UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form B

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements

 


All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Date: 9/8/2004     

Discipline/Division: Biology/Division of Science and Mathematics      

 

 

I.  Introductory Statement: This discipline is in the Division of Science and Mathematics.       

 

II.  Objectives: The biology curriculum is designed to provide students with biological knowledge and to develop scientific skills as part of their liberal arts education. It prepares students for graduate or professional programs and for careers such as secondary biology education, government service, or private sector employment. Included in those skills are the abilities to conduct and interpret scientific research and to successfully communicate scientific information both verbally and in writing. The faculty believe these objectives can best be attained through a balanced core curriculum in biology and a diverse array of elective coursework, both of which include active lab and field experiences. The biology major prepares students for graduate or professional programs and for careers such as secondary biology education, government service, or private sector employment.      

 

V.  Requirements for a Minor:

Biol 1101—Freshman Seminar in Biological Principles

Biol 2101—Evolution of Biodiversity

Biol 2111—Cell Biology

Chem 1101—General Chemistry I

Chem 1102—General Chemistry II

 

Two additional Biol courses numbered 3000-4500 or one additional Biol course numbered 3000-4500 plus either:

Psy 3211—Biological Psychology

or Psy 3201—Comparative Psychology

or Geol 3111—Introduction to Invertebrate Paleontology

 

 Courses required for the minor may not be taken S-N. Up to 5 credits of coursework with a grade of D may be used to meet the minor requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B in the major minor.