The Biology Major

Professor: David Thomas
Associate Professor: Cassia C. Oliveira
Assistant Professors: Alexander Beeser, Allyn Dodd, and Maryline Jones

Biology is the study of life in all of its abundance, variety, and complexity. Students in the biology major gain a broad knowledge of biological fact and theory, from the molecular to the ecosystem level. They develop their abilities to observe, analyze, and solve problems involving living systems.

Both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are available in biology. The B.S. degree is designed primarily for students interested in the health professions, a graduate degree, or employment in biology related fields.

 

NOTES

* Students may use BIO 110, CHM 105, CHM 110, MTH 110, PHY 210/211 and PHY 240/241 to satisfy core requirements. 

* CHM 105 is not required for students who enter Lyon College with a score of 25 or better on the ACT mathematics section (or equivalent SAT score) and a grade of "C" or better in high school chemistry. 

Summary of Requirements for a Major in Biology Leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree

Item #
Title
Credits
Biology Electives (11-12 Credits)  +
11 - 12
Physics Electives (8 credits)  +
8
Sub-Total Credits
58-63

Summary of Requirements for a Major in Biology Leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree

Item #
Title
Credits
Biology Electives (11-12 Credits)  +
11 - 12
Physics Electives (8 credits)  +
8
Sub-Total Credits
50-55

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