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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences

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Department of Biological Sciences

P.O. Box 70703
Phone: (423) 439-4329
Fax: (423) 439-5958
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. Some of our courses may be appropriate for students in other fields of study who desire to acquaint themselves with the phenomena of living organisms. The department offers the Master of Science in biology, and participates in the PhD in Biomedical Sciences through the Quillen College of Medicine. Further information on graduate programs is contained in the Graduate Catalog.

Biology Major

In addition to certain required science and math courses, the standard track  in biology requires 36 credits 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 credits 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 Secondary Education minor.


Students are required to visit one of the following advisors at least once a semester:

Freshmen and all majors up to 60 total credits will be advised by the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) in the Culp Center. Upon finishing 60 total credits, 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:

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