University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2000-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Phone: 262-472-1092
E-Mail: biologclsci@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Rick Adams, Bruce Eshelman, Sibdas Ghosh, Jeff McKinnon, Peter Mesner, Neil Sawyer, Stephen Solheim, Lance Urven (Chairperson), Daryle Waechter-Brulla, Lauren Wentz, Michael Woller.

The study of biology encompasses all of the life sciences and endeavors to enhance your understanding and appreciation of living things. Students with training in the biological sciences will be among those who will contribute much toward solving critical problems facing the world today, such as food shortage, disease, and environmental use. You may design your program of study with the help of an adviser to best meet your particular interests and needs. The Department also has an affiliation agreement with the State Laboratory of Hygiene, UW-Madison, which enables students to complete clinical education in cytotechnology as an emphasis in the Biology major (contact department for details).

PIGEON LAKE FIELD STATION. The University of Wisconsin System sponsors summer programs at the Pigeon Lake Field Station near Drummond in Bayfield county of northwestern Wisconsin. Station offerings include undergraduate and graduate courses in field biology and in mapping and outdoor education. Sessions may vary from two to six weeks in length with a variety of biology courses offered on a rotating basis. Credit earned at the Station is accepted as residence credit at this University. The Field Station is located in a natural outdoor laboratory among the lakes, streams and forests of relatively unspoiled portions of northern Wisconsin. Students are housed in rustic cabins and get their meals in the Station dining hall. PLFS facilities also include three classroom buildings and a recreation hall on land including 1400 feet of shoreline on Pigeon Lake. With access to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, the national forest, and adjacent wildlife areas—the Station is ideally located for field studies as well as for recreation.

The several programs offered each summer are publicized by special announcements early in the year. For further details contact the Department of Biological Sciences.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

The student may elect one of four emphases in the Biological Sciences major:

BIOLOGY - GENERAL (BA/BS)

The General Biology emphasis is designed for biology education majors and for select others who need an extremely broad range of experiences in the biological sciences.

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. BIOL 630-253, 630-257 AND 630-375
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. BIOL 630-351 OR 630-353 OR 630-317
  5. BIOL 630-340 OR 630 341 OR 630-345
  6. SELECT ADDITIONAL CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-110, 630-120, 630-200, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360 TO TOTAL 34 CREDITS IN THE MAJOR
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 15-19 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303 RLS
  2. CHEM 640-102 AND 640-104 RLS
  3. MATH 760-152 OR 760-243 OR 760-250 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

BIOLOGY-CELL/PHYSIOLOGY (BA/BS)

The Cell Biology and Physiology emphasis is intended for students seeking training in the biological disciplines related to the structure and function of biological systems from the molecular to the organismal level. This program is specifically intended to prepare students for admission to health professional schools and for career opportunities or graduate training in biotechnology, microbiology, cell biology, physiology, anatomy, embryology, biomedicine, and other related fields.

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. BIOL 630-253, 630-254 AND 630-311
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. COMPLETE 1 GROUP FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW: a.  SELECT ONE COURSE FROM (BIOL 630-340    OR 630-341 OR 630-351) AND ONE COURSE FROM (630-345 OR 630-317)  b. BIOL 630-361 AND 630-362
  5. BIOL 630-257 OR 630-353 OR 630-375 OR 630-446
  6. SELECT ADDITIONAL CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-110, 630-120, 630-200, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360 TO TOTAL 34 CREDITS IN THE MAJOR
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 23 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303 RLS
  2. CHEM 640-102 AND 640-104 RLS
  3. CHEM 640-251 AND 640-252 RLS
  4. MATH 760-152 OR 760-243 OR 760-250 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

BIOLOGY-CELL/PHYSIOLOGY  HONORS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 75-79 UNITS
 1.   BIOLOGY 141, BIOLOGY 142 AND BIOLOGY 251
 2.   BIOLOGY 253, BIOLOGY 254 AND BIOLOGY 311
 3.   BIOLOGY 390 AND BIOLOGY 400
 4.   COMPLETE 1 GROUP FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:
 a. SELECT ONE COURSE FROM (BIOLOGY 340 OR BIOLOGY 341 OR BIOLOGY 351) AND ONE COURSE FROM (BIOLOGY 345 OR BIOLOGY 317)
 b. BIOLOGY 446 OR BIOLOGY 257
 RECOMMENDED: BIOLOGY 493
 5. MATH 243 OR MATH 250 OR MATH 253
 6. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, CHEM 262
 7. PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163
 8. BIOLOGY 303
 RECOMMENDED CHEM 456
 9. BIOLOGY 499 (2 UNITS FIRST TERM, 3 UNITS SECOND TERM)

BIOLOGY-ECOLOGY/FIELD (BA/BS)

The Ecology and Field Biology emphasis is designed for students seeking training in the biological disciplines involving relationships between organisms, and the relationships between organisms and their physical environment. This program is specifically intended to prepare students for professional placement or graduate training in natural resource management, fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, civil engineering, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, animal behavior, and other related fields.

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. BIOL 630-257, 630-353 AND 630-446
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. BIOL 630-375 OR 630-454
  5. BIOL 630-457 OR 630-467
  6. BIOL 630-253 OR 630-340 OR 630-351
  7. SELECT ADDITIONAL CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-110, 630-120, 630-200, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360 TO TOTAL 34 CREDITS IN THE MAJOR
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 18-22 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303 RLS
  2. CHEM 640-102 AND 640-104 RLS
  3. MATH 760-152 OR 760-243 OR 760-250 RLS
  4. MATH 760-231 OR 760-342 OR PSYC 840-215 OR BIOL 630-303 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

BIOLOGY-ECOLOGY/FIELD HONORS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 75-79 UNITS
 1. BIOLOGY 141, BIOLOGY 142 AND BIOLOGY 251
 2.   BIOLOGY 257, BIOLOGY 353 AND BIOLOGY 446
 3.   BIOLOGY 390 AND BIOLOGY 400
 4.   BIOLOGY 375 OR BIOLOGY 454
 5.   BIOLOGY 457 OR BIOLOGY 467
 6.   BIOLOGY 253
  RECOMMENDED BIOLOGY 345 OR BIOLOGY 417,
    BIOLOGY 493
 8.  MATH 243 OR MATH 250 OR MATH 253
 9. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, CHEM 262
 10. PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 162, PHYSCS 163
 11. BIOLOGY 303
 RECOMMENDED CHEM 456
 12. BIOLOGY 499 (2 UNITS FIRST TERM, 3 UNITS SECOND TERM)

BIOLOGY - MARINE  BIOLOGY  AND  FRESHWATER  ECOLOGY (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. BIOLOGY 141, BIOLOGY 142 AND BIOLOGY 251
2. BIOLOGY 257 AND BIOLOGY 446
3. BIOLOGY 370
4. BIOLOGY 457 OR BIOLOGY 467
5. BIOLOGY 253
6. BIOLOGY 390, BIOLOGY 400
7. SELECT 5-6  UNITS  OF  BIOLOGY  ELECTIVES  EXCEPT FOR  COURSES   BIOLOGY 110, BIOLOGY 120, BIOLOGY 214, BIOLOGY 230, BIOLOGY 300, BIOLOGY 303, BIOLOGY 360

MAJOR - UNIQUE  REQ & WRTNG - 15 UNITS
1. BIOLOGY 303
2. PHYSCS 170
3. MATH 152
4. GEOGRPY 323

MINOR - CHEMISTRY  REQUIRED - 25  UNITS
1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, CHEM 262,  CHEM 352

INTEGRATED SCIENCE - BUSINESS (BS)

MAJOR - 42-52 CREDITS
  1. SELECT 6 CREDITS OF UPPER DIVISION BUSINESS COURSES FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  2. ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS EDUCATION AND OFFICE SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND BUSINESS LAW, MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR MARKETING.
  3. SELECT 15-20 CREDITS FROM AT LEAST TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
    1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142
    2. CHEM 640-102, 640-104
    3. GEOL 616-100
    4. PHYS 800-160 OR 800-162 OR 800-172 0R 800-173
    5. ANY BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GEOLOGY, OR PHYSICS COURSE WHICH HAS ONE OF THE ABOVE AS A PREREQUISTE OR IS AN ADVANCED MAJORS COURSE. (STUDENTS TAKING PHYSICS COURSES, AS PART OF THE SCIENCE CORE OR SCIENCE EMPHASIS, THAT REQUIRE MATH 760-254 AS A PREREQUISITE MAY USE 760-254 AS PART OF THEIR SCIENCE CORE 20 CREDIT REQUIREMENT.)
  4. SELECT 12-17 CREDITS, ALL FROM AT MOST TWO OF THE SCIENCE AREAS: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GEOLOGY, PHYSICS.
  5. 200/600-481 INTEGRATED SCIENCE MANAGEMENT
  6. 200/600-485 INTEGRATED SCIENCE-BUSINESS SENIOR PROJECT
  7. 200/600-493 SCIENCE-BUSINESS INTERNSHIP
DEGREE - UNIQUE REQ
  1. ECON 230-211, 230-212
  2. MATH 760-152
  3. MATH 760-250 OR 760-253

BIOLOGY-EARLY ENTRANCE PRE-PROFESSIONAL EMPHASIS

Must have 24 or higher Math ACT subscore to qualify for emphasis.

 MAJOR - 59-60 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142, 630-251, 630-253, AND 630-300
  2. CHEM 640-102, 640-104, 640-251, 640-252, 640-261 AND 640-456
  3. MATH 760-152 AND 760-253
  4. SELECT ONE GROUP:
    1. a. PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163
      OR
      b. 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175
  5. STUDENT MUST TRANSFER BACK AN ADDITIONAL 30 CREDITS, THAT  HAVE  BEEN  PRE-APPROVED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  CHAIR,  FROM AN APPROVED, ACCREDITED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE.
  6. THE  REQUIREMENT  OF  15  CREDITS  TAKEN  AT  UW-WHITEWATER  IMMEDIATELY  PRIOR  TO  GRADUATION  WILL  BE  WAIVED.

BIOLOGY - GENERAL (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. BIOL 630-257 RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. BIOL 630-253, 630-257 AND 630-375
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. BIOL 630-351 OR 630-353 OR 630-317
  5. BIOL 630-340 OR 630-341 OR 630-345
  6. SELECT ADDITIONAL CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-110, 630-120, 630-200, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360 TO TOTAL 34 CREDITS IN THE MAJOR
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 15-19 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303 RLS
  2. CHEM 640-102 AND 640-104 RLS
  3. MATH 760-152 OR 760-243 OR 760-250 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

BIOLOGY-CELL/PHYSIOLOGY (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. BIOL 630-257 RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. BIOL 630-253, 630-254 AND 630-311
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. COMPLETE ONE GROUP FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW: a.    SELECT ONE COURSE FROM (BIOL 630-340 OR 630-341 OR 630-351) AND ONE COURSE FROM (BIOL 630-345 OR 317)  b. BIOL 630-361 AND 630-362
  5. BIOL 630-257 OR 630-353 OR 630-375 OR 630-446
  6. SELECT ADDITIONAL CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-110, 630-120, 630-200, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360 TO TOTAL 34 CREDITS IN THE MAJOR
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 23 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-200 OR 630-303 RLS
  2. CHEM 640-102 AND 640-104 RLS
  3. CHEM 640-251 AND 640-252 RLS
  4. MATH 760-152 OR 760-243 OR 760-250 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

BIOLOGY-ECOLOGY/FIELD (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. BIOL 630-257 RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
 
 
  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. BIOL 630-257, 630-353 AND 630-446
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. BIOL 630-375 OR 630-454
  5. BIOL 630-457 OR 630-467
  6. BIOL 630-253 OR 630-340 OR 630-351
  7. SELECT ADDITIONAL CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-110, 630-120, 630-200, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360 TO TOTAL 34 CREDITS IN THE MAJOR
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 18-22 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303 RLS
  2. CHEM 640-102 AND 640-104 RLS
  3. MATH 760-152 OR 760-243 OR 760-250 RLS
  4. MATH 760-231 OR 760-342 OR PSYC 840-215 OR BIOL 630-303 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD BIOLOGY EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. BIOL 630-257 RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 58 CREDITS
  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. SELECT 14 CRED FROM CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS OR EARTH SCIENCE (616-100, 616-204, 616-205, 616-300, 616-301, 616-314 THRU 616-319, 616-490 THRU 616-498, 805-112, 805-114, 722-210, 722-310, 722-320 AND 722-410) OR (DEPT 640) OR (800)
  3. SELECT 10 CRED FROM EACH OF 2 SCIENCES NOT TAKEN PREVIOUSLY (616-100, 616-204, 616-205, 616-300, 616-314 THRU 616-319, 616-490 THRU 616-498, 805-112, 805-114, 722-210, 722-310, 722-320 AND 722-400) OR (DEPT 640) OR (800)
  4. SELECT 11 CRED FROM BIOLOGY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER. THE FOLLOWING COURSES DO NOT APPLY FOR CREDIT TOWARD THE MAJOR: BIOLOGY 630-120, 630-200, 630-214 630-230, 630-300 AND 630-303.
MINOR/EMPHASIS

BIOLOGY

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. SELECT 10 CREDITS FROM BOTANY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER. THE FOLLOWING COURSES DO NOT APPLY FOR CREDIT TOWARD THE MINOR: 630-120, 630-200, 630-214 AND 630-300.
UNIQUE CHEMISTRY REQUIREMENT - 10 CREDITS
  1. CHEM 640-102 AND 640-104 RLS
BIOLOGY EDUCATION EMPHASIS
  1. BIOL 630-141 AND 630-142
  2. BIOL 630-257
  3. CHEM 640-102
  4. BIOL 630-251 AND 630-446
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