DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Phone: 414-472-1092-----E-Mail: biologclsci@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Richard Adams, Diane Caporale-Harleb, Lawrence Crone, Holly Downing (Chairperson), Bruce Eshelman, Merle Follstad, Sibdas Ghosh, Jeff McKinnon, W. Daniel Sable, Stephen Solheim, Lance Urven, 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 undergradraduate 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 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 futher details contact the Department of Biological Sciences.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

The student may elect on of three 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, 630-353, OR 630-417
  5. BIOL 630-340, 630-341, OR 630-345
  6. SELECT 3 - 4 CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-120, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 17 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303
  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 AND 630-311
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. BIOL 630-340 OR 630-341 OR 630-351
  5. BIOL 630-345 OR 630-417
  6. BIOL 630-257 OR 630-353 OR 630-375 OR 630-446
  7. SELECT 2 - 4 CREDITS BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-120, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 23 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-300 630-303 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 (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 0 - 2 CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-120, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, 630-360

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 20 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 RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

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
  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 EDUC 400-496

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, 630-353, OR 630-417
  5. BIOL 630-340, 630-341, OR 630-345
  6. SELECT 3 - 4 CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-120, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, AND 630-360

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 15-19 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 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
  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 30 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. BIOL 630-253 AND 630-311
  3. BIOL 630-390 AND 630-400
  4. BIOL 630-340 OR 630-341 OR 630-351
  5. BIOL 630-345 OR 630-417
  6. BIOL 630-257 OR 630-353 OR 630-375 OR 630-446
  7. SELECT 2 - 4 CREDITS BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-120, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, AND 630-360

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 21-25 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303
  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
  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 EDUC 400-496

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 0 - 2 CREDITS OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVES EXCEPT FOR COURSES BIOL 630-120, 630-214, 630-230, 630-300, 630-303, AND 630-360

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQ & WRTNG - 23 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-300 OR 630-303
  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 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
  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 EDUC 400-496

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, 630-214 630-230, 630-300, AND 630-303.

MINOR/EMPHASIS

BIOLOGY

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. BIOL 630-141, 630-142 AND 630-251
  2. SELECT 9 CREDITS FROM BOTANY AND ZOOLOGY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER. THE FOLLOWING COURSES DO NOT APPLY FOR CREDIT TOWARD THE MINOR: 630-120, 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. SELECT 4 CRED FROM COURSE BIOL 630-360
  4. SELECT 5 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM BIOLOGY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER. THE FOLLOWING COURSES DO NOT APPLY FOR CREDIT TOWARD THE MINOR: 630-120, 630-214 AND 630-300.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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