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73 2009-2010 Humboldt State University Catalog Biology Biology Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology Emphases include: Cellular/molecular biology Ecology Environmental biology General biology Marine biology Microbiology Special major Minor in Biology Science Teaching Credential Master of Arts degree with a major in Biol ogy College Faculty Preparation Program: Biology Department Chair John Reiss, Ph.D. Department of Biological Sciences Science Complex B 221 707-826-3245 The Program Students completing this program will have demonstrated: understanding of the process of formu- ± lating alternate, testable hypotheses, to employ the methods of science to gather and interpret data in testing those hypoth- eses, and to distinguish scientific reasoning from other types of thought literacy in the language of science, which ± includes the use of mathematical equations, quantitative data, analytical procedures, and the representation of data in graphs, tables, diagrams, and in written expression understanding of the mechanisms that ± all life forms possess to extract, transform, and use energy from their environment in ways that allow for their maintenance, growth, and reproduction awareness of the interconnectedness of ± life on earth and that all biological processes occur with both a genealogical (evolutionary) and organizational (molecules, cells, organ- isms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and the biosphere) framework understanding that descent with modifi- ± cation has shaped all biological processes and that biological evolution offers the only logical scientific explanation for the simulta- neous unity and diversity of life on earth. Humboldt offers diverse facilities, including the largest greenhouse in the California State University system. Near the campus are many parks, forests, and undisturbed habitats for studying plants and animals in their natural surroundings. A well-equipped biotechnology laboratory and a Biology Core facility have been designed to give Humboldt State’s students first-hand access to proven DNA analysis techniques. Scanning and transmission electron micro- scopes are available for student use. Students also use a large invertebrate mu- seum and a vertebrate museum containing bones and skins of animals. Humboldt’s marine laboratory, located on the coast in the nearby town of Trinidad, gives students splendid opportunities for marine biology projects. The research vessel, the Coral Sea , is used for seagoing field trips. Several smaller boats are used in nearshore waters, coast al lagoons, and Humboldt Bay. Biologists have many job opportunities: teacher, biological technician, food and drug specialist, museum curator, science librarian, clinical lab technologist, agricultural inspector, industrial hygienist, pest control technician, chemical analyst, lab oratory technician, public health microbiologist, field biologist, marine biologist. Preparation
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