2022-2023 Undergraduate General Catalog


Emphasis Areas (Optional):

Biology Majors may also elect a special emphasis area by taking the noted courses.  

Allied Health Emphasis: 20 credit hours

This emphasis may be of particular interest for students interested in pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-chiropractic, and pre-optometry. Note that the emphasis does not fulfill all the pre-requisites for these graduate programs. Please refer to the pre-professional program of study for guidelines for admission into specific graduate programs.
In the process of completing the biology major, the allied health emphasis can be completed by incorporating at least 20 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses: 8 credit hours

BIOL 150Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 366Advanced Human Physiology

4

Elective Courses: 12 credit hours

BIOL 321Neurophysiology

4

BIOL 331Introduction to Immunology

3

BIOL 344General Microbiology

4

BIOL 354Biological Chemistry (W)

4

EXSC 320Physiology of Exercise

4

EXSC 322Structural Kinesiology

3

EXSC 323Biomechanics

3

HLTH 289Medical Terminology

1

Note: BIOL 150 and Exercise Science classes do not satisfy the 300-level course requirements for the Biology major.

Cell and Molecular Biology Emphasis: 19 credit hours

Complete a biology major incorporating the following courses in your choices for Ecology, Experimental, and Elective courses.

Students may take approved Topics courses (BIOL 397) toward the Emphasis area.

Required courses: 12 credit hours

BIOL 344General Microbiology

4

BIOL 354Biological Chemistry (W)

4

BIOL 358Molecular Biology

4

Elective courses: 7 credit hours

Take two courses from the following:
BIOL 321Neurophysiology

4

BIOL 331Introduction to Immunology

3

BIOL 346Developmental Biology (W)

4

BIOL 364Pharmacology (W)

3

BIOL 392Directed Research

1- 4

Note: Students completing the emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology need to complete a course from the Field Ecology Group to fulfill the biology major.

Ecology and Environmental Science Emphasis: 20 credit hours

In the process of completing a biology major, the ecology and environmental science emphasis can be completed by incorporating at least 20 credits distributed as follows:

Students may take approved Topics courses (BIOL 397) toward the Emphasis area.

Foundational Ecology Courses: 4-8 credit hours

Take one or both of the following courses:
BIOL 348Principles of Ecology (SI)

4

BIOL 352Terrestrial Plant Ecology (W) (SI)

4

Experimental Courses: 4-8 credit hours

Take one or two of the following courses:
BIOL 344General Microbiology

4

BIOL 358Molecular Biology

4

BIOL 360Evolution

4

Elective Courses: 4-12 credit hours

Take one to three of the following courses to complete the emphasis:
BIOL 180Introduction to Environmental Science (SI)

3

BIOL 217The Ecology of Food (SI)

3

BIOL 301Introduction to Marine Biology (SI): From the Gulf Coast to the Florida Keys

4

BIOL 336Ornithology (SI)

4

BIOL 392Directed Research

1- 4

BIOL 395Internship

1- 6

CHEM 242Analysis

4

PHIL 303Environmental Philosophy (E)

3

Note: BIOL 180 does not satisfy the 300-level course requirement for the Biology major.