HIGHER ED INNOVATIONS
HIGHER ED INNOVATIONS 

Co-Discipline Options: Biology

SAMPLE: ADDING CO-DISCIPLINE OPTIONS 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  CO-DISCIPLINE OPTIONS TO THE CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM  BY OFFERING:

B.A. Biology:  Dance Option (40 Credits)
[A Dance Major is very interested in studying Biology so she can get a background in an area addressing her understanding of how her body is responding to the physical stresses of dance, so she adds another major]

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

Major Elective Courses (relevant to Dance) (3 Credits)
BIO 125  Biological Perspectives of Wellness
BIO 126
  Human Nutrition
BIO 360
  Advanced Biology of the Cell
BIO 380
  Human Cadaver Dissection
BIO 400
  Advanced Molecular Biology
BIO 402
  Evolutionary Neurobiology
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

Co-Major Elective Courses (relevant to Biology) (12 Credits)
DAN 220  Ballet Dance
DAN 224
  Tap Dance
DAN 321
  Modern Dance
DAN 322
  Jazz Dance
DAN 323
  Physiology of Dance
DAN 320
  Advanced Ballet Dance
DAN 324
  Advanced Tap Dance
DAN 421
  Advanced Modern Dance
DAN 422
  Advanced Jazz Dance

* Only 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.  Many other Co-Discipline Options can be created.  Among the physical sciences, Biology is probably the most versatile for Co-Discipline degrees.  Consider:  Biology and Theater, Biology and Literature, Biology and Music, Biology and Philosophy, Biology and Business Management, Biology and Business Finance, Biology and Sports, etc.  The above is just one example.    

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