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TRANSFER FROM CLC:
Biological Sciences

76 credits

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Transfer Policies

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside.

Biological Sciences major catalog information

Biological Sciences Major  | 76 credits

The major in biological sciences consists of a minimum of 43 credits in biological sciences with additional courses in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Within the major, a minimum of 15 credits in courses numbered 300 or above must be completed at UW-Parkside.

Required Core Courses  |  19 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
BIO 121 or 161 Bioscience BIOS 101
BIO 122 or 162 Oranismal Biology BIOS 102
- Biostatistics BIOS 210
- General Genetics BIOS 260
- Experimental Methods/Biochemistry Lab BIOS 435
- Senior Seminar BIOS 495

Students must complete core courses numbered in the 200s and below before they enroll in 400-level biological sciences courses. Exception from this prerequisite requires approval from the program faculty. Students should consult with their academic advisor before registration if such a situation arises.
 

Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics Courses  |  33 credits


Mathematics Courses  |  5 credits

CLC COURSE      PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
MTH 145 Calculus and Analytic Geometry l MATH 221


Chemistry Courses  |  18 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
CHM 121 General Chemistry l CHEM 101
CHM 123 General Chemistry ll CHEM 102
CHM 121 General Chemistry Lab l CHEM 103
CHM 123 General Chemistry Lab ll CHEM 104
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry l CHEM 321
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry ll CHEM 322

Recommended:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Organic Chemistry Laboratory* CHEM 323


Physics Courses  |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
PHY 121
PHY 122
College Physics l
College Physicsll
PHYS 105
PHYS 106
OR    
PHY 123
PHY 124
General Physics l
General Physics ll
PHYS 201
PHYS 202

*Strongly recommended, but not required. Most graduate and professional schools require an organic chemistry course with a laboratory component. Students who plan to do graduate work are also advised to take MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II.

ELECTIVE COURSES  | 24 credits

Each student must complete a minimum of 24 elective credits selected from 200-400 level biological sciences courses. At least 3-credit hours must be obtained from each of the four designated areas listed below. BIOS 494 Internship, and BIOS 499 Independent Study, cannot be used to satisfy the requirement within these areas. Students are required to check with their advisors concerning biological sciences special topics courses (BIOS 290, 390, 490) counting toward the topic areas listed below.

Choose Courses:
Cell and Molecular Biology

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
- Cell Biology BIOS 301
- Biochemical Metabolism BIOS 307
- Molecular Biology BIOS 309
- Biology of Cancer BIOS 355


Organismal Structure and Function

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Human Functional Anatomy (L) BIOS 300
- Developmental Biology BIOS 317
- Mammalian Physiology BIOS 341
- Plant Physiology BIOS 344
- Neuroscience BIOS 420


Biological Diversity

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Microbiology (L) BIOS 303
- Parasitology (L) BIOS 311
- Invertebrate Zoology (L) BIOS 313
- Vertebrate Zoology (L) BIOS 318
- Botany (L) BIOS 324
- Paleontology (L) BIOS 329
- Virology BIOS 351

 

Population Biology

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Principles of Ecology (L) BIOS 305
- Evolutionary Biology  Bios 314
- Topics in Field Biology (L) BIOS 330
- Restoration Ecology (L) BIOS 333
- Conservation Biology  BIOS 336
- Animal Behavior (L) BIOS 340
- Molecular Evolution BIOS 414

A course in each of the four areas is required. Students can select among any of the remaining 200-400 level biological sciences courses to complete the remaining 12 elective credits, which may include up to three credits each of BIOS 494 and BIOS 499.

To complete the requirement of 24 elective credits, at least one 300 level or higher elective class must include a laboratory. Classes that meet this requirement are marked with an (L) in the list above as well as BIOS 453 and 455. BIOS 435 Experimental Methods/Biochemistry Lab and BIOS 445 Experimental Methods in Ecology and Evolution are core classes and do not satisfy this requirement.

Students pursuing careers in the health professions are strongly urged to contact the Pre-Health office at 262-595-2327 for advising.

To complete the requirement of 24 elective credits, at least one 300 level or higher elective class must include a laboratory. Classes that meet this requirement are marked with an (L) in the list above as well as BIOS 453 and 455. BIOS 435 Experimental Methods/Biochemistry Lab and BIOS 445 Experimental Methods in Ecology and Evolution are core classes and do not satisfy this requirement.

Students pursuing careers in the health professions are strongly urged to contact the Pre-Health office at 262-595-2327 for advising.

Optional Concentration in Pre-Health Professions  |  27 credits

Students who are planning to pursue graduate/professional work in health sciences should consider completing the biological sciences major with a concentration in pre-health professions. Students complete the same biological sciences major core course requirements (A) and mathematics, physics and chemistry course requirements (B), but use the following course plan for the elective course requirements (C):


Required Concentration Courses  |  20 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Human Functional Anatomy (L) BIOS 300
- Microbiology (L) BIOS 303
- Biochemical Metabolism BIOS 307
- Mammalian Physiology BIOS 341
CHM 222
or
CHM 223
Organic Chemistry Laboratory CHEM 323
- Evolutionary Biology
OR
Molecular Evolution
BIOS 314
or
BIOS 41


Elective Concentration Courses  |  7 credits minimum

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Cell Biology BIOS 301
- Molecular Biology BIOS 309
- Parasitology (L) BIOS 311
- Developmental Biology BIOS 317
- Mammalian Physiology Laboratory BIOS 342
- Virology BIOS 351
- Biology of Cancer BIOS 355
- Neuroscience BIOS 420

 

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