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    Middle Tennessee State University
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Organismal Biology and Ecology Concentration, B.S.


Department of Biology  
615-898-2847
Dennis Mullen, program coordinator
Dennis.Mullen@mtsu.edu

Every Biology major is required to declare a concentration area. Each area requires hours to be selected from a set of designated courses. Four tracks are available under the Organismal Biology and Ecology concentration: botany, zoology, ecology, or general.

All Biology majors are assigned a professional advisor. The student is responsible for seeking the assistance of the advisor. This catalog is not intended to provide the detail necessary for self-advising.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Biology, Organismal Biology and Ecology, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities, and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education courses are included in this major:

  • MATH 1910 (Math)
  • BIOL 1110 and BIOL 1111 (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1111 (Nat Sci)

Major Requirements (42 hours)


Biology Core (29 hours)


Organismal Biology and Ecology Concentration (10 hours)


Students may select from the Organismal Biology and Ecology concentration courses or may choose one of the tracks below.

Botany Track (10 hours)


Ecology Track (10 hours)


General Biology Track (11-12 hours)


This track satisfies teacher education requirements.

Area Two (4 hours)

Area Three (3-4 hours)

Choose one:

BIOL UD elective (1-3 hours)


  •    To make 42 hours

Supporting Courses (13 hours)


Electives (28 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Biology, Organismal Biology and Ecology


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities, and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 32-34 Hours


Senior


  • BIOL 4200 - Senior Seminar 1 credit hour
  • BIOL upper-division 3-4 credit hours
  • Electives* 15-16 credit hours
  • BIOL concentration courses 6-8 credit hours

Subtotal: 25-28 Hours