Undergraduate Catalog

Biology (B.S.)

Educational Objectives

  1. Students can master the concepts, principles, and knowledge of biology; can explain the application of the scientific method in biological research; and are able to interpret graphs, diagrams, and charts from the scientific literature.
  2. Students can execute lab procedures and interpret the results obtained within an acceptable range of error.
  3. Students can write about scientific concepts and results, prepare a well-organized oral scientific presentation and be able to defend the conclusions, and use computer software to organize and to present data in tables and graphs.
  4. Students can correctly identify and use scientific literature.

Biology Requirements 

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology requires a minimum of 40 credits of Biology (BIO) courses. Students may not include a BIO course in which they have received a grade of D toward the required 40 credits. The course may be repeated in order to raise the grade or it may be replaced by another course within the same discipline, where applicable. All credits must be taken in the regular undergraduate (daytime) program. Students must have demonstrated progressive achievement in mathematics by the end of the freshman year to remain in the department. For all lecture courses with laboratories, the lecture and lab are corequisites and must be taken concurrently except with the instructor’s permission. Both lecture and lab are required; if either is not successfully completed, it must be repeated. Students are required to take BIO 105 (Biomedical Terminology) if they are freshmen with verbal SATs below 480. Students need 30 hours taken in residence at Barry before enrolling in an internship. The last 30 credits and the majority of the major coursework (21 hours) must be taken at Barry. If a student transfers in 10 credits in Anatomy and Physiology, it counts as 3 credits for BIO 230, 2 for BIO 230 lab, 4 for BIO 240 and 1 for BIO 240 lab. If a student transfers in 8 credits they count as 4 credits of BIO 230 and lab and 4 credits of BIO electives.

Prior to graduation, Biology majors are required to take the Major Field Test in Biology (MFT) as their integrative experience. This exam is offered annually on campus. The test must be taken so that acceptable MFT scores will be received prior to graduation; this score may appear on the student’s transcript and faculty may incorporate results in letters of recommendation.

Pre-Professional Biology Major (BS.BIOP)

(For students interested in Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Graduate (Masters/Ph.D.), Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Podiatry Programs)

Barry’s undergraduate Pre-Professional Biology degree program provides students with the opportunity to prepare for a number of career goals. Possible alternatives include graduate study; teaching; medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric, and veterinary school; and various careers in research. Specific admissions requirements for postgraduate schools vary. Admissions tests may require both organic chemistry II and biochemistry. Students should determine the admissions requirements for the postgraduate schools of their choice as early as possible.

A major requires a minimum of 40 credits including the core courses General Biology I (BIO-110), General Biology II (BIO-111), and Genetics (BIO-303 or BIO-341).  Additionally, majors are required to take at least one course from each of the following disciplines:  (1) Biodiversity, (2) Cell and Molecular Biology, (3) Organismal Biology, (4) Ecology and Environmental Science, and (5) Capstone.  A minimum of 6 Biology laboratory credits are required including BIO 110L, BIO 111L, and 4 additional Biology laboratory courses.

Required Biology Core Courses

General Biology I

BIO-110GENERAL BIOLOGY I

3

BIO-110LGENERAL BIOLOGY LAB I

1

General Biology II

BIO-111GENERAL BIOLOGY II (3,1,)

3

BIO-111LGENERAL BIOLOGY II LAB

1

Genetics

BIO-303PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GENETICS

3

-Or

BIO-341GENETICS

3

BIO-341LGENETICS LAB

1

1. Biodiversity

Botany

BIO-112BOTANY

3

BIO-112LBOTANY LAB

1

Zoology

BIO-216ZOOLOGY

3

BIO-216LZOOLOGY LAB

1

Parasitology

BIO-346PARASITOLOGY

3

2. Cellular and Molecular biology

Microbiology

BIO-253Microbiology for Health Sciences

3

BIO-253LMICROBIOLOGY HEALTH SCI LAB

1

-Or

BIO-325MICROBIOLOGY

3

BIO-325LMICROBIOLOGY LAB

1

Cell Biology

BIO-330CELL BIOLOGY

3

BIO-330LCELL BIOLOGY LAB

1

Neurobiology

BIO-337NEUROBIOLOGY

3

Molecular Biology

BIO-365MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

3

Histology

BIO-450HISTOLOGY

3

BIO-450LHISTOLOGY LAB

1

Immunology

BIO-455IMMUNOLOGY

3

3. Organismal Biology

Anatomy

BIO-220Foundations of Human Anatomy

3

BIO-220LFOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN ANATOMY/LAB

1

-Or

BIO-225COMPARATIVE ANATOMY

3

BIO-225LCOMPARATIVE ANATOMY LAB

1

-Or

BIO-230HUMAN ANATOMY

3

BIO-230LHUMAN ANATOMY LAB

1

Physiology

BIO-240FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (4,1)

4

BIO-240LFoundation of Human Physiology Lab

1

-Or

BIO-334HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

3

BIO-334LHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB

1

-Or

BIO-335COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

3

BIO-335LCOMPARATIVE PHYSIO LAB

1

Other Organismal Biology Options

BIO-313HUMAN NUTRITION

3

BIO-328ANIMAL NUTRITION

3

BIO-451EMBRYOLOGY

3

4. Ecology and Environmental Science

Environmental Science

BIO-308ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3

BIO-308LENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES LAB

1

Marine Biology

BIO-310MARINE BIOLOGY

3

BIO-310LMARINE BIOLOGY LAB

1

Ecology

BIO-312ECOLOGY

3

BIO-312LECOLOGY LAB

1

Animal Behavior

BIO-339ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

3

5. Capstone

Evolution

BIO-440EVOLUTION

3

Virology

BIO-454VIROLOGY

3

Marine Seminar

BIO-474MARINE BIOLOGY SEMINAR

3

Seminar

BIO-475SEMINAR

3

Students must also fulfill the following requirements:

 

Chemistry

General Chemistry I and II
CHE-111GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I

3

CHE-111LGEN CHEMISTRY & QUAL ANLYS I LAB

1

SI-071CHE 111 RECITATION

1

-And

CHE-112GEN CHEMISTRY & QUAL ANALYSIS II

3

CHE-112LGENERAL CHEMISTRY AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY

1

SI-072CHE 112 RECITATION

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.
Organic Chemistry I
CHE-343ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3

CHE-343LORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

SI-075CHE 343 RECITATION

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.
Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry I
CHE-344ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3

CHE-344LORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB

1

SI-076CHE 344 RECITATION

1

-Or

CHE-352BIOCHEMISTRY I

3

CHE-352LBIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.

Math

Students are required to complete MAT 211 Calculus I
Precalculus I
MAT-109PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS I

3

Precalculus II
MAT-110PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS II

3

Calculus I
MAT-211CALCULUS I

4

Physics

General College Physics I and II
PHY-201GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I

3

PHY-201LGENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I

1

SI-083PHY 201 RECITATION

1

-And

PHY-202GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II

3

PHY-202LGENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY

1

SI-084PHY 202 RECITATION

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.
OR
University Physics I and II
PHY-211UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I

3

PHY-211LUNIVERSITY PHYSICS LABORATORY I

1

SI-086PHY 211 RECITATION

1

-And

PHY-212UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II

3

PHY-212LUNIVERSITY PHYSICS LABORATORY II

1

SI-087PHY 212 RECITATION

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.

Students may also elect to take Biology courses from the following:

BIO-105BIOMEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

1

BIO-295RESEARCH

1 to 3

BIO-300SPECIAL TOPICS BIOLOGY

1 to 3

BIO-304CURRENT TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

1

BIO-305INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY

3

BIO-314Biology of Fishes

3

BIO-314LBIOLOGY OF FISHES LABORATORY

1

BIO-323LTROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS LAB

1

BIO-352BIOCHEMISTRY

3

BIO-352LBIOCHEMISTRY LAB I

1

BIO-360DYNAMICS OF RESTORATION ECOLOGY

3

BIO-395RESEARCH

1 to 3

BIO-404EPIDEMIOLOGY

3

BIO-495RESEARCH

1 to 3

EVS-425HUMAN IMPACT ON GLOBAL CHANGES

3

Students planning to teach at the secondary level should add:

BIO-476TEACH BIO SEC SCH

3

Students must fulfill the following Bioethics or Environmental Ethics requirement:

THE-353BIOETHICS

3

-Or

PHI-353BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS

3

-Or

PHI-354ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

3

Marine Biology Major (BS.BIOM)

Barry’s undergraduate Marine Biology degree program provides students with the opportunity to prepare for a number of career goals that focus on the marine environment. Possible alternatives include graduate study, teaching, and opportunities in governmental agencies, as well as various careers in research.  A major requires a minimum of 40 credits including 34 required Biology credits and at least 6 additional Biology elective credits.

Biology Courses Required for Marine Biology Major

General Biology I

BIO-110GENERAL BIOLOGY I

3

BIO-110LGENERAL BIOLOGY LAB I

1

Botany

BIO-112BOTANY

3

BIO-112LBOTANY LAB

1

Zoology

BIO-216ZOOLOGY

3

BIO-216LZOOLOGY LAB

1

Comparative Anatomy

BIO-225COMPARATIVE ANATOMY

3

BIO-225LCOMPARATIVE ANATOMY LAB

1

Oceanography

BIO-305INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY

3

Marine Biology

BIO-310MARINE BIOLOGY

3

BIO-310LMARINE BIOLOGY LAB

1

Ecology

BIO-312ECOLOGY

3

BIO-312LECOLOGY LAB

1

Comparative Physiology

BIO-335COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

3

BIO-335LCOMPARATIVE PHYSIO LAB

1

One course from the following is required

Internship minimum of 3 credits
BIO-420MARINE INTERNSHIP

3 to 10

OR
Evolution
BIO-440EVOLUTION

3

OR
Marine Biology Seminar
BIO-474MARINE BIOLOGY SEMINAR

3

OR
Seminar
BIO-475SEMINAR

3

Additional Biology Courses Recommended for Marine Biology Major

Cell Biology

BIO-330CELL BIOLOGY

3

BIO-330LCELL BIOLOGY LAB

1

Genetics

BIO-341GENETICS

3

BIO-341LGENETICS LAB

1

Students must also fulfill the following requirements:

 

Chemistry

General Chemistry I and II
CHE-111GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I

3

CHE-111LGEN CHEMISTRY & QUAL ANLYS I LAB

1

SI-071CHE 111 RECITATION

1

-And

CHE-112GEN CHEMISTRY & QUAL ANALYSIS II

3

CHE-112LGENERAL CHEMISTRY AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY

1

SI-072CHE 112 RECITATION

1

Organic Chemistry I and II
CHE-343ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3

CHE-343LORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

SI-075CHE 343 RECITATION

1

-And

CHE-344ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3

CHE-344LORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB

1

SI-076CHE 344 RECITATION

1

Math

Students are required to complete MAT 211 Calculus I
Precalculus I
MAT-109PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS I

3

Precalculus II
MAT-110PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS II

3

Calculus I
MAT-211CALCULUS I

4

Physics

4 credits in Physics
PHY-151PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS

3

PHY-151LPRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LAB

1

-Or

PHY-201GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I

3

PHY-201LGENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I

1

SI-083PHY 201 RECITATION

1

-Or

PHY-211UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I

3

PHY-211LUNIVERSITY PHYSICS LABORATORY I

1

SI-086PHY 211 RECITATION

1

Student must fulfill the following Bioethics or Environmental Ethics requirements:

THE-353BIOETHICS

3

-Or

PHI-353BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS

3

-Or

PHI-354ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

3

General Biology Major (BS.BIOT)

(For students interested in Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Environmental Biology, Biotechnology, or General Biology Programs)

Barry's undergraduate General Biology degree program provides students with the opportunity to prepare for a number of career goals. Possible alternatives include teaching; technical positions in laboratory and research centers; positions in business, industry, biological illustration, and other areas requiring a biological background; as well as undergraduate preparation for careers as a Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Environmental Scientist. A major requires a minimum of 40 credits including the core courses General Biology I (BIO-110), General Biology II (BIO-111), and Genetics (BIO-303 or BIO-341).  Additionally, majors are required to take at least one course from each of the following disciplines:  (1) Biodiversity, (2) Cell and Molecular Biology, (3) Organismal Biology, (4) Ecology and Environmental Science, and (5) Capstone.  A minimum of 6 Biology laboratory credits are required including BIO 110L, BIO 111L, and 4 additional Biology laboratory courses.

Required Biology Core Courses

General Biology I

BIO-110GENERAL BIOLOGY I

3

BIO-110LGENERAL BIOLOGY LAB I

1

General Biology II

BIO-111GENERAL BIOLOGY II (3,1,)

3

BIO-111LGENERAL BIOLOGY II LAB

1

Genetics

BIO-303PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GENETICS

3

-Or

BIO-341GENETICS

3

BIO-341LGENETICS LAB

1

1. Biodiversity

Botany

BIO-112BOTANY

3

BIO-112LBOTANY LAB

1

Zoology

BIO-216ZOOLOGY

3

BIO-216LZOOLOGY LAB

1

Parasitology

BIO-346PARASITOLOGY

3

2. Cellular and Molecular Biology

Microbiology

BIO-253Microbiology for Health Sciences

3

BIO-253LMICROBIOLOGY HEALTH SCI LAB

1

-Or

BIO-325MICROBIOLOGY

3

BIO-325LMICROBIOLOGY LAB

1

Cell Biology

BIO-330CELL BIOLOGY

3

BIO-330LCELL BIOLOGY LAB

1

Neurobiology

BIO-337NEUROBIOLOGY

3

Molecular Biology

BIO-365MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

3

Histology

BIO-450HISTOLOGY

3

BIO-450LHISTOLOGY LAB

1

Immunology

BIO-455IMMUNOLOGY

3

3. Organismal Biology

Anatomy

BIO-220Foundations of Human Anatomy

3

BIO-220LFOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN ANATOMY/LAB

1

-Or

BIO-225COMPARATIVE ANATOMY

3

BIO-225LCOMPARATIVE ANATOMY LAB

1

-Or

BIO-230HUMAN ANATOMY

3

BIO-230LHUMAN ANATOMY LAB

1

Physiology

BIO-240FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (4,1)

4

BIO-240LFoundation of Human Physiology Lab

1

-Or

BIO-334HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

3

BIO-334LHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB

1

-Or

BIO-335COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

3

BIO-335LCOMPARATIVE PHYSIO LAB

1

Other Organismal Biology Options

BIO-313HUMAN NUTRITION

3

BIO-328ANIMAL NUTRITION

3

BIO-451EMBRYOLOGY

3

4. Ecology and Environmental Science

Environmental Science

BIO-308ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3

BIO-308LENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES LAB

1

Marine Biology

BIO-310MARINE BIOLOGY

3

BIO-310LMARINE BIOLOGY LAB

1

Ecology

BIO-312ECOLOGY

3

BIO-312LECOLOGY LAB

1

Animal Behavior

BIO-339ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

3

5. Capstone

Evolution

BIO-440EVOLUTION

3

Virology

BIO-454VIROLOGY

3

Marine Seminar

BIO-474MARINE BIOLOGY SEMINAR

3

Seminar

BIO-475SEMINAR

3

Student must also fulfill the following requirements:

Chemistry

General Chemistry I and II
CHE-111GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I

3

CHE-111LGEN CHEMISTRY & QUAL ANLYS I LAB

1

SI-071CHE 111 RECITATION

1

-And

CHE-112GEN CHEMISTRY & QUAL ANALYSIS II

3

CHE-112LGENERAL CHEMISTRY AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY

1

SI-072CHE 112 RECITATION

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.
Chemistry for Health Sciences or Organic Chemistry I
CHE-152CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

3

CHE-152LCHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES LAB

1

SI-073CHE 152 RECITATION

1

-Or

CHE-343ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3

CHE-343LORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

SI-075CHE 343 RECITATION

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.

Math

Students are required to take a minimum of 9 credits in the following math courses or complete MAT 211 Calculus I
Precalculus I
MAT-109PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS I

3

Precalculus II
MAT-110PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS II

3

Probability and Statistics or Calculus I
MAT-152ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

3

-Or

MAT-211CALCULUS I

4

Physics

4 credits in Physics
PHY-151PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS

3

PHY-151LPRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LAB

1

-Or

PHY-201GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I

3

PHY-201LGENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I

1

SI-083PHY 201 RECITATION

1

Note: Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses do not count towards graduation.

Students may also elect to take Biology courses from the following:

BIO-105BIOMEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

1

BIO-295RESEARCH

1 to 3

BIO-300SPECIAL TOPICS BIOLOGY

1 to 3

BIO-304CURRENT TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

1

BIO-305INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY

3

BIO-314Biology of Fishes

3

BIO-314LBIOLOGY OF FISHES LABORATORY

1

BIO-323LTROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS LAB

1

BIO-352BIOCHEMISTRY

3

BIO-352LBIOCHEMISTRY LAB I

1

BIO-360DYNAMICS OF RESTORATION ECOLOGY

3

BIO-395RESEARCH

1 to 3

BIO-404EPIDEMIOLOGY

3

BIO-495RESEARCH

1 to 3

EVS-425HUMAN IMPACT ON GLOBAL CHANGES

3

Students planning to teach at the secondary level should add:

BIO-476TEACH BIO SEC SCH

3

Student must fulfill the following Bioethics or Environmental Ethics requirements:

THE-353BIOETHICS

3

-Or

PHI-353BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS

3

-Or

PHI-354ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

3