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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major


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The B.S. in Biology degree is intended for those students who plan to enter graduate, medical, dental, veterinary, or other professional schools; military service; and technical positions in the broader field of biology. The major is designed to provide students with a broad background in modern biology that will prepare them for employment or further study. All students majoring in biology are required to take the Introduction to Biology I and II sequence (BIOL 130 BIOL 131 BIOL 140 BIOL 141 ), Cell Biology (BIOL 210 BIOL 211 ), Evolution (BIOL 208 ), Genetics (BIOL 308 ), Ecology (BIOL 406 ), and the Biology Capstone (BIOL 430 ).

All undergraduate courses taken at The Citadel with a subject prefix of BIOL will count towards the major GPA.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Biology Subject Matter Knowledge – Students will exhibit breadth and depth in their content knowledge of biology subject matter.
  2. Problem Solving Skills – Students will demonstrate the ability to problem solve and synthesize information
  3. Quantitative Skills – Students will demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative skills in the analysis of scientific data.
  4. Scientific Method and Experimental Design Skills – Students will demonstrate the ability to properly apply the scientific method in experimental designs.
  5. Oral Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate scientific concepts through oral presentations.

Major Academic Map

Click here to view the Academic Map for this major, which shows the courses and sequence.

Biology Electives


Students must take four additional biology electives. One must be chosen from each of the following course groupings:

Cell and Molecular Biology Courses:


Physiological Biology Courses:


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