Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Biology, B.S.

Location(s): Main Campus, Online

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Degree Requirements

Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree must complete a minimum total of 180 quarter credit hours of instruction.

Core Curriculum Offerings

Area I: Humanities, Health and Wellness 25 Quarter Credit Hours
Area II: Social Sciences 15 Quarter Credit Hours
Area III: Science, Mathematics and Computers 20 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 60 Quarter Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science Offerings

Area IV:  Foundation to Major 30 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V:  Major Courses 60 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VI:  Electives/Minor 30 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 120 Quarter Credit Hours

Total Bachelor of Science Requirements: 180 Quarter Credit Hours

Areas I, II, III

Core Curriculum Offerings      

Biology students are strongly advised to complete BIO 111 (General Biology I), CHM 111 (General Chemistry I), and MAT 101 (College Algebra) in Area III as these courses are essential prerequisites for future coursework within the program of study.


Area IV: Foundation to Major

30 Quarter Credit Hours

Grade of “C” or better is required.

Area V: Major Requirements

60 Quarter Credit Hours

Grade of “C” or better is required.

Area VI: Minor/Electives

30 Quarter Credit Hours

  • Choose a Minor of 25 credit hours and 5 elective credit hours OR choose 30 credit hours of elective courses not previously taken, with at least 15 credit hours at 300 level or above. Minimum grade of C or better required for the minor.

Additional Completion Requirements

  1. Completion of at least four years of prescribed study, with at least 25% of coursework being earned at Life University.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all in Areas IV – VI courses with a minimum grade of C. 
  3. Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. Completion of SLP requirements documented on co-curricular transcript.
  5. A recommendation for graduation and completion of an exit interview with the Natural Sciences faculty.
  6. File a petition to graduate.
  7. Administrative and student reviews of records
    1. Registrar Office – Complete a formal academic records review
    2. Complete Exit Counseling, if applicable, online at www.StudentAid.gov
    3. Student Accounting – rectify any account balance.

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