HONORS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES In order to graduate with honors in Biological

Honors in biological sciences in order to graduate

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HONORS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES In order to graduate with honors in Biological Sci- ences, a student must complete: (1) all regular require- ments for the Biological Sciences Major; (2) 1 semester biochemistry; (3) Mathematics through 2 semesters of calculus; (4) 12 hours of Biological Sciences on a tutorial basis (i.e., in-course honors) with a grade of A or B in each; (5) 3 hours of BSC 299; (6) 1 hour BSC 303; and (7) have at the time of graduation a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 and at least 3.50 in Biological Sciences courses. Biological Sciences Programs Degrees Offered: B.S. MAJOR IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 37 hours in Biological Sciences required. Required courses: BSC 196, 197, 201, 203, 219, 220, 297, and 304 or 293; CHE 220 or 230 and 231; PHY 105, 108 or 110; MAT 120 and MAT 121 or MAT 145 and MAT 146. ECO/GEO/POL/PSY 138 may be substi- tuted for MAT 146. Electives must include two courses with laboratories. BSC 202, 307, and Biological Science courses below 195 may not be used in the major. A minimum of 12 hours in Biological Science courses must be completed at Illinois State University. Organismal Biology and Public Outreach Sequence: Majors selecting this sequence seek broad organismal expertise and experience in public outreach for science education. This sequence is designed for students seeking educational jobs and careers in arboreta, botanical gardens, environmental and nature centers, museums, and zoos. The minimum requirements for this sequence are: 39 total hours in Biological Sciences required. 23 hours core courses required: BSC 196, 197, 201, 203, 219, 220, 297, and 304. 14 hours minimum in organismal courses required, at least two of which must be laboratory courses (*): BSC 211*, 212*, 222*, 223*, 283*, 286*, 290, 292*, 295*, 296, 301*, 308*, 325, 330*, 334*, 335/336*, 337*, 378/379*, 395, 396*. Obtain a minimum of 120 hours of direct experience in public outreach (2 credit hours of Professional Practice, BSC 398). A laboratory course in organic chemistry (CHE 220 or 230 and 231), a laboratory course in general physics (PHY 105, 108, or 110), and Mathematics (MAT 120 and 121 or MAT 145 and 146). Either ECO 138, GEO 138, POL 138, or PSY 138 may substitute for MAT 146. Teacher Certification Sequence: Students pursuing a Biological Sciences major may be certified to teach high school science. Before being admitted to the University Professional Studies program (see University-Wide Teacher Education program requirements in this Undergraduate Catalog ), the Biological Sciences major must meet departmental require- ments for admission. Students should see the departmental Teacher Education advisor for information. Admission Requirements for Biological Sciences Teacher Education: Students may be admitted into the major from a pool of qualified applicants on the basis of individual qualifica- tions. Students are admitted into the major on a competitive and selective basis. New freshmen are required to have completed one year of high school biology, one year of high school chemistry, and two years of high school foreign lan- guage. Four years of high school mathematics and one year of high school physics are highly recommended.
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