Dec 08, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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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
Major Requirements 42 hours*
     Major Core      29 hours
     Concentration      10 hours
     Major UD Electives      3 hours
Supporting Courses 19-20 hours*
Electives 17-18 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

 *This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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 courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (42 hours)


Biology Core (29 hours)


Organismal Biology and Ecology Concentration (10 hours)


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

Botany Track (12 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 (3 hours)


Supporting Courses (19-20 hours)


Electives (17-18 hours)


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


  • 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


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