Biology Concentrations

Students pursuing the BS in Biology may choose to specialize according to their individual career goals by selecting to pursue a concentration. In most cases, students may take a concentration simply by choosing appropriate courses to satisfy the upper-division Biology electives (i.e., in one or more of the four areas) or using free electives. Available concentrations include: Ecology, Microbiology, Pre-Medicine, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

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BIOL 46000Herpetology

0 - 3 credits

BIOL 49200Mycology

0 - 4 credits

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BIOL 40200Biogeography

0 - 3 credits

BIOL 46100Animal Behavior

3 credits

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BIOL 44200Ecology Of Shallow Lakes

0 - 5 credits

BTNY 55500Aquatic Botany

0 - 3 credits

FNR 54000Wetlands Ecology

0 - 3 credits

Microbiology Concentration (13 credits)

Required:

BIOL 32200Microbiology

3 credits

BIOL 32300Microbiology Laboratory

2 credits

CHM 33300Principles Of Biochemistry

3 credits

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BIOL 49200Mycology

0 - 4 credits

BIOL 53100Parasitology

0 - 4 credits

Pre-Medicine Concentration (21 credits)

Required:

BIOL 30600The Biology And Controversy Of Medical Ethics

0 - 3 credits

BIOL 32200Microbiology

3 credits

BIOL 32300Microbiology Laboratory

2 credits

BIOL 40400Human Gross Anatomy

0 - 5 credits

CHM 33300Principles Of Biochemistry

3 credits

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BIOL 41000Human Physiology

0 - 4 credits

BIOL 45500Animal Physiology

3 credits

BIOL 45600Laboratory In Animal Physiology

1 credits

BIOL 45500 and BIOL 45600 are considered one course.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration (11 credits)

Required:

VM 10200Careers in Veterinary Medicine

1

ANSC 22100Principles of Animal Nutrition

3

BIOL 22100Introduction To Microbiology

0 - 4 credits

CHM 33300Principles Of Biochemistry

3 credits

ANSC 22100 - Principles of Animal Nutrition (3)

VM 10200 - Career in Veterinary Medicine (1)

These couses are offered via distance learning from Purdue West Lafayette.