BIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY
G. Drecktrah, J. Zilinsky Co-Chairpersons
Code 26 or BIOLOGY
I. FACULTYAdler, Anand, Bentivenga, Drecktrah, Hein, Holton, Kallas, Lansman, Lizotte, McDermott, Rainboth, Shors, Snyder, Spangler, Vaughan, Wise, Zilinsky
II. DEGREESUndergraduate: A major in Biology or Microbiology can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.
Graduate: Students who complete a major in our department may want to continue in our graduate program, leading to the degree Master of Science.
For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.
III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY
1. GOAL(S)See the department for a listing of their goal(s).
2. THE MAJOR(S)The Department offers two majors. These are: 1) Biology, 2) Microbiology.
Students must choose an emphasis within the Biology major. These are: a) Liberal Arts, b) Secondary Education, c) Cell/Molecular Professional. Students wishing broad training in Biology should select the Liberal Arts emphasis.
3. THE MINOR(S)The Department offers two minors: 1) Biology, 2) Microbiology.
IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSTo be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Biology and Microbiology major or minor.
Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSESFor Biology Major only:
VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS
1. BIOLOGY MAJOR
A. Liberal Arts EmphasisRecommended for students seeking a broad, general purpose background in biology.
Required credits: 46 minimum
Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
Other Requirements: 5 cr.
Additional credits (5 or more credits) from 26-212, 26-233 or 300-/400 level Biology courses for a minimum of 36 credits.
B. Secondary Education EmphasisRecommended for students who plan to enter the Secondary Education Program in preparation for teaching high school Biology.
Required Credits: 46 minimum
Required Courses: In additon to the Core Courses: (Secondary Education Emphasis students do NOT take 26-491 from Core).
as specified for College of Letters and Science (COLS) requirements for degree:
B.S. - either Calculus I or higher, statistics, computer science or symbolic logic B.A. - no additional math requirementOther Requirements:
From among Biology courses (4 credits) at the 300 or 400 level, to make a total of 36 credits in all (26-233 Microbial Survey is also an eligible elective)
Education majors are required to take 26-349 to meet the Department of Public Instruction Environment Education Requirements for Biology Education majors.
C. Cell/Molecular Professional EmphasisRecommended for students who wish to prepare for careers in cell or molecular biology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, biotechnology or many other biological and biomedical sciences. This emphasis is good preparation for graduate school in these fields. A Bachelor's Degree often sufficient for professional placement. See index for additional requirements that may be needed for certain preprofessional programs.
Required Credits: 68 minimum
Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses: (21 credits mimimum)
15 or 17 credits
Electives: At least two of these elective courses.
2. MICROBIOLOGY MAJORRecommended for students who wish to prepare for careers in microbiology, biotechnology and allied health areas, for graduate study in Microbiology, Biochemistry and many other biological and biomedical sciences. A Bachelor's degree is often sufficent for professional placement.
Required Credits: 71 minimum
26-343, 26-349, 26-491
Other Required Coures (26 minimum)
Additonal Required Courses: (18 or 19 credits)
Possible minor: A minor in chemistry would require ONLY 32-221 in addition to the chemistry courses specified.
1. BIOLOGY MINORRecommended for students who are interested in Biology. This Minor can be pursued by students in any college of the University.
Required Credits: 25 minimum
Biology: 26-105, 26-230, 26-231, 26-233, 26-343; and sufficient courses from the following departmental offerings to meet the minimum credit requirement: 26-319 or 26-345 or 26-450 or 26-221 or 26-211 and 26-212.
2. MICROBIOLOGY MINORRecommended for students who are majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or other allied health fields.
Required Credits: 22 minimum
Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including:
26-301 may be taken to fulfill the required 36 credits for the Microbiology major.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999