• UWA Lower-Level Degree Requirements for a 

    MAJOR IN BIOLOGY

    COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
    Effective: Fall 2011

    Core Curriculum Requirements 

    Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution. Specific requirements for students majoring in Biology at Alabama public two-year schools and for UWA pre-Biology majors are included below. 

    AREA I -- Written Composition (6 semester hours) 

    AGSC: No specific courses required for Biology majors beyond the AGSC requirements. 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose from one of the following sequences:
    EH 101 and 102, Written English I and II or
    EH 103 and 104, Honors English I and II
     
    ENG 101 and 102, Written Composition I and II 

     

    AREA II -- Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours) 

    AGSC: There are no specific courses required for Biology majors beyond the AGSC requirements, but the following course is strongly preferred: 

    AL College System Course Titles 
    SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking 

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in Biology are required to complete the pattern in humanities and fine arts as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose one of the following sequences:
    EH 221 and 222, British Literature or
    EH 231 and 232, American Literature or
    EH 213 and 214, Honors Literature I and II
    or
    EH 221, British Literature I  or EH 222, British Literature II or EH 231, American Literature I, or EH 232, American Literature II and one of the following:
    FR 102, Introduction French II (or higher)
    SP 102, Introduction Spanish II (or higher)
    PL 100, Introduction to Philosophy
     
    ENG 251 and 252, American Literature I and II
    ENG 261 and 262, English Literature I and II
    ENG 271 and 272, World Literature I and II

    FRN 102, Introductory French (or higher)
    FRN 104, Elementary French II
    SPA 102, Introductory Spanish II (or higher)
    SPA 104, Elementary Spanish II
    PHL 106, Introductory Philosophy
    PHL 206, Ethics and Society
     

    SH 100, Principles of Public Speaking or
    SH 150, Professional Speaking
     
    SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking 
    Choose two of the following:
    AT 100, Introduction to Art
    MU 100, Introduction to Music
    TH 100, Introduction to Theatre
     
    ART 100, Art Appreciation
    MUS 101, Music Appreciation
    THR 120, Theatre Appreciation
    THR 126, Introduction to Theatre
     

     

    AREA III -- Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours) 

    AGSC: No specific course required for Biology beyond the AGSC requirements. 

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in Biology are required to complete the pattern in natural science and mathematics as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    BY 101, Principles of Biology   BIO 103, Principles of Biology 
    CH 111, General Chemistry I  CHM 111, College Chemistry I 
    MH 114, Precalculus Trigonometry
    or higher
     
    MTH 113, Precalculus Trigonometry 

     

    AREA IV -- History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours) 

    AGSC: Students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Biology should take the following courses: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose from the following sequences:
    HY 101 and 102, History of Western Civilization I and II
    HY 211 and 212, American History I and II
     
    HIS 101, Western Civilization I
    HIS 102, Western Civilization II
    HIS 121, World History I
    HIS 122, World History II
    HIS 201, United States History I
    HIS 202, United States History II
     
    Choose two of the following:
    AN 100, Introduction to Anthropology
    EC 231, Macroeconomics
    EC 232, Microeconomics
    PS 110, American Government
    PY 100, General Psychology
    SY 100, Principles of Sociology or 
    SY 110, Social Problems
     
    Choose two of the following:
    ECO 231, Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECO 232, Principles of Microeconomics
    POL 211, American National Government
    PSY 200, General Psychology
    SOC 200, Introduction to Sociology
    SOC 210, Social Problems
     

     

    AREA V -- Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses for Biology Majors at UWA (19 semester hours) 

    Contact Name: Dr. Jeffery Merida
    Title: Chairperson, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
    Phone: (205) 652-3771
    e-mail: jmerida@uwa.edu
     

    1. Required courses ratified by the AGSC for Biology: 

    Requirements ratified by AGSC for Biology with UWA Course Numbers  AL College System Course Titles 
    CH 111 and 112, General Chemistry I and II  CHM 111 and 112, College Chemistry I and II 

    2. List of courses to fulfill Area V for major in Biology at UWA: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose 9 semester hours from the following:
    BY 212, General Botany
    BY 222, General Zoology
    CH 241, Organic Chemistry I
    CH 242, Organic Chemistry II
    MH 246, Applied Statistics in Science
     
    BIO 105, Plant Biology
    BIO 104, Animal Biology
    CHM 221, Organic Chemistry I
    CHM 222, Organic Chemistry II
    MTH 265, Elementary Statistics
    MTH 270, Probability and Statistics Concepts
     

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