Faulkner University

Requirements for the BA in General Biology

Core Curriculum 71-74 hrs
Christian Literacy (18-21 hrs)
(Lower Level Courses)
BI 1211/1311 Life of Christ 2 hrs
BI 1214/1314 Book of Acts 2 hrs
BI 2202/2302 Pentateuch 2 hrs
BI Elective (2/3 hours) 2/3 hrs
(Upper Level Courses)
BI 3311 Marriage and Family 3 hrs
BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage 3 hrs
BI Elective (2/3 hours) 2/3 hrs
BI Elective (2/3 hours) 2/3 hrs
Cultural Heritage Literacy (12 hrs)
HU 1310 Western Cultural Heritage I 3 hrs
HU 1320 Western Cultural Heritage II 3 hrs
HU 2310 Western Cultural Heritage III 3 hrs
HU 2320 American Cultural Heritage 3 hrs
Mathematical and Scientific Literacy (11 hrs)
Mathematics Requirement
MH 1340 Precalculus Algebra 3 hrs
Physical Science Requirement
CHM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I and Lab 4 hrs
Natural Science Requirement
BIO 1301/1101 Principles of Biology I and Lab 4 hrs
Information and Communication Literacy (21 hrs)
Composition and Literature
EH 1301 English Composition I 3 hrs
EH 1302 English Composition II 3 hrs
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 2304 3 hrs
EH 1303 Speech Communication 3 hrs
Technology (one form the following list)
CA 1302 Computer Applications
CS 2305 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
INF 1300 Information Research and Strategies 3 hrs
Foreign Language
Six hours of a single foreign language 6 hrs
Personal and Social Literacy (9 hrs)
PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness 3 hrs
FE 1100 Freshman Experience 1 hr
PE Activity Two one hour activity courses 2 hrs
Social Science (one course form the following list) 3 hrs
PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology
CJ 1300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
COU 2320 Introduction to Counseling
SY 2328 Introduction to Sociology
PS 2308 Introduction to American Constitutional Government
BA 2303 Macroeconomics
Requirements in Addition to the Core 59 hrs
Required Biology Courses (37 hrs)
BIO 1302/1102 Principles of Biology II/lab 4 hrs
BIO 2306/2106 Botany/lab 4 hrs
BIO 3303/3103 Invertebrate Zoology/lab or BIO 3304/3104 Vertebrate Zoology/lab 4 hrs
BIO 3325 Field Biology 3 hrs
BIO 3362/3162 Ecology/lab 4 hrs
BIO 3351/3151 Genetics/lab 4 hrs
BIO 3393/3193 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I/lab 4 hrs
BIO 3353/3153 Microbiology/lab 4 hrs
BIO 4360 Biology Internship 3 hrs
BIO 4380 Scientific Research 3 hrs
Departmental Requirements: (7 hrs)
CHM 1312/1112 General Chemistry II/lab 4 hrs
MH 2340 Statistics 3 hrs
Electives (Approved electives selected in consultation with advisor) (15 hrs)
Total Minimum Hours for Graduation 130-133 hrs
Notes: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation Ask your Bio-Major advisor about appropriate modifications of the General Biology curriculum to suit your needs Graduation requirements for Biology degree include successful completion of the Departmental Exit Exam The Science Department highly recommends full competency in a foreign language recognizing that a student passing two semesters of college language may not achieve competency Also note that a student who is already fluent in a language other than English may fulfill this requirement by earning appropriate CLEP scores Ask your Bio-Major advisor about appropriate modifications of the General Biology curriculum to suit your needs Students seeking certification to teach Biology must add BIO 4129 to their major requirements list and take all required Education courses specified to fulfill State of Alabama requirements for secondary school teachers
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