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    University of North Texas
    Jun 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Biological Sciences

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Main Departmental Office
Life Sciences, Room A210

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305220
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Web site:

Undergraduate Advising Office
Life Sciences Building, Room A210
Fax: 940-565-3821

Art Goven, Chair



Modern biology encompasses the study of all aspects of living systems from the molecular basis of genetic inheritance to the interactions between organisms and the environment. The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide quality education leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in biology, environmental biology, biochemistry and allied health sciences. A vital component of that mission is scholarly activity, and faculty in the department conduct relevant basic and applied research and provide professional expertise and service to local, state and national constituencies. Central to our mission is quality teaching, and faculty engage in instructional development to enhance their abilities to train professionals who will have the most up-to-date skills and professional ethics for meeting the demands of a technological society. Our success is measured by the success of our students and the quality of our intellectual contributions to the improvement of society.

Preprofessional programs

See “Preprofessional studies ” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Advanced courses

The use of the term “advanced” as applied to courses means any upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) course.

Mathematics and Science Secondary Teaching

Individuals interested in pursuing certification in math or science teaching at the secondary level may wish to pursue a minor through the Teach North Texas program. See “Teach North Texas ” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.


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