Biology

Bachelor of Arts - Biology - General Science Broadfield

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 72

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower Division Courses in the Content Areas52
Biology Content Courses
Chemistry Content Courses
Earth Sciences Content Courses
Earth Sciences Content Courses - Environmental Geosciences
Physics Content Courses
Upper Division Content Courses5
Required Content Courses Outside of the Major8
Mathematics - Calculus
Mathematics - Statistics
Upper Division Writing Expectation for the Major6
Total Hours71

Lower Division Courses in the Content Areas - Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics

Note: A minimum of 10 credits is required in each of the four content areas.

Biology Content Courses

Rule: All of the following courses are required

Note: AP Biology will substitute for either BIOB 160N/BIOB 161N or BIOB 170N/BIOB 171N.

BIOB 160NPrinciples of Living Systems3
BIOB 161NPrncpls of Living Systems Lab1
BIOB 170NPrincpls Biological Diversity3
BIOB 171NPrincpls Biological Dvrsty Lab2
BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOB 272Genetics and Evolution4
Total Hours17

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry Content Courses

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

Note: CHMY 141N/CHMY 142N & CHMY 143N/CHMY 144N should be completed before attempting CHMY 123.

CHMY 123Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry3.000
CHMY 141NCollege Chemistry I4
CHMY 142NCollege Chemistry I Lab1
CHMY 143NCollege Chemistry II4
CHMY 144NCollege Chemistry II Lab1
CHMY 485Laboratory Safety1
Total Hours14

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Earth Sciences Content Courses

Rule: All of the following courses are required

Note: ASTR 132N/ASTR 135N are NOT acceptable substitutes for ASTR 131N/ASTR 134N.

ASTR 131NPlanetary Astronomy3
ASTR 134NPlanetary Astronomy Lab1
GEO 101NIntroduction to Physical Geology3
GEO 102NIntroduction to Physical Geology Lab1
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Earth Sciences Content Courses - Environmental Geosciences

Rule: Complete at least one of the following courses

GEO 105NOceanography3
or GEO 103N Introduction to Environmental Geology

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics Content Courses

Select one of the following physics sequences:10
Algebra- and Trigonometry-based:
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
Calculus-based:
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc (require M 171 and M 172)
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Content Courses

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

BIOE 370General Ecology3
BIOE 371Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271)2
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Required Content Courses Outside of the Major

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics - Calculus

Rule: Complete one of the following calculus courses

Note: Choose M 171, if you plan to take additional calculus courses, or if you plan a double major or minor in a field that requires more calculus (e.g. math, physics, biochemistry, computer science).

M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics - Statistics

Rule: The following course is required

STAT 216Introduction to Statistics4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: Complete the equivalent of a full writing course (either three 1/3 writing courses or one 2/3 writing course + one 1/3 writing course or one complete writing course).

Note: To meet the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Biology students take 2 or 3 partial writing courses (either three 1/3 writing courses or one 1/3 writing course and one 2/3 writing course) or one complete writing course. The General Science Broadfield requires one 2/3 writing course (BIOE 371). The Advanced College Writing Requirement is completed with one additional course, chosen from any of the following. The recommended course is BIOO 434 (taken with BIOO 433), which are required for the Teaching Biology endorsement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

1/3 Advanced Writing Courses

BCH 482Advanced Biochemistry II3
BIOB 410Immunology3
BIOB 425Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 483Phylogenics and Evolution3
BIOE 403Vert Design & Evolution5
BIOE 409Behavior & Evolution Discussion1
BIOE 428Freshwater Ecology5
BIOL 484Plant Evolution3
BIOM 402Medical Bacteriology& Mycology3
BIOO 320General Botany5
BIOO 434Plant Physiology Lab1
BIOO 470Ornithology4
BIOO 475Mammalogy4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

2/3 Advanced Writing Courses

BCH 486Biochemistry Research Lab3
BCH 499Senior Thesis/Capstone3-6
BIOB 411Immunology Laboratory2
BIOB 499Undergraduate Thesis3-6
BIOE 342Field Ecology5
BIOE 371Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271)2
BIOM 411Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab1
BIOM 499Undergraduate Thesis3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Complete Advanced Writing Course

BIOH 462Principles Medical Physiology3

Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement

Rule: Choose one of the following Math courses

Note: The Division of Biological Sciences has been granted an exception to the Modern/Classical Language Requirement. Either of these Calculus courses (required by the major) will satisfy this requirement.

M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching General Science Broadfield Track

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Note: This option provides students with coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and mathematics needed to be certified by the State of Montana in broad-field science. This allows students to teach secondary sciences–biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science (in middle and high schools). This option is appropriate for students interested in teaching science in smaller, more rural schools. In order to be licensed to teach secondary science, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program through the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences.

Education

Rule: The following course is required

Note: The course number EDU 497 covers many different teaching methods courses. The section of EDU 497 entitled "Methods: 5 - 12 Science" is required for the General Science Broadfield.

EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach general science, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure (see the College of Education & Human Sciences)