Biology

The biology minor satisfies state secondary teaching endorsement requirements in biology. In addition to the biology minor, you must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program.

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Minor requirements

Biology electives 12*
BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology
An introduction to molecular and cellular biology,with an examinination of the processes common to living organisms, and introduction to the diversity of life, emphasizing unicellular organisms. This introduction will provide students with a basic understanding of macromolecules, cell structure and function, respiration and photosynthesis, the cell cycle, meiosis, the relationship between gene structure and function, mechanisms of evolutionary change and Christian perspectives on evolutionary biology. (4 credits) (NWCore option under Science and the Natural World)Note: Three lectures and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
An introduction to organismal biology and ecology. Structure and function of representatives from the plant and animal kingdom are emphasized. In addition, students will be introduced to basic ecological concepts and Christian perspectives on stewardship. (4 credits)(NWCore option under Science and the Natural World)Note: Three lectures and 3 hours of laboratory work per week.
Choose one course: 4
BIO 202WI - Genetics
An introduction to the principles of heredity and their practical application.Prerequisites: BIO115 or 116 (4 credits) (Writing Intensive)Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week.
BIO 327 - Biochemistry: Molecular Genetics
No course description available.

Total credits required: 24

Notes:

* At least 6 credits must come from courses with labs. Of these 6 credits, at least 2 credits must be from a 300-level course or above.

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