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Minor: A minimum of seven course credits (six courses if CHE 161 is taken), which include BIO
141, 142 and CHE 121-122 (or 161). Students may elect either of the following two ways to
complete the minor: (1) CHE 225, BIO 205, and BIO 315; or (2) BIO 211, BIO 321 and one
upper-level elective course in Biology. Environmental Studies majors may receive a minor in
Biology by completing the first track, or by completing the second track only if two of the upper-
level Biology courses counted toward the minor are not counted toward the Environmental
Studies major. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology majors may receive a minor in Biology only by
completing the second track with an upper-level elective course chosen from the plant or animal
grouping. (See Declaration of Degree Candidacy, Majors, and Minors.)

Concentration: Students should consult with the Department concerning programs leading to
graduate work in zoology, botany, or the health sciences; to high school teaching; to admission
to schools of medicine and dentistry; and to various careers in the biological sciences.

Note: Students intending to take advanced work in Biology and all preprofessional students
(medicine, dentistry, etc.) should take BIO 141 and 142.

103. Investigations
Investigative approach to the solution of biological problems, emphasizing designing, executing,
and interpreting research. Specific research areas are confined to the interests of each
instructor. Recommended for non-science majors. (Laboratory Science)

106. Biology for the Schools
Basic biology, emphasizing the investigative approach to solve biological problems. Students will
design, execute, and interpret research. Class projects will teach application of scientific method
and basic laboratory techniques. Research topics will vary with each instructor. Recommended
for Education majors. (Laboratory Science)

108-109. Introductory topics in Biology
Selected areas of biology, emphasizing the application of biological concepts and theory to
humans and their environment. Topics vary each term. See Topics Courses. Recommended for
non-science majors. (Science)

141. Foundations: Cellular Biology
The course introduces students to the principles of cell structure, cell function and information
transfer by emphasizing the investigative approach to biological questions. Students design,
execute, and interpret research. Research topics will vary with each instructor. This course is a
prerequisite for most upper-level Biology courses. (Laboratory Science)

142. Foundations: Organismal Biology
The topics of genetics, evolution, speciation, classification, the diversity of life, ecology,
biological communities, and animal behavior. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level
Biology courses. (Laboratory Science)

205. Cell and Molecular Biology
Basic metabolism and organization of cells and intracellular organelles. Introduction to the
structure and synthesis of biological macromolecules. Prerequisites: BIO 141, BIO 142, and CHE
225. (Laboratory Science)

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