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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree must complete a minimum total of 188 quarter credit hours of instruction.

Core Curriculum Offerings

Area I: Communications & Humanities 20 Quarter Credit Hours
Area II: Science, Mathematics and Computers 25 Quarter Credit Hours
Area III: Social Sciences 20 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 65 Quarter Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science Offerings

Area IV: Natural Science Core 30 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V: Biology Requirements 56 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VI: Biology Electives 14-16 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VII: Free Electives 20-23 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 123 Quarter Credit Hours

Total Bachelor of Science Requirements: 188 Quarter Credit Hours

Areas I, II, III

Core Curriculum Offerings      

Biology students are required to take MAT 101 in Area II A, and BIO 111, BIO 112 and CHM 111 in Area II B. (Grade of “C” or better is required for the above courses)

Area VI: Biology Electives

14 -16 Quarter Credit Hours

Grade of “C” or better is required.

Suggested Courses:

Area VII: General Electives

20 -23 Quarter Credit Hours

  • For this area students may use any course not previously taken.

Additional Completion Requirements

  1. Completion of at least four years of prescribed study, of which the last year must be in residence at Life University, with at least 25% of coursework in the last year of residency.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all in Areas IV – VI courses with a minimum grade of C. All BIO, CHM and PHS courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
  3. Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. A recommendation for graduation and completion of an exit interview with the Natural Sciences faculty.
  5. File a petition to graduate.
  6. Administrative and student reviews of records
    1. Registrar Office – Complete a formal academic records review
    2. Financial Aid Office – Exit interviews with a Counselor
    3. Student Accounting – “Perkins” Exit interview and rectify account balance
  7. Confirm CLP 090, FYE 101  and FYE 103  completion status requirements.

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