Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
  
    Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Biology, B.S.


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The Biology Degree program is rich in biology and chemistry courses, and in other specialized courses such as biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. The program provides a solid background in physics and mathematics.

Students develop a broad knowledge of biology that is integrated with dynamic high quality research programs in specialized areas like molecular biology, genetics, animal and plant physiology, ecology, cell and developmental biology, evolution and behavior. Research experience would instill in students the scientific application of theoretical knowledge to real world problems, as well as provide them the opportunity to work with, and get to know researchers working in their desired fields. Knowledge of these specialized subjects is intended to lay the groundwork for entry into a range of much needed careers in the Native American Communities (especially the Navajo Nation), including medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, conservation and management of the environment, and provide them broader job opportunities elsewhere in biotechnology, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. The program provides students who are interested in going to medical school the right support and preparation to successfully pass the MCAT/PCAT* exams and the needed guidance for the application process.

Students interested in pre-med Biology need to complete the core Biology and general education courses within the first two years of study with a grade point average of 2.5 or better before taking the upper level core courses (300 and 400-level courses). In addition, Pre-med Biology majors are required to be in good standing thereafter with a grade point average of at least 3.00 or better to continue as pre-med majors.

*MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test
PCAT: Pharmacy College Admissions Test

Semester SIX


Total Credit Hours Required: 122-123


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