Dec 03, 2023
The program of study in Biology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree provides students with the opportunity to pursue biology with the necessary specialization to succeed in a wide array of post-baccalaureate opportunities. Biology is a stepping stone for success in local biotechnology industries, in helping the state navigate biological interactions with people, in helping students into research careers. We are a diverse and inclusive program that can help you get where you want to be.
Human Health Concentration:
Our concentration in Human Health can support students interested careers in health care with a meaningful focus in their educational opportunities. Whether you are interested in giving back as a medical doctor, a dentist, an opthamalogist, or a myriad other individuals helping people feel better, the courses in this concentration can give you a strong foundation for your further education.
This program is a part of the College of Science and Mathematics .
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This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions section of the Catalog.
Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION .
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General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major:
Science Majors must take MATH 1113 or higher in Area A2 and MATH 1179 or higher in Area D1.
Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/CHEM 1211L , CHEM 1212/CHEM 1212L, PHYS 1111/PHYS 1111L*, PHYS 1112/PHYS 1112L, PHYS 2211/PHYS 2211L*, PHYS 2212/PHYS 2212L, BIOL 1107/BIOL 1107L, or BIOL 1108/BIOL 1108L.
*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)
Major Requirements (22 Credit Hours)
Biology Requirements (16 Credit Hours)
Science and Mathematics Requirement (3 Credit Hours)
Statistics Requirement (3 Credit Hours)
Select one of the following for 3 credit hours:
Concentration Requirement (29 credit hours)
General Biology Concentration
Select any 3000- or 4000-level BIOL electives.
Human Health Concentration
Choose 15 credit hours from the following list that focus on Human Health:
Must take one additional laboratory course (K or L classes)
Choose 14 credit hours of any 3000- or 4000-level BIOL electives*
*Elective choices may include a maximum of 8 research credits (BIOL 3110L, BIOL 4400, BIOL 4402, BIOL 4450, CHEM 4100, CHEM 4120L, CHEM 4400, RES 4000, RES 4100)
*Elective choices may include a maximum of 4 internship credits (BIOL 3398)
*Elective Choices may include a maximum of 9 credits of any non-BIOL 3000 or 4000-level course
Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Any courses in university curriculum.
Program Total (120 Credit Hours)