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Undergraduate Degree

Biology B.S., Concentrations, & Minor

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. The curriculum includes courses and hands-on laboratories plus research opportunities.

Since Biology is a very diverse field, four main concentrations are offered (Biomedical, Environmental, Cellular/Molecular and Secondary Education) as well as Biology-Chemistry double major; These degree concentrations are then tailored to the student based on discussions with their advisor. Degrees in the different concentrations will offer a specific notation on the transcript.

Biology B.S. Curriculum

Biomedical Sciences encompasses many healthcare fields. We offer advising toward several professional programs. Specific requirements vary and faculty mentors will assist with course choices.

Biomedical Sciences basic curriculum

Pre-Medicine (Including Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatry, Optometry)

Pre-Physician's Assistant

Pre-Dental

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Veterinary

Pre-Chiropractic

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Nutrition (Dietetics) transfer (pending)

Cellular and Molecular Biology is geared to the student who is interested in careers in the Cellular and Molecular fields.  Students completing this option are ready for graduate school, professional school or entry into industry. This might include pharmaceutical Research, Forensics, Bioinformatics or other areas. Specific guidelines are available for Medical Lab Sciences preparation.

Forensics students might consider CHEM 160/L, CHEM 260/L and Sociology courses. Bioinformatics students might consider a computer programming course and additional statistics or probability coursework.

Students are also recommended to explore the Biology-Chemistry Double Major.

Cellular/Molecular Concentration

Pre-Medical Laboratory Sciences

This emphasis includes preparation for:

Ecology

Environmental protection

Environmental Health and Technology

Environmental Conservation

Conservation Biology

 

Environmental Biosciences curriculum

Science and mathematics high school teachers are in demand. Preparation for secondary science education involves a B.S. in a science discipline, plus a minor in education. Colorado licenses teachers in science, so preparation in all science disciplines is included.
Students who have already completed a B.S. need to complete any lacking science content area coursework plus the education minor.

This minor includes courses with field experience hours in a school district. Students apply for formal admission to the teacher education program during the Frameworks in Education course (ED 301). In addition to coursework, students must pass a PRAXIS content exam for science prior to acceptance for student teaching during their last semester.
Please also see the Teacher Education website for more information.


Biology Secondary Ed

Students may choose to expand their studies in both Biology and Chemistry through the double major. This provides solid preparation for many employment opportunities and graduate programs.

Double Major curriculum

Students may also choose to minor in Biology to complement a major in another discipline.

Biology Minor curriculum

Biology mentors and information

Biology Faculty Mentors

Biology Course Prerequisites

Biology Electives Schedule

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