Southeast Missouri State University

In addition to the core courses that all Biology majors take, you will choose courses from one of 5 options:

Biomedical Sciences Option

Organismal, Ecological, and Evolutionary Option

Microbiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology Option

Marine Biology Option

Pre-Physician's Assistant Option

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

B.S. Education, Biology Option

Biomedical Sciences

BI 381 Molecular Genetics
ZO 331 Animal Physiology

Additional Requirements:

*Fulfills University Studies requirements

CH185/085/005 General Chemistry*
MA 134 College Algebra*
CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
CH 187 Inorganic Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis Lab
CH 341/342 Foundations of Organic Chemistry & Lab
PH 120/020 Intro. Physics I *
PH 121/021 Intro. Physics II
Plus any additional math course.

 

Choose 17 hours from Biology Electives.
 

Organismal, Ecological, and Evolutionary Biology

Required Courses
BI 300 Intro. to Evolutionary Biology
BI 332 General Ecology
BO 200 Plant Biology
ZO 200 Animal Biology

Additional Requirements:

*Fulfills University Studies requirements

CH 185/085/005  General Chemistry*
MA 134  College Algebra*
UI 373 Earth/Life through Time*
Choose One
MA 139 Applied Calculus
MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
MA 223 Probability & Statistics

Choose 11 hours from Biology Electives.

Microbiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology Option

Required Courses
BI 200 General Microbiology
BI 245 Lab Methods in Biotechnology
BI 381 Molecular Genetics

Additional Requirements:

CH 185/085/005 General Chemistry*
MA 134 College Algebra*
CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
CH 341/342 Foundations of Organic Chemistry & Lab
CH 531/UI 331* Foundations of Biochemistry
Plus any additional math course.

Choose 6 hours from:

BI 404 Cell Biology
BI 414 Prob. in Cell & Molecular Biology
BI 441 Virology
BI 442 Immunology
BI 443 Epidemiology
BI 445 Microbial Physiology
BI/BT 450 Inv. Molecular Biol. & Biotechnology
BI/BT 451 Biotechnology
BI 460 Intro to Toxicology
BI 543 Pathogenic Microbiology
BI 544 Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
BO 445 Plant Physiology
ZO 331 Animal Physiology
ZO 414 Developmental Biology
ZO 441 Parasitology

Choose 8 hours from Biology Electives.

Marine Biology

Required courses
BI 332 General Ecology
BI 348 Marine Biology
BI 434 Marine Evolutionary Ecology
ZO 200 Animal Biology
ZO 430 Invertebrate Zoology
Choose One
BI 200 Microbiology
BO 200 Plant Biology

Additional Requirements:

CH 185/085/005 General Chemistry*
MA 134 College Algebra*
PH 120 Introductory Physics I*
CH 186 Foundation of Inorganic Chemistry
CH 187 Inorganic Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis Lab
CH 341 / CH 342 Foundations of Organic Chemistry and Lab
GO 320 Oceanography
Choose One
MA 139 Applied Calculus
MA 140 Calculus I
MA 223 Probability and Statistics

Choose 10 hours from Biology Electives. A minimum of 3 hours must be taken from the following courses from the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory or comparable institution.

BI 541/540 Marine Microbiology
BI 573-578 Topics in Biology
BI 593-598 Problems in Biology
BO 500/505 Marine Phycology
BO 562/561 Salt Marsh Plant Ecology
BO 563/564 Coastal Vegetation
ZO 510/511 Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms
ZO 541/540 Parasites of Marine Mammals
ZO 552/553 Marine Fisheries Management
ZO 554/555 Marine Aquaculture
ZO 559/560 Marine Mammals
ZO 563/566 Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes
ZO 564/574 Marine Ichthyology
ZO 565/567 Early Life History of Marine Fishes

Special Note:

You may substitute the corresponding lecture / laboratory summercourses* from the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory or from another comparable institution. Marine Biology is a prerequisite for most other courses at the GCRL.

BI 352/353 Marine Science II: Marine Biology (5 credit hours) for BI 3XX.

ZO 562/561 Marine Ecology (5 credit hours) for BI 4XX.

ZO 500/502 Marine Invertebrate Zoology (6 credit hours) for BI 4XX.

*Excess credits from any of these three substituted courses will be applied to General Electives. They will not be applied to the requirements for Biology Electives.

*Not all courses are available every summer. Similar courses taken at another marine laboratory may be substituted for the GCRL requirement. Contact the Biology Department or a Marine Biology advisor for more information.

Pre-Physician's Assistant

Required Courses

BI 381 Molecular Genetics  
BS 113/013 Anatomy and Physiology I  
BS 114/014 Anatomy and Physiology II  

Biology Electives - 12 hrs of any BI, BO, BT, ZO courses, or BS 240, with at least 8 hrs at the 300 level or above.

Non-Biology Requirements

PY 271 Research Design and Analysis I OR MA 155 Statistical Reasoning OR MA 223 Elemenatry Probability & Statistics
MA 134 College Algebra*
CH 185/085/005 General Chemistry*
CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
CH 187 Inorganic and Qualitative Analysis Lab
CH 341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry
PY 101 or PY 102 Introductory Psychology*
PY 220 Psychological Development Across the Life Span
PH 120/020 Introductory Physics I
PH 121/021 Introductory Physics II
HL 113 Medical Terminology

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Required courses
BI 332 General Ecology
BO 200 Plant Biology
ZO 200 Animal Biology
Choose Two
BI 420 Management of Wildlife Populations
BI 430 Management of Wildlife Habitat
BI 435 Conservation Biology
BI 440 Ecology and Management of Wetlands

Additional Requirements:

GO 110 Physical Geology
Choose One
MA 139 Applied Calculus
MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
MA 223 Probability and Statistics

Choose 7 hours from specified Biology Electives (see below).
Choose 23-25 hours from Biology ElectivesElective courses may be selected to fulfill requirements for certification as a Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society.

At least one course must be BO prefix and one must be ZO prefix.

BI 420 Management of Wildlife Populations
BI 430 Management of Wildlife Habitat
BI 432 Advanced Ecology
BI 435 Conservation Biology
BI 440 Ecology and Management of Wetlands
BI 452 Freshwater Ecology
BI 469 Wildlife Toxicology
BI 471-473 Biology Internship
BI 493 Readings in Biology
BI 551/553 Biological Field Studies
BI 589-591 Biological Research
BO 361 Systematic Botany
BO 420 Ethnobotany
BO 445 Plant Physiology
BO 461 Native Aquatic Plants
BO 469 Field Botany
ZO 420 Animal Behavior
ZO 441 Parasitology
ZO 459 Mammalogy
ZO 460 Herpetology
ZO 465 Entomology
ZO 466 Ornithology
ZO 469 Vertebrate Adaptations
ZO 478 Ichthyology
NOTE:  The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory courses as listed in the University Bulletin may also be used as electives with the approval of your advisor.   

B.S. in Education, Biology Option

(51 Hours)

Please note that the B.S. Education, Biology Option has different core requirements than other Biology options; all required courses for this option are listed here.

BI 003 Biol. Major Field Assessment (0)
BI 151 Biological Reasoning (3)
BI 152 Intro. Scientific Investigation (1)
BI 153 Intro. Organismal Biology (4)
BI 154 Genetics & Cell Biology (4)
BI 200 General Microbiology (3)
BI 489 Analysis of Biological Issues (2)
BS 113 Anatomy & Physiology I(3)
AND
BS 114 Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
OR
BI/BO/ZO 3xx or higher (6)
BI 332 General Ecology (3)
OR
BS 105 Environmental Biology (3)
BI/BO/ZO 3xx or higher (6) One must be BO or ZO if no BS 113/114
MA 133 Plane Trigonometry (2)
MA 134 College Algebra (3)
CH 181/081/001
Or
CH 185/186
Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)PH 106
Or
PH 123/121Physical Concepts (3)UI 422Philosophy of Science (3)
GO 110 Physical Geology (3)
OR
GO 220 Meteorology (3)
OR
GO 320 Oceanography (3)
OR
UI 318 Earth Science: A Process Approach(3)
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