BIOLOGY

48-49 credit hours

WHY STUDY BIOLOGY AT Trinity?

The information in biology textbooks was once cutting-edge research… and someone had to do the behind-the-scenes work to discover it. You will have the opportunity to seek professional internships and off-campus research programs as you advance in your studies. Graduates from Trinity are prepared to go into any number of fields, including environmental conservation, research, or even bioethics.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Biology majors complete their degrees in 3-4 years. Major requirements total 48-49 hours. This includes 24 hours of required Biology courses, 3-4 hours from a restricted list of Biology courses, 15 hours of supporting courses, and 6 hours of Bioethics courses. 

DID YOU KNOW?

As a biology major, you will have the chance to participate in research projects that are not only presented in class, but also at an undergraduate national conference.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Biology major is a versatile, broad-based degree that emphasizes microbiology, cell and molecular biology, genetics and various biological systems. Students with this degree pursue careers in industry or research in a variety of different settings.

COURSEWORK:

Major requirements total 48-49 hours. This includes 24 hours of required Biology courses, 3-4 hours from a restricted list of Biology courses, 15 hours of supporting courses, and 6 hours of Bioethics courses. You’ll take interesting courses such as:

  • General Botany
  • Origins and Evolution
  • Immunology

Biology

REQUIRED COURSES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION
Course Title Credits
BIO 111 General Biology 4 hours
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES
Course Title Credits
BIO 112 Biology: Plant and Animal Kingdoms 4 hours
BIO 310 Microbiology 4 hours
BIO 315 Genetics 4 hours
BIO 320 Immunology 3 hours
BIO 321 Immunology Case Studies Laboratory 1 hour
BIO 400 Origins and Evolution 3 hours
BIO 410 Biology Seminar 1 hour
BIO 420 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 hours
BIO 430 Developmental Biology 4 hours
REQUIRED SUPPORTING COURSES
Course Title Credits
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I 4 hours
CH 212 Organic Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 320 Biochemistry 3 hours
REQUIRED BIOETHICS COURSES
Course Title Credits
BE 474X
OR
BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
OR
Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
BE 475
OR
BE 477X
Topics in Bioethics
OR
Undergraduate National Conference
3 hours
REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Select one of the following:
Course Title Credits
BIO 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience 1 hour
BIO 406 Advanced Scientific Applications
Professional Experience
1 hour
BIO 470 Undergraduate Research 1 hour
CH 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience 1 hour
CH 406 Advanced Scientific Applications
Professional Experience
1 hour
CH 442 Undergraduate Research 1 hour

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Environmental Conservationist Forensic Biologist
Microbiologist Product Tester
Laboratory Technician Professor
Botanist Zoo Biologist
Clinical Research Associate Science Advisor

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PROGRAM FACULTY

PART-TIME FACULTY

Charles Taylor, MA