Lecture and Lab

*Prerequisite CHEM 1420

3/1

MATH 1710 - Calculus

*Prerequisite MATH 1650 or MATH 1600

4

MATH 1680 - Statistics

3

Electives/Minor/Certificate Requirements - 23 Hours

*Please note neither a Minor nor Certificate are required - but are strongly recommended

Course

Hours

Minor, Certificate or General Elective 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective 3XXX or 4XXX

*Prerequisite(s) may exist; please see catalog

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

UNT Dallas Degree Requirements:

Requirement

120 hours (minimum) required for degree completion

Residency Requirement - At least 30 hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

42 Advanced Hours (3XXX or 4XXX) - 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

UNT GPA 2.0 or higher required

Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher required

Biology GPA 2.0 or higher required

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