Admission to the major: Grade of C or better in BIO 202 and good academic standing in the College of Science
Minimum hours required for major: 72
Minimum hours required for minor: 16
Special programs: Honors program, Pre-Professional program (medicine, dentistry, veterinary science), B.S. Biology - Medical Technology program, B.S. Biology - Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (with the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine), 4+1 B.S./M.S., Secondary Teacher Licensure program.
Additional information: The Doretta Thielker Award is presented annually to outstanding graduating biology major(s)
Student Organizations: American Medical School Association / CSU Chapter, the Biology, Geology, Environmental Science Student Association; the Student Environmental Movement.
Advising for Biology majors: Biology and Medical Technology majors must discuss their program of study with the undergraduate adviser for Biology prior to registration each semester. Contact the Biology office at 216-687-2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an advising appointment.
Transfer students intending to major in Biology: Transfer students intending to major in Biology must meet, prior to registering for courses, with the undergraduate adviser for biology for evaluation of their transferred science courses. Contact the Biology office at 216-687-2440 or email@example.com to schedule an advising appointment.
Required Grade-Point Average: To qualify for graduation, all Biology majors must have a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.00 across all CSU biology courses used to fulfill the major-field requirements. This is in addition to the university requirement of a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.00. Check the University Regulations section of this catalog to determine how a GPA is calculated.
Suggested Freshman Program: To minimize the time needed to complete the major-field requirements, academically proficient students are advised to complete the Introductory Biology (BIO 200 /BIO 201 and BIO 202 /BIO 203 ) and the General Chemistry (CHM 261 /CHM 266 and CHM 262 /CHM 267 ) sequences in their first year.
Description of program: The Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BGES) offers a comprehensive program providing the education and training necessary for careers in modern biological science, including the background for admission to graduate schools and to professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary science). The Biology major provides a solid foundation in fundamental areas of biology while permitting sufficient choice in course selection that majors may explore and develop areas of interest within the field. Degrees offered include a B.S. in Biology (general , pre-professional studies, and honors tracks), a B.S. Biology – Medical Technology (with an affiliated school of medical technology), and a B.S. Biology/Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (3+4 program with the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine). A Secondary Teacher Licensure program and a Biology minor are also available.
Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions:
A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.
General Education Requirements:
All degree-seeking students are required to meet general education requirements in addition to the course work required by the academic major. A comprehensive description of the requirements is found at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.