Biology majors will be considered "intended" until they have completed the following
courses (or equivalents) with a grade of C or better in each course: BIOL 1710, 2550;
BOT 2050; ZOOL 2040; CHEM 1550, 1560; MATH 1200, 1210; and ENG 1270, 1280.
- Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance
by the department.
- Successful completion of University examinations in English, mathematics, and reading
is required prior to formal acceptance into the program. A Chicago State University
cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better must be attained before formal acceptance
into the program.
- The department will not accept D transfer credits in any biology or chemistry courses.
- Achievement of a grade of C or better in all required biology courses at Chicago State
University is required.
- A maximum of one chemistry or required supportive course with a D grade earned at
Chicago State University will be accepted.
- Once enrolled at Chicago State University, biology majors may not take a major or
supportive course at a two-year college.
- Completion of 120 semester hours of work: 15 hours of Gen Ed [6 hours Composition,
6 hours Foreign Language, 3 hours Math]; 27 hours of General requirements: 9 hours
Humanities, 9 hours Physical and Life Sciences, 9 hours Social Sciences (with embedded
requirements of 3 hours Critical Thinking, 3 hours Diversity Course, 3 hours Fine
Arts and 3 hours Interdisciplinary Courses); 56 hours in biology and chemistry, 18
hours in supportive courses; 4 hours in electives selected under departmental advisement
and to include internship when appropriate; and passing the examination on the state
and federal constitutions.
Required Courses in the Biological Sciences
35 credit hours
BIOL 1600, 1710, 3040, 3050, 2550, 4520; BOT 2050;
PSLY 2040, 4330, 4035; ZOOL 2040 and 2050.
16 credit hours
CHEM 1550, 1560, 2500, 2510.
18 credit hours
PHYS 1510, 1520; MATH 1200, 1210, 1410.
5 credit hours.
5 hours selected from 3000 and 4000 level courses in biology or chemistry with the
approval of the departmental academic advisor. At least three of these courses must
be in biology.
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