Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Major, B.S. (Biochemistry Concentration)


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Department Information


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.
 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Department of Biological Sciences has a commitment to providing undergraduate students with the opportunity for involvement in research. Many faculty welcome undergraduate students into their research programs. Opportunities for receiving undergraduate credit for research include the following courses:

Advising

Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor.  Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with:

60-89 credits with last names A-I:
Dr. Joe Bidwell - Sign up for an appointment time in 125 Brown Hall. 

60-89 credits with last names J-Z:
Dr. Karl Joplin - Sign up for an appointment time in 432 Brown Hall.

90 or more credits:
Dr. Hugh Miller - Office hours are posted on the door in 306 Brown Hall.

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in biochemistry should contact Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

Additional Department Information
Credit for the following courses will not apply toward a major or minor in the department:

The department DOES NOT accept AP biology credit from high school.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Joe Bidwell,  Department Chair at bidwell@etsu.edu or (423) 439-4329.

Biochemistry Concentration


This is a joint concentration with the Departments of Biological Science and Chemistry (College of Arts and Sciences) and the Department of Biochemistry (Quillen College of Medicine) for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Students may major in Biology with a Biochemistry concentration or major in Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration, but not both. Coursework is required in both departments. The Department of Biological Sciences offers the major in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry 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 Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences through the Quillen College of Medicine. Further information on graduate programs is contained in the Graduate Catalog.

Program Options: Biochemistry


In conjunction with the Quillen College of Medicine, approved students who have completed BIOL 4147 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules  and BIOL 4167 - Biochemistry of Metabolism  may enroll for one of the courses indicated below during their last semester of coursework.

  • BIOL 5010 Biomed. Sci. I, Molecular Organization of Cells (3 credits)
  • BIOL 5020 Biomedical Science II, Gene Expression (3 credits)
  • BIOL 5030 Biomedical Science III, Cellular Anatomy (3 credits)

Degree Requirements: 120 credits


General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 66-72 credits
     Major Core   (15 credits)
     Biology Menu Requirement   (6-8 credits)
     Non-Biology Course Requirement   (31-33 credits)
     Advanced Biology Course Requirement   (12 credits)
     Advanced Concentration Requirement   (2-4 credits)
Free Electives 6-13 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: BIOL-BS (BOCB)  


College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.S. degree requirements.

 

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Biology Major: 66-72 credits


Biology Menu Requirements: 6-8 credits


Select at least one (1) course from two (2) of the following Advanced Biology areas (Organismal, Population or Biodiversity)

Note: * Courses listed in more than one menu can only be used to satisfy ONE menu.

Non-Biology Course Requirements: 31-33 credits


No Minor Required


Free Electives: 6-13 credits


Additional Information


Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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