Fisk's Biology faculty offers both graduate and undergraduate programs and is active in developmental biology, environmental studies, microbiology, mycology, and neuropharmacology. Advanced students have opportunities to work with faculty researchers on projects. Many students present papers at scientific meetings.
Requirements for the undergraduate biology major, in addition to the University degree requirements outlined within this Bulletin, are:
Courses in biology (34 credits), including:
|BIOL 101, 101L||General Biology I Lectures and Lab|
|BIOL 102, 102L||General Biology II Lectures and Lab|
|BIOL 221, 221L||Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 222, 222L||Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 313, 313L||Molecular Plant Physiology Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 350, 350L||Genetic Principles Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 360, 360L||Molecular Cell Biology Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 497||Senior Seminar I|
|BIOL 498||Senior Seminar II|
Four to eight additional elective credits in biology are required.
These courses should be chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor from the advanced undergraduate courses listed below.
|BIOL 220, 220L||Zoological Histology Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 242, 242L||Environmental Biology Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 255-255L||Vertebrate Biology I (Anatomical) Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 255-255L||Vertebrate Biology II (Developmental) Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 270-270L||Microbiology Lecture and Lab|
|BIOL 390||Special Problems (Research)|
|BIOL 390H||Special Problems-Honors|
|BIOL 410, 410L||Biotechnology Lecture and Lab|
|NSCI 290, 290H||Undergraduate Research|
|NSCI 361, 361L||Biochemistry I Lecture and Lab*|
|NSCI 362, 362L||Biochemistry II Lecture and Lab*|
*These courses are strongly recommended, especially for students who plan to enter graduate school in biology or professional school in the biomedical A student who chooses BIOL 313, 313L from the list of required courses may choose BIOL 221-222 with lab as major electives (or vice versa).
Required cognates (28 credits)
|CHEM 113,103L||General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab|
|CHEM 114 & 104L||General Chemistry II Lecture and Lab|
|CHEM 233 & 203L||Organic Chemistry I Lecture and Lab|
|CHEM 234 & 204L||Organic Chemistry II Lecture and Lab|
|PHYS 130 & 130L||General Physics I Lecture and Lab|
|PHYS 140 & 140L||General Physics II Lecture and Lab|
|PSY 180 or PSY 141||General Psychology/Psychology of Adjustment|
Mathematics requirement (4 credits)
In lieu of the core mathematics course (CORE 130), biology majors take MATH 120 (or higher level), and prerequisites as indicated by placement test results. It should be noted that most graduate and professional schools require a minimum of two semesters of college level mathematics and/or statistics.