Biology Option - Degree Program Requirements and outcomes

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning/Information Literacy listed (CSA*H105 or CSC*H101 suggested) 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra or higher 3-4
Scientific Reasoning BIO*H121 General Biology I or BIO*H155 General Botany 4
Program Requirement GLG*H121 Physical Geology 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature & Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement BIO*H122 General Biology II or BIO*H145 General Zoology 4
Program Requirement MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3
Program Requirement ENV*H110 Environmental Regulations 3
Program Requirement BIO*H181 Environmental Science 4
Historical Knowledge and Understanding Choose any Historical Knowledge and Understanding listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement BIO*H171 Field Biology 4
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions listed (except HRT*H202) 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement CHE*H122 General Chemistry II 4
Program Requirement BIO*H235 Microbiology 4
Program Requirement ENV*H120 Introduction to Hazardous Materials 3
Total Credits: 65-66


Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts.
  2. Critically analyze extra-perceptual media within the context of the scientific method and statistics, and recognize the distinction between scientific fact and media sensationalism.
  3. Understand the interrelatedness of all species in the natural world with that of the physical world.
  4. Investigate environmental problems utilizing research skills and science process skills.
  5. Comprehend how ecosystems function both on a macro and micro biological level.
  6. Perform basic chemical calculations and preparation of inorganic solutions.
  7. Understand the basic physiology of plants, animals and microorganisms.
  8. Construct, analyze, and interpret scientific data in the form of a graph.
  9. Read and understand basic environmental regulations as related to safe handling of hazardous materials.
  10. Scientifically analyze and critically evaluate local/regional/global environmental problems in terms of ecological principles and development of sustainable solutions.
  11. Collaboratively work with peers to independently explore environmental problems and issues, as well as establish personal positions on such issues and problems.
  12. Transfer to a four-year environmental science program.

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