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Undergraduate Catalog

Biology

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Biology
Biology Minor (teaching and non-teaching)
Biology Concentration
Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Biology
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics Minor

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Biology (120 cr)
Two introductory courses (8 cr) must be completed prior to enrolling in 300+ courses required for the degree.

Remaining Coursework
Choose one of the following tracks:

Additional Required Courses (26-32 cr)
CHEM 121, 122/CHEM 240 or 341 and 342/PHYS 203, 204/BIOL 240

Minor and/or Concentration(s) (15-16 cr)

Biology Minor (teaching and Non-Teaching) (24 CR)

Biology Concentration (12 cr)
Choose 12 credits from the following courses:

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Biology (133 cr)
The two course introductory sequence: (8 cr) must be completed prior to enrolling in 300+ courses required by the degree.

Remaining Coursework
Choose one of the following tracks:

Additional Required Courses (22 cr) CHEM 121, CHEM 122, GEOL (4cr), PHYS (4cr), MATH 107
Select one course from geology, and physics.

Professional Education Sequence (37 cr)

* Requires admittance to Teacher Education. Refer to pages 127-131 for Teacher Education Policies and Procedures.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Bioinformatics (125 cr) General Education (38 cr)

Bioinformatics (also called computational biology) is a cross-disciplinary field that encompasses computer science, mathematics, and biology in order to extract meaningful information from large biological datasets. Minot State University is the only school within the surrounding five state region to offer an undergraduate bioinformatics degree.

Core Requirements Coursework (70 credits):

Biology (24 credits):
Students must take:
BIOL 150 Introduction to Cellular Biology (4)
BIOL 215 Genetics (4)
BIOL 480 Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 402 Bioinformatics (4)
BIOL 492 Biology Capstone (4)

Choose one of the following:
BIOL 142 General Microbiology (4)
BIOL 151 Introduction to Zoology (4)
BIOL 154 Introduction to Botany (4)

Chemistry (10 credits):
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (5)

Mathematics (20 credits):
MATH 165 Calculus I (4)
MATH 16666 Calculus II (4)
MATH 208 Discrete Mathematics (4)
MATH 240 Applied Statistics (4)
MATH 345 Linear Models (4)

Computer Science (16 credits; which would qualify the student for a CS Certificate):
CSCI 160 Computer Science I (4)
CSCI 161 Computer Science II (4)
CSCI 260 UNIX Environment (4)
CSCI 356 Database Management (4)

Bioinformatics Minor (27 cr)
BIOL 402 (4 cr) - Bioinformatics

Mathematics courses (7 credits):
MATH 146 Applied Calculus (3)
MATH 165 Calculus I (4)

Computer Science (16 credits):
CSCI 160 Computer Science I (4)
CSCI 161 Computer Science II (4)
CSCI 260 UNIX Environment (4)
CSCI 356 Database Management (4)