Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Sep 24, 2023  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Biological Sciences Major

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BIO 107 , BIO 109 , BIO 111 , BIO 170 , BIO 238 , BIO 244, and BIO 290  do not count toward the 40-credit requirement.

Additional Information:

To count toward the major, students must receive a grade of at least C- in all the biological sciences courses. A maximum of one seminar can count toward the 300-level requirement. CHE 341  (Biochemistry I) or

  (Biochemistry of Gene Expression) (but not both) with a grade of C- or better may be counted toward the 300-level requirement. Students planning to major in biological sciences should elect BIO 104  and BIO 105  and CHE 111 /CHE 112  (or CHE 112H ) and CHE 151 /CHE 152  (or CHE 152H ) in their first year and BIO 210 /BIO 214  and BIO 220 /BIO 224  in their sophomore year.

*New math requirements for major (as of 9/18/2012):

 ; and  ,  , or   are required and should be completed as soon as possible, preferably by the end of the sophomore year. Both Calculus I (MA 170 or 171) and Statistics (MA 168) are strongly recommended. Calculus II (MA 180) is recommended. (Previous math requirement for major was: CHE 235  and MA 170  or MA 171  are required and should be completed as soon as possible, preferably by the end of the sophomore year. MA 180  is strongly recommended.)

The biological core is completed in the junior year by taking BIO 240  and either plant (

  AND  ) or principles of physiology ( ). All students, especially those contemplating graduate school, are urged to take both BIO 260  and BIO 333 /BIO 334 . The last three semesters may be devoted to specialization at the 300 level and independent research.

Laboratory proficiency and writing proficiency in the major are required. Laboratory reports and papers in BIO 214 , BIO 224 , BIO 240 , and BIO 260  are used to evaluate writing proficiency in the major. Laboratory proficiency is determined in BIO 224  and upper level labs.

Concentration in Dance Science

This concentration focuses on knowledge and technique in the new field of dance science. Study of the sciences is combined with technical and theoretical dance training to provide a basis for understanding problems in dance performance, nutrition, and care and prevention of injuries. With additional course work, this concentration provides preparation for graduate studies in physical therapy, sports medicine, dance medicine, and related fields. (See the director of premedical studies for specific requirements.) In addition to fulfilling all requirements for a major in the biological sciences, requirements for a concentration in dance science are:

Concentration in Secondary Education with Certification in Biological Sciences

Students planning to teach biology in secondary schools must major in biology and complete the required education courses. See the teaching certification requirements under secondary education certification requirements in the Education Department .

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