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Biology Major: Microscopy Concentration, B.A., B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees
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The Microscopy concentration is for students who plan a career as a biological microscopist. Research laboratories, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, food processing laboratories, and forensic laboratories are areas in which opportunities exist for microscopists.

Program Requirements

Core Courses I (20 hours)

BIO 111Foundations of Evolution and Diversity

4(3-3)

BIO 112Foundations of Cell Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 211Foundations of Genetics

4(3-3)

BIO 212Foundations of Form and Function

4(3-3)

BIO 213Foundations of Ecology

4(3-3)

Core Courses II (17-18 hours)

BIO 330Light Microscopy

3(2-2)

BIO 403WIUndergraduate Research

3-4(Spec)

BIO 550Transmission Electron Microscopy

4(1-6)

BIO 552Scanning Electron Microscope Technique

4(3-3)

BIO 553Confocal Microscopy

3(2-3)

Required Courses (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

BIO 325Biotechnology

3(1-5)

BIO 500Biological Statistics

3(2-2)

BIO 536Histology

3(2-3)

Other Requirements I (20 hours)

CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 132General Chemistry II

4(3-3)

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics

4(4-0)

MTH 132Calculus I

4(4-0)

PHY 130QRCollege Physics I

4(4-0)

PHY 131College Physics II

4(4-0)

Note: You may only count one of MTH 130 OR MTH 132, not both.

Other Requirements II (4-8 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A (4 hours)

CHM 342Survey of Organic Chemistry

4(3-3)

Option B (8 hours)

CHM 345Organic Chemistry I

3(3-0)

CHM 346Organic Chemistry II

3(3-0)

CHM 349Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2(0-6)

Note: Students selecting Option A in Other Requirements II must select Option A in Other Requirements III. Students selecting Option B in Other Requirements II may select any option in Other Requirements III.

Option C (8 hours)

CHM 343Organic Chemistry I: Foundations

4(4-0)

CHM 348Organic Chemistry II: Bioorganic

2(2-0)

CHM 349Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2(0-6)

Other Requirements III (3-6 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A (3 hours)

CHM 421Introductory Biochemistry for Health Sciences

3(3-0)

Option B (3 hours)

CHM 425Introductory Biochemistry

3(3-0)

Option C (6 hours)

CHM 521Biochemistry I

3(3-0)

CHM 522Biochemistry II

3(3-0)

Other Requirements IV (0 hours)

Capstone Exit Exam and Survey

This capstone experience may include taking the Biology Major Field Test, analyzing and interpreting data, and/or completing an exit survey.

Total: 67-75 semester hours