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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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George Murphy, Chair

Altman, Bailey, Benz, Bergemann, Blum, Brower, Butler, Cahoon, Cobb, DuBois, Elrod-Erickson, Ervin, A. Farone, M. Farone, Herlihy, Howard, Jetton, Johnson, Kelly, Klukowski, Leblond, McGhee, Miller, Morris, Mullen, Newsome, Otter, Reagan, Robertson, Rosing, Rutledge, Sadler, Seipelt, Smith-Walters, Stewart, Walck, Wright, Zamora

The Department of Biology offers preparation for teachers of biology, for biologists in industrial and governmental employment, and for students planning for graduate study in biology or for advanced professional courses in health sciences. The program for the Biology major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students choose from concentrations in Ecology and Organismal Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Physiology. Students interested in the health professions, such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, etc. should select the Physiology concentration. A minor in Secondary Education is suggested for those persons planning to teach. A minor in Biology is also available.

The Department of Biology participates in two interdisciplinary majors: Environmental Science and Technology in conjunction with Agribusiness and Agriscience, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, and Geosciences, and  Forensic Science in conjunction with Chemistry and Criminal Justice. See Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors  for more information.

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

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

MTSU is an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Adjacent to the Mississippi Sound, the GCRL promotes student education and research opportunities in marine biology. A number of courses are offered each summer and the credits transferred to MTSU. For information on attendance or current course offerings, consult the Biology Department chair or visit the GCRL website at www.usm.edu/gcrl/summer_field/index.php.

Honors College

The Department of Biology offers the following courses in Honors:

BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111  (Fall/Spring Semester)
BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121  (Spring Semester)
BIOL 2230 /BIOL 2231  (Spring Semester)
BIOL 3160  (Spring Semester of even-numbered years)
BIOL 3250 /BIOL 3251  (Fall Semester)

Graduate Study

The Master of Science is offered in Biology. Requirements for this degree and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.

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