The Biology Major curriculum is designed to prepare students with a foundation in all aspects of modern biological studies. To this end, students will not only learn the major concepts and tenets of biology, but also apply the scientific method paradigm by actively engaging in the processes of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating data. All Biology Majors will be responsible for designing and conducting a novel biological research project through all of its stages including researching the pertinent scientific literature, creating an appropriate experimental design, and performing the proposed project in conjunction with either a faculty member or in an approved internship. Students will present their research proposal and results in oral and poster form respectively. Upon completion of the curriculum, students possess the skills required for postgraduate educational programs and/or employment in areas using biological principles and techniques.
The following curricula for Biology Majors are designed to prepare students for careers in professional and graduate fields. However, certain specialized fields may require more extensive preparation. The Biology curricula allows for the opportunity to complete significant coursework in several related fields including secondary education, chemistry, neuroscience, and environmental science. Biology majors wishing to complete the major sequence requirements during the summer and who are unable to take the courses at King’s Summer Session, must complete these requirements at a four year institution and/or have the prior approval of the Biology Department.
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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