The general biology track is designed for students interested in broad intellectual foundation in life science who do not want to limit their educational experience to focusing on the disciplines covered in the other tracks. While providing this fundamental base, the track also allows the latitude for students to pursue courses in particular areas of biology in which they have interest. Students completing this degree are prepared for careers or graduate programs in a broad range of biologically related areas.
Once all the other requirements have been met (GEP, Biology Curriculum, and Math and Support Science), you must take enough General Electives to meet the 120 hour degree requirement.
Students must complete—at Shawnee State— at least 12 credit hours in their majors. The 12 hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. In the case of the BS natural science, at least 8 of the 12 upper division hours must be in the first concentration.
General Electives: Elective hours are not limited to any particular area of study and can be earned in science to enhance the major or to complete requirements for a minor. Courses from all departments of the University can be used to satisfy the electives requirements. Electives should include courses in the arts and humanities. Coherent groups of courses are encouraged and should be chosen with the student’s career objectives and personal interests in mind. Consultation with your faculty advisor is highly recommended so that electives can be an important component of your educational experience.