Faulkner University

Requirements for the BS in General Biology

Core Curriculum 66 - 69 hrs
Christian Literacy (18 - 21 hrs)
Lower Level Courses
BI 1211/1311, Life of Christ 2
BI 1214/1314, Book of Acts 2
BI 2202/2302, Pentateuch 2
BI Elective (2/3 hours) 2/3
Upper Level Courses
BI 3311, Marriage and Family 3
BI 4311, Christian Cultural Heritage 3
BI Elective, text-based (2/3 hours) 2/3
BI Elective, text-based (2/3 hours) 2/3
Cultural Heritage Literacy (12 hrs)
HU 1310, Western Cultural Heritage I 3
HU 1320, Western Cultural Heritage II 3
HU 2310, Western Cultural Heritage III 3
HU 2320, American Cultural Heritage 3
Mathematical and Scientific Literacy (12 hrs)
Mathematics Requirement
MH 2452, Calculus II 4
Physical Science Requirement
CHM 1311/1111, General Chemistry I and Lab 4
Natural Science Requirement
BIO 1301/1101, Principles of Biology I and Lab 4
Information and Communication Literacy (15 hrs)
Composition and Literature
EH 1301, English Composition I 3
EH 1302, English Composition II 3
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 2304 3
Communication
EH 1303, Speech Communication 3
Technology (one from the following list)
CA 1302, Computer Applications
CS 2305, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
INF 1300, Information Research and Strategies 3
Personal and Social Literacy (9 hrs)
Personal
PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness 3
FE 1100 Freshman Experience 1
PE Activity Two one hour activity courses 2
Social Science (one course from the following list) 3
PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology
CJ 1300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
COU 2320 Introduction to Counseling
SY 2328 Introduction to Sociology
PS 2308 Introduction to American Constitutional Government
BA 2303 Macroeconomics
Requirements in Addition to the Core 60 hrs
Required Biology Courses (34 hrs)
BIO 1302/1102 Principles of Biology II/lab 4
BIO 2306/2106 Botany/lab 4
BIO 3303/3103 Invertebrate Zoology/lab or BIO 3304/3104 Vertebrate Zoology/lab 4
BIO 3351/3151 Genetics/lab 4
BIO 3312/3112 Cell Biology/lab or BIO 3353/3153 Microbiology/lab 4 hrs
BIO 3362/3162 Ecology/lab 4hrs
BIO 3393/3194 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I/lab or BIO 3357/3157 Plant Anatomy and Physiology/lab 4
BIO 4360 Biology Internship 3
BIO 4380 Scientific Research 3
Departmental Requirements (26 hrs)
MH 2340 Statistics 3
PHY 2311/2111 University Physics I/lab 4
PHY 2312/2112 University Physics II/lab 4
CHM 1312/1112 General Chemistry II/lab 4
CHM 3349/3149 Organic Chemistry I/lab 4
CHM 3350/3150 Organic Chemistry II/lab 4
CHM 4349 Foundations of Biochemistry (or approved elective) 3
Total Minimum Hours for Graduation 126-129 hrs
Note: 48 hours of upper level credits are required for graduation. Ask your Bio-Major advisor about appropriate modifications of the General Biology curriculum to suit your needs. Students seeking the General Science Teaching Certification must also add all education course requirements, Two semesters of a foreign language and BIO 4129, PHY 1304/1104, 1305/1105 and 4129 to the above curriculum to earn this endorsement. Graduation requirements for Biology degree include successful completion of the Departmental Exit Exam.
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