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1 Welcome to the Biology Department Saint Louis University General Information Session The New Advising/Mentoring Program Biology Degrees Offered Choosing the right degree Degree Programs Careers for Biology Majors

2 Academic Advising and Mentoring for Biology Majors Guidelines for Students Fall 2007

3 Academic Advising & Biology Mentoring for First-Year Students 1.Attend Biology Academic Planning Session--all first-year students interested in biology are welcome. –Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-8 pm, Lee Auditorium –Learn about requirements for the biology major, course offerings in biology, research and internship opportunities, and career options for biologists 2.Meet with your Academic Advisor to plan course schedule and obtain Registration PIN 3.Register for your spring 2008 courses through Banner (registration for first-year students begins Nov. 26)

4 Freshmen When you declare your Biology Major, you will be assigned a mentor in the biology department who will be able to answer your questions about the degree and career opportunities. In the meantime, you can meet with one of the department’s Co-coordinators of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. John Severson (MW 111) Dr. Donald Schreiweis (MW 141)

5 Biology The Study of Life Degree Options for the Interested Student

6 Degrees Offered by the Department of Biology Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Minor

7 Bachelor of Arts Degree Prerequisites for the Major: BIOL 104: Principles of Biology I BIOL 106: Principles of Biology II CHEM 163/5: Introduction to Chemistry I (lecture + lab) CHEM 164/6: Introduction to Chemistry II (lecture + lab) Completion of these courses with an average of 2.0 or higher is required before taking any upper division biology course. Freshman Year B.A. Degree

8 Required Upper Division Biology Courses Sophomore Year BIOL 302: Cellular Biochemistry & Molecular Biology* BIOL 304: Cell Structure & Function* Junior and Senior Years BIOL 303: Principles of Genetics BIOL 301: Evolutionary Biology Plus: one upper division plant biology course: BIOL 326, 328, 349, 404, 409, 421, 433, or 476 Plant course will count as an upper division elective for the biology degree. * Note: Sophomore course sequence is BIOL 302 & 304 B.A. Degree

9 Upper Division Biology Elective Courses (13 credits) One upper division biology course must have a laboratory or the student can take BIOL 498: Advanced Independent Study (Research) for 1 credit. Required B.A. Related Courses: CHEM 342/344 Principles of Organic Chemistry I (3/1) CHEM 343/345 Principles of Organic Chemistry II (3/1) MATH 141: Precalculus (3) B.A. Degree

10 Recommended B.A. Related Courses: PHYS 131/132: Physics I (3/1) PHYS 133/134: Physics II (3/1) MATH 142: Calculus I (4) Statistics, e.g., RMET 410: Introduction to Inferential Statistics (3) In accordance with the College of Arts & Sciences graduation requirements, a student must obtain at least a 2.00/4.00 overall grade point average in all chemistry, mathematics, statistics, physics, other appropriate sciences, and upper division biology courses that are required for the B.A. major degree program. B.A. Degree

11 Typical Course of Study Bachelor of Arts, Biology B.A. Degree

12 Freshman Year BIOL 104Principles of Biology I4 CHEM 163Introduction to Chemistry I (lecture)3 CHEM 165Introduction to Chemistry I (lab)1 MATH 141Precalculus3 CoreForeign Language (110 course)3 ENGL 190Adv. Strategies of Rhetoric & Research3_ 17 BIOL 106Principles of Biology II4 CHEM 164 CHEM 166 Introduction to Chemistry II (lecture) Introduction to Chemistry II (lab) 3131 CoreForeign Language (115 course)3 ENGL 200 leveEnglish Literature course3 CoreCultural Diversity course (core)3_ 17 Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you with your Career Goals B.A. Degree

13 Sophomore Year BIOL 302Cellular Biochemistry & Molecular Biol3 CHEM 342Principles of Organic Chemistry I3 CHEM 344Principles of Organic Chem. I – Lab1 CoreForeign Language (210 course)3 PHIL 105Introduction to Philosophy (core)3 ENGLEnglish Literature – 300 level course3_ 16 BIOL 304Cell Structure & Function3 CHEM 343Principles of Organic Chemistry II3 CHEM 345Principles of Organic Chem. II – Lab1 CoreSocial/Behavioral Science course3 PHIL 205Ethics (core)3 HIST 111World History to 1500 (core)3_ 16 Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you choose elective courses to meet your Career Goals B.A. Degree

14 Junior Year BIOLPlant Biology elective3 HIST 112World Since 1500 (core)3 CoreSocial/Behavior Science course (core)3 CorePhilosophy course (300/400 level)3 THEO 100Theological Foundations3_ 15 BIOL 303Principles of Genetics3 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level course3 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level course3 CoreFine arts course3 CoreTheological Studies course (200 level)3_ 15 Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you choose elective courses to meet your Career Goals B.A. Degree

15 Senior Year BIOL 301Evolutionary Biology3 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level course3-4 CoreTheological Studies (300 level course)3 Elective course3 3_ BIOL 495Senior Residency0 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level course3-4 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level course3-4 Elective course3 3_ Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you choose elective courses to meet your Career Goals B.A. Degree

16 Bachelor of Science Degree Prerequisites for the Major: BIOL 104: Principles of Biology I BIOL 106: Principles of Biology II CHEM 163/5: Introduction to Chemistry I (lecture + lab) CHEM 164/6: Introduction to Chemistry II (lecture + lab) Completion of these courses with an average of 2.0 or higher is required before taking any upper division biology course. Freshman Year B.Sc. Degree

17 Required Upper Division Biology Courses Sophomore Year BIOL 302: Cellular Biochemistry & Molecular Biology* BIOL 304: Cell Structure & Function* Junior and Senior Years BIOL 303: Principles of Genetics BIOL 301: Evolutionary Biology Plus: one upper division plant biology course: BIOL 326, 328, 349, 404, 409, 421, 433, or 476 Plant course will count as an upper division elective for the biology degree. * Note: Sophomore course sequence is BIOL 302 & 304 B.Sc. Degree

18 Group C: Cellular, Molecular, Physiological, Morphological, & Develpmental Biology (10 credits) Choose from the following list: 306 Cell Lab447 Electron Microscopy 310 Genetics Lab450 Introductory Endocrinology 312 Experimental Cell Biol.451 Behavioral Endocrinology 342 Comparative Anatomy454 Human Cellular Physiology 344 Embryology455 Biology of Aging 346 Gen. Physiology460 Developmental Biology 347 Gen. Physiology Lab461 Developmental Biol. Lab 349 Plant Physiology463 Immunobiology 402 Vertebrate Reproductive 464 Microbiology 415 Nerve Cell Mechanisms465 Microbiology Lab 441 Comparative Animal Physiology470 Molecular Biology 444 Vertebrate Histology476 Plant Biochemistry 446 Exercise Physiology B.Sc. Degree

19 Group D: Ecology, Evolutionary & Systematic Biology (10 credits) Choose from the following list: 322 Biology of Invertebrates432 Cave Biology 322 Biology of Invertebrates432 Cave Biology 326 Biology of Plants & Fungi433 Spring Flora of the Ozarks 326 Biology of Plants & Fungi433 Spring Flora of the Ozarks 328 Ethnobotany434 Systematic Biology 328 Ethnobotany434 Systematic Biology 401 Sex, Evolution & Behavior435 Biology of Parasitic Organisms 401 Sex, Evolution & Behavior435 Biology of Parasitic Organisms 404 Polination Biology436 Animal Behavior 404 Polination Biology436 Animal Behavior 406 Structure & Function of Ecosystems437 Animal Behavior Lab 406 Structure & Function of Ecosystems437 Animal Behavior Lab 409 Plant Ecology438 Biology of Mammals 409 Plant Ecology438 Biology of Mammals 410 Natural History of Vertebrates440 Applied Ecology 410 Natural History of Vertebrates440 Applied Ecology 420 Aquatic Ecology445 Ecological Risk Assessment 420 Aquatic Ecology445 Ecological Risk Assessment 421 Biology & Classification of Orchids448 Conservation Biology 421 Biology & Classification of Orchids448 Conservation Biology 424 General & Medical Entomology467 Population Biology 424 General & Medical Entomology467 Population Biology 426 Biology of Amphibians & Reptiles468 Landscape Ecology 426 Biology of Amphibians & Reptiles468 Landscape Ecology 428 Biology of Fishes475 General Ecology 428 Biology of Fishes475 General Ecology 431 Biology of Birds 431 Biology of Birds B.Sc. Degree

20 Laboratory Experience: Three Laboratory Eperiences are required. Choose at least one (1) lab experience from the Cellular, Molecular group and at least one (1) lab experience from the Ecology, Evolutionary and Systematic Biology group. The third laboratory experience can be from either group Required B.Sc. Related Courses: Required B.Sc. Related Courses: CHEM 342/344 Principles of Organic Chemistry I (3/1) CHEM 343/345 Principles of Organic Chemistry II (3/1) MATH 142: Calculus I (4) PHYS 131: Physics I (3) PHYS 133: Physics II (3) Statistics course (RMET 410, PSY 306, or BIOL 479 (3-4) B.Sc. Degree

21 Recommended B.Sc. Related Courses: PHYS 133: Physics I Lab (1) PHYS 134: Physics II Lab (1) MATH 143: Calculus II (4) In accordance with the College of Arts & Sciences graduation requirements, a student must obtain at least a 2.00/4.00 overall grade point average in all chemistry, mathematics, statistics, physics, other appropriate sciences, and upper division biology courses that are required for the B.A. major degree program. B.Sc. Degree

22 Typical Course of Study Bachelor of Science, Biology B.Sc. Degree

23 Freshman Year BIOL 104Principles of Biology I4 CHEM 163Introduction to Chemistry I (lecture)3 CHEM 165Introduction to Chemistry I (lab)1 MATH 142Calculus I4 CoreForeign Language (110 course)3_ 15 BIOL 106Principles of Biology II4 CHEM 164Introduction to Chemistry II (lecture)3 CHEM 166Introduction to Chemistry II (lab)1 RMET 410Inferential Statistics3 CoreForeign Language (115 course)3 ENGL 190Adv. Strategies of Rhetoric & Research3_ 17 Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you with your Career Goals B.Sc. Degree

24 Sophomore Year BIOL 302Cellular Biochemistry & Molecular Biol3 CHEM 342Principles of Organic Chemistry I3 CHEM 344Principles of Organic Chem. I – Lab1 HIST 111World History to 1500 (core)3 PHIL 205Ethics (core)3 CoreEnglish Literature course (300 level)3_ 16 BIOL 304Cell Structure & Function3 CHEM 343Principles of Organic Chemistry II3 CHEM 345Principles of Organic Chem. II – Lab1 CoreSocial/Behavioral Science course3 CorePhilosophy course (300 or 400 level)3 HIST 112World History since 1500 (core)3_ 16 Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you choose elective courses to meet your Career Goals B.Sc. Degree

25 Junior Year BIOLPlant Biology elective3 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level - group C course3 PHYS 131Physics I3 PHYS 132Physics I Lab (recommended)1 CoreSocial/Behavioral Science course3 THEO 100Theological Foundations (core)3_ 16 BIOL 303Principles of Genetics3 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level – group D course3-4 PHYS 133Physics II3 PHYS 134Physics II Lab (recommended)1 CoreTheological Studies course (200 level)3 CoreCultural Diversity course (core)3_ Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you choose elective courses to meet your Career Goals B.Sc. Degree

26 Senior Year BIOL 301Evolutionary Biology3 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level – group D course3-4 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level – group C course3-4 CoreFine Arts3 Elective course3_ BIOL 495Senior Residency0 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level – group D course3-4 BIOLSenior Inquiry0-4 ENGL 300 levelEnglish Literature course3 BIOLBIOL 300/400 level – group C course3 Elective course3_ Fall Semester Spring Semester Your Biology Department Mentor can help you choose elective courses to meet your Career Goals B.Sc. Degree

27 Biology Minor Required Courses: BIOL 104 Principles of Biology I BIOL 106 Principles of Biology II CHEM 163/165 Introduction to Chemistry I CHEM 164/166 Introduction to Chemistry II Completion of these courses with an average of “C” or better is required before advancing to upper division biology courses! Minor

28 Upper Division Biology Courses (BIOL 300/400 level): 12 credits Typically 3 or 4 upper division biology course at the 300 and 400 level will meet the 12 credit minimum for a minor. Before enrolling in any upper division biology course check for prerequisites. Your Biology Department Mentor can help you choose elective courses to meet your Career Goals Minor

29 Which degree? B.A. or B.Sc. B.A. degree B.A. degree: A&S coursesBiology courses hrsUpper division bio 25hrs 1 bio lab, 4 chem, pre-calculus B.Sc. degree B.Sc. degree: A&S coursesBiology courses hrsUpper division bio 35hrs 3 bio labs, 4 chem, calculus, 2 physics, stat, Senior Inquiry

30 Which degree BA or BSc? B.A.: B.A.: Less science. More Theology, Philosophy, Literature, Language - Easier to double major B.Sc.: B.Sc.: More Bio, Phys, Math, more labs, Research opportunity Best for graduate school (M.S., Ph.D.)

31 Certificate in Conservation and Biodiversity For students interested in careers in Conservation, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science. Requirements: 21 credit hrs including: Ecology, Conservation Biology, Conservation Internship, Biology electives (5 hrs), Interdisciplinary courses (6 hrs) For more information: Contact Dr. Valone

32 Reis Biological Station SLU field station in the Ozarks Offer summer courses (3 weeks late May – early June). Examples: Cave Biology, Spring Flora of the Ozarks, Aquatic Biology. For more information: Dr. Valone


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