Department of Biological Sciences

The study of biology provides an understanding of living things in the world around us. Biologists examine life at the ecosystem, community, population, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels in their attempt to understand the mechanisms involved in the development, evolution, and interrelationships between organisms at these various levels. The Biological Sciences Department offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in biology, biology education, and medical technology, the Associate of Science in allied health sciences, and the Associate in Applied Science in respiratory care


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN BIOLOGY (310)

There are two areas of concentration within the biology program. Cell and molecular biology concentration provides introduction to exciting areas of modern biology and their importance in many facets of biological and biomedical research. This concentration is also recommended for those students interested in attending a professional school upon completion of their bachelors program to become physicians, or those interested in research careers in biomedical sciences. Organismal biology concentration focuses on animal and plant biology. These field-oriented areas are also for individuals interested in wildlife management, ecology, the environment, and related fields. Both areas of concentration prepare students for entry into master and doctoral graduate programs throughout the country.

Biology is also an appropriate major for those interested in allied health areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, etc. While these programs must be pursued elsewhere, Cameron University can provide the prerequisite course work.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Biology program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in mathematics, biological science, and physical science as follows:

Mathematics - MATH 1513 or higher

Biological Science - BIOL 1364

Physical Science - CHEM 1361 and 1364

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (26 hours) 
BIOL 1364, BIOL 1474, BIOL 2124, BIOL 2144, BIOL 2154, BIOL 2881, BIOL 3014, and BIOL 4901.

B. Concentration (20 hours)

Choose one of the following:

Organismal Biology Concentration 

Required Courses (7 hours) - BIOL 3043 and BIOL 3064

Electives (13 hours) - Choose from Category A & B below:

Category A (Minimum 1 course): BIOL 3024, BIOL 3054, BIOL 3074, BIOL 3084, BIOL 3114, BIOL 4054, BIOL 4064, BIOL 4154, BIOL 4121-4 (Maximum 4 hours upper level credit) 

Category B (Minimum 1 course): BIOL 2034, BIOL 3093, BIOL 3104, BIOL 3174, BIOL 4004, BIOL 4114, BIOL 4163

Cell and Molecular Concentration

Required Courses (8 hours) - BIOL 3174 and BIOL 4174

Electives (12 hours) - Choose from Category A & B below:

Category A (Minimum 2 courses): BIOL 2134 or 4004, BIOL 3093, BIOL 3124, BIOL 4114

Category B (Minimum 1 course): BIOL 2034 or 3104, BIOL 3034, BIOL 3043, BIOL 4121-4 (Maximum 4 hours upper level credit), BIOL 4154 

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18

V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

MATH 1613 or higher; PHYS 1115 or 2015; PHYS 1215 or 2025; MIS 2113; CHEM 4403* and CHEM 4413* (*Cell and Molecular concentration only.)

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VI. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION (315)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Biology Education a program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in mathematics, biological science, and physical science, humanities, and behavioral science as follows:

Mathematics - MATH 1513, 1613, or 2215

Biological Science - BIOL 1364

Physical Science - CHEM 1361 and 1364

Humanities - 3 hours chosen from: ART 1013, ART 2613, ART 2623, THTR 1103, FNAR 1013, MUSC 1013, MUSC 1023, MUSC 1033, or MUSC 1413 and 3 hours chosen from: HIST 2113, HIST 2223, or PHIL 1113

Behavioral Science - PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (44 hours)  
BIOL 1474, BIOL 2034, BIOL 2124, BIOL 2134, BIOL 2144, BIOL 2154, BIOL 2881, BIOL 3014, BIOL 3043, BIOL 4772, BIOL 4901, CHEM 1474/1471, CHEM 3314

B. Required Education Courses (33 hours) 
EDUC 1800, EDUC 3003, EDUC 3612*, EDUC 3733, EDUC 3753(R), EDUC 3673, EDUC 4313(R), EDUC 4653(R), EDUC 4965*, EDUC 4975*, SPED 3103 
*Courses taken during professional semester.

(R)Restricted to those students who have been admitted to Teacher Education. 

C. Guided Electives (3 hours)

ENGL 3003, ENGL 3063, ENGL 3073

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IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Biology Education candidates must achieve a grade of C or better in all major courses (required core courses and required education courses) to receive credit toward a degree. If a grade of D, F, or U is achieved, the course must be repeated.

Biology Education candidates must demonstrate foreign language
proficiency (listening and speaking) at the novice-high level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages by passing a Department of English and Foreign Languages proficiency test or by taking a foreign language course.

V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

Teacher Licensure/Certification

The student who completes the requirements for this degree and passes the state tests for certification in Biology will be eligible to apply for a standard teaching license.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (570)

Medical technologists work primarily in hospital laboratories (clinical chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, immunology, etc.). The bachelors program in medical technology consists of three academic years of course work at Cameron (see below) and a year of work under the direction of hospital personnel at any hospital approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Medical Technology program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in mathematics, biological science, and physical science as follows: 

Mathematics - MATH 1513 or higher

Biological Science - BIOL 1364

Physical Science - CHEM 1361 and 1364

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

II. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Required Courses

BIOL 1474, BIOL 2124, BIOL 2134 or BIOL 4004, BIOL 2881, BIOL 3014, BIOL 3093, BIOL 3174, BIOL 4174, BIOL 4901, CHEM 1474/1471, CHEM 3314, CHEM 3324, CHEM 4403, CHEM 4413, MT 4117, MT 4125, MT 4236, MT 4246, MT 4325, and MT 4351

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IV. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (565)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Allied Health Science program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in mathematics, biological science, physical science, and behavioral science as follows:

Mathematics - MATH 1513

Biological Science - BIOL 1214

Physical Science - CHEM 1361 and 1364 or CHEM 1004 or PHYS 1004

Behavioral Science - PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Courses (11 hours)

AHS 1003, BIOL 2034, BIOL 2134

B. Additional Requirements (12-13 hours)

Select from the following classes; consult advisor and appropriate catalog: BIOL 2013, BIOL 2124, HLTH 1063, HLTH 2213, PSY 3353, STAT 1513; Approved elective (3 hours)

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IV. ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 68-71 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE
RESPIRATORY CARE (575)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Respiratory Care program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements as follows: COMM 1113, ENGL 1113, CHEM 1004, MATH 1513, PSY 1113, HIST 1483 or 1493, FNAR 1013, PS 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. SUPPORT AND RELATED COURSE REQUIREMENTS

BIOL 1012, BIOL 2013

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III. RESPIRATORY CARE COURSES

RESP 2100, RESP 2111, RESP 2124, RESP 2133, RESP 2143, RESP 2153, RESP 2161, RESP 2200, RESP 2213, RESP 2224, RESP 2233, RESP 2242, RESP 2253, RESP 2313, RESP 2324

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IV. ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 68 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION