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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology (BS) - Professional


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See the Department of Biology for more information.

Students seeking state certification in secondary education must also complete requirements for a Master of Education degree, a one-year program at SRU.  All of our programs are designed to steadily develop the quantitative, deductive and inductive reasoning skills that biologists must have.  

Concentration in BioInformatics - Biology is available as an optional component to the B.S. Biology - Professional Track.

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 41


Non-Independent Study Option - Credits: 41


As in the Independent Study track except substitute an additional 300- or 400-level majors course in biology in place of BIOL 490. Additional electives may be selected from the Marine Science offerings.

Independent Study Option - Credits: 41


Basic Requirements - Credits: 20


Before progressing to a 200-level course, students must achieve a minimum 2.000 average in the 100-level basic requirements course. Students may register in 200-level biology courses in any order but must maintain a biology average of 2.0 or better, before progressing to another course. A student must repeat any 200-level biology course that brings the biology average below a 2.000. Students should try to complete all 200-level biology requirements by the end of their sophomore year.

Electives - Credits: 6


Select two courses from the above or any approved 300 or 400-level biology major courses.  Additional electives may be selected from the Marine Science offerings.

Free Electives


Any Computer Science (CPSC) course

Concentration in BioInformatics - Biology


Advances in genetics and molecular biology, and the impetus of the genome project, has generated a need for using computational sciences to understand biochemical processes. This concentration will prepare students in the interdisciplinary area of BioInformatics consisting of coursework from biology, computer science, chemistry and mathematics. The concentration in BioInformatics will allow students to either obtain jobs or pursue graduate school in the areas of bioinformatics, cellular and systems biology, genomics and proteomics, molecular structural biology, biochemistry, drug discovery, drug design, protein structure, gene finding and genome assembly to name a few.

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