[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CATALOG 
    
    Aug 08, 2020  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.


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Biology is a diverse discipline, encompassing the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science), biomedical research, agriculture, ecology, teaching, and more.  A major in biology from Saint Leo University is designed as preparation for a career in the exciting and rapidly changing field of the life sciences, whatever the sub discipline.  In the laboratory, classroom, and field, biology majors will build a firm foundation in life and physical sciences by exploring the facts, theory, and methodologies employed by scientists today.

Three curricular concentrations are available: students can follow the general curriculum (General Biology) and become broadly trained, or they can choose to focus their studies and select either the Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions concentration or the Ecology concentration.  All three options provide flexibility to students to craft a curriculum that fits their interests while still providing essential instruction in the life sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics necessary for success as a Biologist.

University Campus Only Course Requirements


University Explorations (42 credit hours)


Foundation Courses (26 credit hours)


General Biology Specialization


The General Biology Concentration is designed to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of Biology.  Students are required to complete 38-39 concentration credit hours.

Biomedical and Health Sciences


The Biomedical and Health Sciences Concentration will prepare students for graduate and professional school in the biomedical and health sciences.  Students are required to complete 35 concentration credit hours.

Ecology


The Ecology Concentration is intended to provide students with the opportunity to focus their studies on hands-on understanding the function of biological systems beyond the scale of single organisms.  Students are required to complete 38 concentration credit hours.

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.


Total Credits: 120


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