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Multiple Options Program:  Biology

SAMPLE: ADDING A MULTIPLE OPTIONS PROGRAM TO A CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM IN BIOLOGY (B.A/B.S Level)

CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM:  B.A./B.S. BIOLOGY DEGREE:  40 CREDITS (with Concentrations)

Core Required Courses (25 Credits)
BIO 111  Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 112
  Ecology and Evolution
BIO 315
  Genetics
BIO 316
  Ecology
BIO 318
  Botany
BIO 319
  Zoology
BIO 320
  Principles of Microbiology

General Biology Concentration (select 15 Credits)
Any 300, 400 or 500 level courses not included in the core or in supporting course requirements.

Cellular/Molecular Genetics Concentration (select 15 Credits)
BIO 302
  General Microbiology with Lab
BIO 360
  Advanced Cell Biology OR BIO 400  Advanced Molecular Biology
BIO 342
  Biometry
Plus 2 Electives from the Cellular/Molecular/Genetics group

Ecology/Evolution/Organismal Concentration (Select 15 Credits)
BIO 211
  General Biology
BIO
  300  Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIO 301
  Invertebrate Zoology
BIO 303
  Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 305
  Vertebrate Embryology
BIO 308
  Plant Systematics
BIO 309
  Plant Ecology
BIO 310
  Plant Morphology
BIO 311
  Mycology
BIO 320
  Entomology
BIO 404
  Conservation Biology
BIO 421
  Mammalogy
BIO 422
  Limnology
BIO 425
  Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 426
  Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 440
  Animal Behavior
BIO 445
  Anatomy of Vascular Plants
BIO 446
  Plant Physiology
BIO 460
  Introduction to Marine Science
BIO 465
  Regional Biology
BIO 474
 Microbial Ecology

With Advisor Approval:
BIO 499  Independent Study in Biology
BIO 594
  Topics:  Biology
BIO 599
  Seminar:  Biology


 NOW ADD AN MULTI-DISCIPLINE PROGRAM TO THE CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM BY OFFERING: 

B.A. Biology:  Interdisciplinary Humanities Option (40 Credits)

Core Requirement Courses (25 Credits)
BIO 111  Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 112
  Ecology and Evolution
BIO 315
  Genetics
BIO 316
  Ecology
BIO 318
  Botany
BIO 319
  Zoology
BIO 320
  Principles of Microbiology

Biology Elective Courses (relevant to Humanities) (select 3 Credits)
RIO 304  General Ecology
BIO 360
  Advanced Biology of the Cell
BIO 380
  Human Cadaver Dissection
BIO 400
  Advanced Molecular Biology
BIO 402
  Evolutionary Neurobiology
BIO 406
  Ecosystem Ecology
BIO 425
  Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 430
  Immunology
BIO 470
  Medical Microbiology
With Advisor Approval:
BIO 499  Independent Study in Biology
BIO 594
  Topics:  Biology
BIO 599
  Seminar:  Biology

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Biology and Humanities) (select 12 Credits)
COM 520  Relational Communication
COM 571
  Critical Ethnography
COM 575
  Intercultural Communication
COM 580
  Sexuality and Communication
CMST 300
  Research Methods in Communication Studies
CMST 303
  Organizational Communication
CMST 317
  Gender and Communication
CMST 320
  Advanced Interpersonal Communication
CMST 330
  Political Communication
CMST 333
  Lifespan Communication
CMST 335
  Communication and Conflict
CMST 345
  Family and Communication
CMST 355
  Culture and Communication
CMST 430
  Communication Theories
ENG 322
  Literature and Sexuality
ENG 326
  Literature and the Environment
ENG 347
  Technical Writing
ENG 381
  Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 382
  History of the English Language
HIS 304
  Renaissance Europe
HIS 305
  Reformation Europe
HIS 308
  Modern Europe 1870-1920
HIS 309
  Modern Europe:  since 1920
HIS 314
  Rise of Industrial United States: 1865-1900
HIS 315
  Modern U.S. History
HIS 321
  Modernization in the Non-Western World
HIS 379
  History of Literature
HIS 380
  History of Film
HIS 381
  History of the Arts
HNR 301
  Humanity and Nature
HNR 306
  Studies in Diversity
HNR 307
  Studies in Film
PHI 302
  Research Ethics
PHI 306
  Philosophy and Science
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality
PHI 340
  Neuroethics
PHI 348
  Darwin and Philosophy
REL 370
  Religion and Science
PHI 320
  Health Care Ethics

* In this Multiple Options Program, one (1) degree Option has been created based on the wants and needs of students, the interests and expertise of faculty, and the versatility of the discipline curriculum.  More Interdisciplinary Options can be created.  Among the physical sciences, Biology is probably the most versatile for interdisciplinary studies.  Consider:  Biology and the Social Sciences (bring in Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, etc.)  Consider Biology and Athletics (bring in Athletic training, Exercise training, etc.)  Consider Biology and Business (bring in the business side of biology.)  The above is just one example.  

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