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BIOLOGY 47 to individual faculty, where they gain valuable teaching experience under the direct supervision of a biology staff member.

Major in Biology The requirements for a major in biology are 32 credits in biology plus 12 supporting credits: • BIOL 121 – Cell Biology, 4 credits • BIOL 122 – Evolution and Diversity, 4 credits • BIOL 221 – Ecology, 4 credits • BIOL 222 – Genetics and Molecular Biology, 4 credits • 4-credit field course selected from − BIOL 305 – Ecology and Field Biology, 4 credits − BIOL 309 – Ornithology, 4 credits − BIOL 311 – Entomology, 4 credits – BIOL 312 – Mammology, 4 credits − BIOL 313 – Plant Taxonomy, 4 credits − BIOL 405 – General Ecology, 4 credits − BIOL 409 – Limnology, 4 credits • 4-credit laboratory-based course selected from − BIOL 306 – Human Anatomy and Physiology, 4 credits − BIOL 324 – Invertebrate Zoology, 4 credits − BIOL 336 – Histology, 4 credits − BIOL 350 – Animal Behavior, 4 credits − BIOL 352 – Immunology and Parasitology, 4 credits − BIOL 400, NEU 400 – Neurobiology, 4 credits − BIOL 402 – Embryology, 4 credits – BIOL 406 – Advanced Cell Biology, 4 credits − BIOL 407 – Microbiology, 4 credits − BIOL 411 – Integrated Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits − BIOL 412 – Integrated Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits − BIOL 416 – Advanced Topics in Genetics, 4 credits • 8 additional credits from 300- or 400-level biology courses No more than the equivalent of 4 credits from the following may be applied toward the major: − BIOL 300 – May Seminar − BIOL 380 – Special Topics − BIOL 480 – Independent Study − BIOL 487 – Directed Research The following cannot be counted toward a major: – BIOL 303 – Biomedical Ethics, 4 credits – BIOL 390 – Cooperative Education, 2 to 4 credits • Supporting courses required for the major: – MATH 110 – Precalculus, 4 credits OR MATH 121 – Calculus I, 4 credits OR MATH 205 – Introduction to Statistics, 4 credits – CHEM 127-128 – General Chemistry I and II, 4 credits each OR CHEM 137-138 – Honors Chemistry I and II, 4 credits each The biology major field test provided by Educational Testing Service must be taken the last semester prior to graduation. The department will announce the date. Organic chemistry, physics and mathematics are recommended as supporting courses for biology majors. For graduate work in the biological sciences, many schools require the following or their equivalents: – MATH 121 – Calculus I, 4 credits – MATH 122 – Calculus II, 4 credits – PHYS 111 – General College Physics I, 4 credits – PHYS 112 – General College Physics II, 4 credits – CHEM 341 – Organic Chemistry I, 4 credits – CHEM 342 – Organic Chemistry II, 4 credits – CHEM 373 – Biochemistry I, 4 credits – An applied statistics course – Research experience such as BIOL 487

Minor in Biology The requirements for a minor in biology are 20 credits: • BIOL 121 – Cell Biology, 4 credits • BIOL 122 – Evolution and Diversity, 4 credits • BIOL 221 – Ecology, 4 credits • BIOL 222 – Genetics and Molecular Biology, 4 credits • 4 credits from 300- or 400-level biology courses The following cannot be counted toward a minor: – BIOL 303 – Biomedical Ethics, 4 credits – BIOL 390 – Cooperative Education, 2 to 4 credits

Minor in Vaccinology The requirements for a minor in vaccinology are 22 credits plus 20 supporting credits: • BIOL 222 – Genetics and Molecular Biology, 4 credits • BIOL 235 – Introduction to Vaccinology Seminar, 1 credit • BIOL 352 – Immunology and Parasitology, 4 credits • BIOL 435 – Advanced Vaccinology Seminar, 1 credit • MATH 205 – Introduction to Statistics, 4 credits • 4-credit bioscience or chemistry course selected from: – BIOL 407 – Microbiology, 4 credits – BIOL 406 – Advanced Cellular Biology, 4 credits – CHEM 373 – Biochemistry I, 4 credits • 4-credit research or industry course selected from: – BCBT 475 – Biotechniques: Research and Communication I, 2 credits – BCBT 476 – Biotechniques: Research and Communication II, 2 credits – BCBT 420 – Introduction to Working in a Regulated Biochemistry and Biotechnology Industry, 4 credits – BCBT 425 – Introduction to Validation in the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Industry, 4 credits – BCBT 430 – Introduction to Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Biochemistry and Biotechnology Industry, 4 credits (BCBT courses are offered at MSUM) – BIOL 487 – Directed Research in Biology, 1 to 4 credits – CHEM 487 – Directed Research in Chemistry, 1 to 4 credits (Research must apply techniques related to vaccinology industry) • Supporting courses required for the minor: – BIOL 121 – Cell Biology, 4 credits – BIOL 122 – Evolution and Diversity, 4 credits – BIOL 221 – Ecology, 4 credits – CHEM 127-128 – General Chemistry I and II, 4 credits each OR CHEM 137-138 – Honors Chemistry I and II, 4 credits each

Major in Biology Education This major prepares students to be recommended by the Concordia College department of education for Minnesota licensure to teach biology in grades 9-12. To be eligible to complete this major, the student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. (See education pages for program information, requirements and course descriptions.) The requirements for a major in biology education, are 32 credits in biology plus 32 credits in education: • BIOL 121 – Cell Biology, 4 credits • BIOL 122 – Evolution and Diversity, 4 credits • BIOL 221 – Ecology, 4 credits • BIOL 222 – Genetics and Molecular Biology, 4 credits • 16 additional credits in biology, including at least: • 4-credit field course selected from: – BIOL 305 – Ecology and Field Biology, 4 credits – BIOL 309 – Ornithology, 4 credits – BIOL 311 – Entomology, 4 credits


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