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Department of Biology
142 Franklin Science Center
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
717-477-1401
biology@ship.edu

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BS-Biology

(Biotechnology Concentration -Pre-Forensics Option)

GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
I. Required Skills and Competencies I. Biology Requirements(38 credits)
Fluency in Writing (3 credits)___________
Fluency in Speech (3 credits)___________
Mathematical Competency - (satisfied with Calculus I)
Historical Perspective (6 credits)
HIS 105 - World History I (3) ___________
HIS 106 - World History II (3)___________

Reading Comprehension (required only if the student needs remedial instruction, credits do NOT count towards graduation)

Core Courses (30 credits)**

BlO 115 -Princ. of  Biology I (4) _______
BlO 116 - Princ.of Biology II (4) _______
BIO 201 -Introduction to Biotechnology (1) _______
BlO 220 -Microbiology (3)________
BIO 260 -Genetics (3)________
BIO 385 - Cell Biology (3) _______
BIO 409 - Immunology (3) ________
BIO 418 - Molecular Biology (3) ________
BIO 461 - Techniques in Biotechnology (3) ________
BIO 397 - Introduction to Research OR
BIO 391 - Internship(3)_______

**Biology majors must have at least a 2.0 average in BIO 115 and 116 before upper level Biology electives may be taken. See catalog for remediation procedure.

II. Categories of Knowledge* Biology Elective Courses* (8 credits)

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*One course must be a physiology course: BIO 351 (Animal Physiology, BIO 350 Human Physiology , or BIO 352 Plant Form and Function.
Only BIO 201 and one other seminar can be used for Biology credit)

Pathogenic Microbiology (BIO 324),  Hematology (BIO 374), and Principles of Virology (BIO 408) are recommended electives

A. Logic and Numbers for Rational Thinking (3 credits)

MAT 102 - Intro. to Statistics (3) _______

B. Linguistic, Literary, Artistic, Cultural Traditions
(9 credits)
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C. Biological and Physical Sciences
- satisfied by major requirements

D. Political, Economic Geographic Sciences (6 credits)
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E. Social and Behavioral Sciences(6 credits)
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* Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog to determine the courses that can be counted under each section.
II. Math Requirement (4 credits):


MAT 211 - Calculus I (4)____

Criminal Justice Requirements (15 credits) III. Chemistry Requirements (22-23 credits)
CRJ 100 - Intro. to Criminal Justice (3) ______
CRJ 211 - Criminal Law and Procedure (3) ______
CRJ 309 - Theories of Crime and Crime Control (3) ______
CRJ 336 - Intro. to Forensic Science (3) ______
CRJ 3xx - Forensic Science: Evidence Analysis (3) ______

Recommended general electives:
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
ANT 350 - Medical Anthropology
(requires ANT 111 or BIO 371 as a prerequisite)
CHM 421 -Biochemistry Laboratory
CHM 371 - Analytical Chemistry
CHM 121 - Chemical Bonding with
lab lB (CHM 125) (4) ______
CHM 122 - Chemical Dynamics with
lab IIB (CHM 126) (4) ______
CHM 221 - Organic Chemistry with
lab IIIB (CHM 225) (4)______
CHM 222 - Organic Chemistry II with
lab IVB (CHM 226) (4) ______
CHM 301 - Biochemistry I (3) ______

CHM 420 -Biochemistry II (3) OR_____
CHM 371 -Analytical Chemistry (4) ______
Library/Information Skills must be fulfilled prior to completing 30 credits.








IV. Physics Requirements (8 credits)
PHY 121 - Introductory Physics I (4)____
PHY 122 - Introductory Physics II (4) ____

Note: An overall GPA of at least 2.5 is required to remain in the Biotechnology concentration.

**Biology majors must have at least a 2.0 in BIO 115 and 116 before upper level Biology electives may be taken. See catalog for remediation procedure.

 Updated 8/2004