The Biology major acquaints students with information and methods used in a variety of biological areas, as well as selected areas of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The Biology B.S. degree is designed for students who are interested in continuing their studies in graduate, medical, dental or other professional schools and requires both undergraduate research and physics. The B.A. graduate should be prepared to seek a variety of scientific and health-related employment opportunities. In addition, Biology in conjunction with other academic programs, offers a dual-degree program in Pre-Forestry and Pre-Environmental Management.
Students majoring in Biology judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, pursue honors work in Biology. To graduate ''With Honors in Biology,'' students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum major GPA of 3.2. They must complete BIO 390 and BIO 391 in the junior year and Biology 490 and 491 in the senior year with a minimum grade of ''B'' in each course. In addition, they must present the research at a seminar before the Biology faculty. BIO 390, BIO 391, 490, and 491 may count for BIO 400 and 4hrs of general elective for the B.S. degree.
- General Education Requirements (37 hours)
Technical Requirements (19-20 Hours)
- CHE 103 - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I
- CHE 103L - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory I
- CHE 104 - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II
- CHE 104L - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory II
- CHE 201 - Organic Chemistry
- CHE 201L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
- CHE 202 - Organic Chemistry
- CHE 202L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
- Additional MAT elective beyond core requirement Hours: 3-4
Major Requirements (33 Hours)
- Other Requirements
General Elective Credits
Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128
On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.
All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.