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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, BA


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Admission to Majors in Biology and Biochemistry


Entering students interested in majoring in biology or biochemistry will be classified as pre-majors and will be advised by the department. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the major. To be admitted to the major (and be eligible to enroll in advanced biology and biochemistry courses), a pre-major must meet all the requirements listed below.

Admission to Biology Major


Complete at least 30 hours of college courses and:

Have at least a 2.5 GPA on the required biology and chemistry courses listed above.


Other Requirements:


Only two attempts will be allowed for each biology and biochemistry course in the degree. A minimum 2.5 UNT grade point average and an overall 2.5 grade point average are required to enter the department as a pre-major or major (beginning freshmen are exempt). Students in the department whose UNT or overall grade point average drops below the minimum grade point averages (given above) for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program.

Major in Biology Degree Requirements


Hours Required and General/College Requirements:


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Plus 7 additional advanced hours for which each course used must be a minimum of 3 hours


Electives:


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other Requirements:


A minimum grade of C in all science and mathematics courses. Only two attempts will be allowed for each biology and biochemistry course in the degree. A minimum 2.5 grade point average for upper-division courses in the sciences, a minimum 2.5 UNT grade point average and an overall 2.5 grade point average are required for graduation. All students seeking to enter the Department of Biological Sciences, with the exception of beginning freshmen, must meet the minimum UNT and overall grade point averages given above. Students in the department whose UNT or overall grade point average drops below the minimum (given above) for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program.

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