Jun 20, 2021  
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 
    
NSU Catalog 2020-2021

Biology (BS)


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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Biology students demonstrate the ability to design, understand and discuss scientific data. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Biology students can effectively communicate scientific results orally and in writing using methods related to science. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Biology students can identify appropriate scientific sources and analyze and interpret data. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Biology students will demonstrate the ability to work as a team while completing research/project related endeavors. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)
  • Biology students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct scientific research. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem solving)
  • Biology students will establish skills in core disciplines of biology, including the cellular basis of life sciences and taxonomy of plants and animals.

Program Requirements


Choose one course (1 credit)


Choose two lecture/lab courses (8 credits)


Biology Electives (8 credits)


Total: 55 credits


NOTE (MATH 123):


MATH 123  is required for this program. MATH 103  or higher if taken will count for GE Goal #5.

General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)


Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (AAC Guidelines 7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Additional Course (3 credits)


TOTAL DEGREE: 120 CREDITS


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