Baity Hall

Math & Science Division

Biology

What classes are available to an MVC Biology Major?

Biology Core
BI 104 - Principles of Biology
BI 210 - General Botany
BI 212 - Vertebrate Zoology
BI 250 - Introduction to Cell Biology
BI 320 - Principles of Microbiology
BI 323 - Genetics
BI 332 - Ecology
CH 111 - General Chemistry I
CH 112 - General Chemistry II
MA 200 - Introduction to Statistics


General Biology Concentration
Biology Core
CH 331 - Organic Chemistry I
BI 403 - Entomology
BI 310 - Mammalogy
BI 316 - History of Science
BI 425 - Evolution Seminar

One course from
CH 332 - Organic Chemistry II
CH 300 - Analytical Chemistry
CH 451 - Biochemistry

One course from
BI 413 - Field Biology
BI 415 - Field Biology
BI 404 - Wildlife Ecology and Management

One course from
BI 350 - Pathophysiology
BI 430 - Taxonomy of Higher Plants

3 courses from
BI 255 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
BI 300 - Ichthyology
BI 306 - Herpetology
BI 305 - Ornithology
BI 376 - Independent Study
BI 476 - Independent Study


Conservation Concentration
Biology Core
BI 404 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
BI 420 - Conservation Biology Seminar
CH 331 - Organic Chemistry or CH 300 - Analytical Chemistry
BI 335 - Dendrology
BI 430 - Taxonomy of Higher Plants
BI 413 - Field Biology (must take twice or students may
   substitute one with an approved internship - BI 401)

3 courses from
BI 300 - Ichthyology
BI 305 - Ornithology
BI 306 - Herpetology
BI 310 - Mammalogy
BI 403 - Entomology

The following courses are recommended, but not required:
PH 315 - General Physics I
MA 190 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I


Pre-Medical/Pre-Veterinary Concentration
Biology Core
BI 255 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
BI 350 - Pathophysiology
PH 315 - General Physics I
CH 331 - Organic Chemistry I
CH 332 - Organic Chemistry II
CH 451 - Biochemistry I
BI 413 - Field Biology (must take twice or students may
   substitute one with an approved internship - BI 401)

The following courses are recommended, but not required:
NU 270 - Pharmacology
PY 100 - Principles of Psychology
SC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
HU 125 - Humanities I or HU 126 - Humanities II
MA 190 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I


What can I do with a degree in Biology?

Medical Doctor
Veterinarian
Laboratory Technician
Genetic Counselor
Conservationist