Alice Lloyd College

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert Hamilton

Alice Lloyd College Natural Science and Mathematics Division

Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)

Course Descriptions

Alice Lloyd’s Biology Program rivals some of the best in the nation. The major in biology provides students an excellent background in the biological sciences. Our students leave here well-equipped for professional and graduate programs. The scope of the program and the variety of course offerings serve well students who wish to enter:

  • nursing
  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • veterinary medicine
  • forestry
  • industry
  • graduate studies, and
  • research.

Biology Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in biology may access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Biology Requirements / 36 hours

Required (24 hours): BIOL 205, 206, 220, 305, 320, 413, 468

Biology Electives: 12 hours to be chosen from: BIOL 207, 211, 212, 306, 310, 315, 326, 330, 331, 421, 422, 451, 460-479

*In addition, as many as 6 hours of upper-division course work not offered at Alice Lloyd College may be transferred from other institutions (for example, courses offered at summer field institutes and biological stations) with prior approval of the Division Chair and the Vice President for Academics/Dean of the College.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Collateral Requirements / 19 hours

CHEM 115, 116, 225
MATH (minimum of 4 hours) – excluding Math 100, 110, 112, 201, 202

Recommended Electives:

CHEM 226, MATH 250, PHYS 211/212 or PHYS 231/232

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year First Semester:

ENG 101
CHEM 101
MATH 113 or 125
BIOL 111
PE 103

Freshman Year Second Semester:

COMM 126
ENG 102
Social Science Elective
Math 114/126
CIS 110
BIOL 205

Sophomore Year First Semester:

CHEM 115
LE 101
BIOL 206
Humanities Elective
MATH 250

Sophomore Year Second Semester:

CHEM 116
Biology Elective
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective

Junior Year First Semester:

BIOL 220
PHYS 211
BIOL 320
CHEM 225

Junior Year Second Semester:

BIOL 305
Social Science Elective
PHYS 212
Biology Elective
Biology Elective

Senior Year First Semester:

Humanities Elective
Biology Elective
Social Science Elective
BIOL 468
General Elective

Senior Year Second Semester:

Social Science Elective
Biology Elective
General Elective
BIOL 413

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This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2014-16. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.

 

 

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