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Biology Degree Requirements

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Required courses and the number of semester hours for either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology are listed below. Click on a course number to read the course description.

 
B.A.
B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

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Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301   and an additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
 
Total General Studies Requirements
45-60
36-43
Biology Major
44
44
 

Minimum of 36 semester hours in biology including:

BIOL 1001/1002  Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars
BIOL 1405Modern Concepts in Biology I

BIOL 1406Modern Concepts in Biology II
BIOL 2405Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2406Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 3404Genetics (S-L)

In addition, the following courses are required:
CHEM 1401General Chemistry
CHEM 1402General Chemistry

The student must take an additional 16 hours of biology of which 12 hours must be upper level biology electives.

Electives
16-31
33-40
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120
120
 

 

Required courses for pre-medical and pre-dental students majoring in biology:

BIOL 1405Modern Concepts in Biology I

BIOL 1406Modern Concepts in Biology II

BIOL 2405Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2406Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 3401Biochemistry
CHEM 3402Organic Chemistry
CHEM 3403Organic Chemistry

MATH 1303  College Algebra (or MATH 1307 or MATH 1405)
MATH 2301Elementary Probability and Statistics
PHYS 1401General Physics I
PHYS 1402General Physics II

Recommended courses for pre-medical and pre-dental students majoring in biology:
BIOL 2302Medical Terminology for Health Professions
BIOL 3403Vertebrate Embryology
BIOL 3404Genetics (S-L)
BIOL 3406Pathophysiology
BIOL 3409Microbiology
BIOL 4401Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 4403Histology


 

 

Minor in Biology

The student must complete 20 hours of biology, including BIOL 1405 and 1406. The other 12 hours are upper-level biology electives that will complement the major that the student is pursuing. The student must also complete CHEM 1401 and 1402.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

 

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