Phone: (423) 439-4329
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/biology
The Department of Biological Sciences offers a major in biology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The major is designed for students who plan to enter such professions as biology, biochemistry, science education, medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, conservation, and industry. Courses are also offered for students in other fields of study who desire to acquaint themselves with the phenomena of living organisms. The department also offers the Master of Science in Biology degree. Further information on graduate programs is contained in the Graduate Catalog.
In addition to certain required science and math courses, the standard track in biology requires 36 credit hours of approved biology courses; a student choosing this major must also complete a minor in a different field of study. An alternative concentration track in biology requires 50 credit hours of biology courses; a specialized alternative curricula that may be followed for a degree in biology; a biochemistry concentration (does not require an additional minor), and secondary biology education , which requires a minor in professional education .
Students are required to visit one of the following advisors at least once a semester:
Freshmen and all majors up to 60 total credit hours will be advised by Rachel Dinsmore in the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) in the Culp Center. Upon finishing 60 total credit hours, advising will be done within the Department of Biological Sciences. Students should visit the department advising webpage to determine who their departmental advisor is.
Credit for the following courses will not apply toward a major or minor in the department:
BIOL 1000 Academic Advantage
BIOL 1010 / 1011 Biology for Non-Majors I/Lab
BIOL 1020 / 1021 Biology for Non-Majors II/Lab