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Biology (DA)

Certification/Endorsement Code: DA
Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 17
Programs: Secondary - Major or Minor
AQ Program Contact Person: Jeffrey McKelvey

Department: Biology

 

Biology Major Requirements (37 hours)

At least 20 semester hours of biology must be taken at Aquinas College.

 
Biology: 24 credit hours
BY 160 Principles of Biology (4 credit hours)
BY 161 Botany (3 credit hours)
BY 162 Zoology (3 credit hours)
BY 328 Genetics (5 credit hours)
BY 499 Biology Seminar (2 credit hours)

Select 4 credit hours from the following:

  • BY 241Ornithology (2 credit hours)
  • BY 264 Plant Taxonomy (2 credit hours)
  • BY 275 Aquatic Field Biology (4 credit hours)
  • BY 352 Ecology (4 credit hours)
 
Courses required outside the Biology Department: CY 111, 112, 211 and 212; MS 114 or higher

 

 

Biology Minor Requirements (24 hours)

At least 16 semester hours of biology must be taken at Aquinas College

 
General Biology: 10 credits
BY 160 Principles of Biology (4 credit hours)
BY 161 Botany (3 credit hours)
BY 162 Zoology (3 credit hours)
 
Field Biology: Select at least 3 credits
BY 123 Environmental Biology (3 credit hours)
BY 201 Global Ecology (3 credit hours)
BY 241 Ornithology (2 credit hours)
BY 264 Plant Taxonomy (2 credit hours)
BY 275 Aquatic Field Biology (4 credit hours)
BY 352 Ecology (4 credit hours)
 
Elective Courses: At least 11 credits - 8 of these credits must be coursework at or above the 200 level
BY 150; BY 221; BY 231; BY 324; BY 326; BY 341; BY 361; BY 372