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  • Policy Number: SP.01.019
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Ching-Hua Wang
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
  • Approval Date: 11/27/01
  • Effective Date: 11/27/01
  • Supersedes:


Biology is the study of life, its variety and processes. It emphasizes the relationship between.structure and function in living systems and their if1teractions with the environment. The discipline is dynamic and rapidly advancing with the development of biotechnology and information technology. The major in biological sciences is designed for students who wish to enter graduate or health professional schools, the teacher credential program, or to seek careers in science education, business, industry or government. The minor will allow students in other majors to get a solid background in biology with further room to explore in-depth knowledge in a selected area. The Biology Program provides its students with a strong theoretical foundation in biology, combined with extensive, hands-on laboratory experiences using state-of-the-art technology. Students take a series of core courses augmented by upper-division electives selected from areas of special interest.


Biology as a discipline has been rapidly advancing with the development of biotechnology and information technology, and it has a far-reaching impact on public health, local, regional and global economies, and the environment A minor  in biology can satisfy the Biology requirements for admission to professional schools, provided that the course requirements for physics, mathematics and chemistry are met It could also provide more career opportunities to students with a degree in Business and Management and Environmental Science and Resource Management and many other fields. Equipped with a minor in biology, students with a major in other disciplines will definitely become more understanding and knowledgeable in the above areas and will therefore be more versatile in their career paths.









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