Zoology- Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Biology, 212 Pearson Hall (513-529-3100).

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Arts

(32 semester hours)

Two of these:

BIO 113 Animal Diversity (4) or

BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts (4)

BIO 114 Principles of Biology (4) or

BIO/MBI 116 Biological Concepts (4)

Advanced courses requirement:

The remaining 24 semester hours must be in courses 200 level or above. No more than three semester hours of independent study courses (e.g., BIO 320, 340, 277, 377, 419R, 477) can be used. Only BIO 320 and 419R may be taken for a letter grade.

No specific courses are required, but these are recommended:

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BIO 305 Human Physiology (4)

BIO 342 Genetics (3)

Also recommended, one of the following:

BIO 311 Vertebrate Zoology (4)

BIO 312 Invertebrate Zoology (4)

BIO 361 Patterns in Development (4)

BIO 408 Ornithology (4)

BIO 409 Herpetology (4)

BIO 410 Mammalogy (4)

BIO 411 General Entomology (4)

One 400-level course recommended.

Related Hours (18 required)

One year of chemistry:

CHM 141 or 141R, 142 College Chemistry (3, 4, 3) and

CHM 144, 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

Remaining courses may be chosen from chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics, and computer science and software engineering. A year of organic chemistry, a year of physics (with a lab), and a year of mathematics (including calculus and statistics) are highly recommended.

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Science

(36 semester hours)

All of these:

BIO 113 Animal Diversity (4) or

BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts (4)

BIO 114 Principles of Biology (4) or

BIO/MBI 116 Biological Concepts (4)

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BIO 305 Human Physiology (4)

BIO 342 Genetics (3)

Advanced courses requirement

At least one 400-level course and additional advanced courses (200 level and above) in zoology to total 36 hours. No more than three hours of independent study courses (e.g., BIO 320, 340, 277, 377, 419R, 477) can be used. Only BIO 320 and 419R may be taken for a letter grade.

Related Hours (48 required)

All of these:

CHM 141 or 141R, 142 College Chemistry (4, 3, 4, 3)

CHM 144, 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4) and

CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (4) or

CHM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry (3, 3) and

CHM 244, 245 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

PHY 171, 172 College Physics (3, 3) and PHY 173 and 174 Physics Laboratory (1, 1) or

PHY 181, 182 The Physical World (4, 4) and PHY 183, 184 Introductory Physics Laboratory (1, 1)

At least eight semester hours of mathematics (including a calculus course and a statistics course)

An additional 8 to 14 semester hours from: chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics (advanced hours—200 level or above), microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics (advanced hours—200 level or above), computer science and software engineering.

Writing in the Major

To ensure that all students in the zoology major complete the College of Arts and Science Writing Requirement and become experienced and proficient writers in the discipline, upon graduation, each student must show evidence of proficiency in both of the following two writing genres:

1. Popular science writing for a non-specialist audience. To fulfill this requirement, students must successfully complete two W Zoology courses at the 200- or 300- level which provide writing experience in the genre of popular science writing for a non-specialist audience.

2. Technical science writing for a specialist audience. To fulfill this requirement, students must successfully complete at least one of the following two technical writing tracks:

a) A student may opt to complete one Zoology W course at the 400-level which provides writing experience in the genre of technical science writing for a specialist audience.

b) A student may opt to complete an independent study which provides writing experience in the genre of technical science writing for a specialist audience. Students choosing this track should have their proposed writing experience evaluated by the departmental representative for writing in the major at the time they initiate their independent study. Upon completion of an independent study, each student must submit, with the signed support of a faculty member, a letter of certification indicating that s/he has successfully completed the technical science writing requirement.

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