The Bachelor of Science degree in biology combines theory and concepts of biology with intensive, hands-on experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratories and a wealth of close-by field sites. Students build on a core of biology classes by selecting the physiology and taxonomy classes and other electives that best fit their interests.
The program is an excellent preparation for biology or related careers. Our graduates are currently employed as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, biological researchers, laboratory technicians, consultants and teachers. Many careers in biology require education beyond the baccalaureate degree and LSSU’s biology program has a proven record of excellent preparation for professional and graduate school.
Pre-Veterinary concentration – with an embedded chemistry minor, prepares students to enter veterinary college after graduation from LSSU. It was designed to meet the specific requirements for the Michigan State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, but our students go to vet schools all over the country, for example North Carolina State, Oklahoma State and University of Illinois. This program stresses not only academics, but also the animal care experience that is critical for gaining admission to a veterinary college.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Thoroughly research and synthesize the primary literature for information relevant to a current scientific investigation.
- Design and conduct a scientific investigation of a testable hypothesis or methodology using appropriate tools and techniques.
- Effectively communicate the results or outcomes of a scientific investigation in multiple formats.
- Engage in professional activities related to the study of biological sciences and practice good professional ethics.
Bachelor of Science Biology, Pre-Veterinary Concentration
|BIOL 131||General Biology: Cells||4|
|BIOL 132||General Biology: Organisms||4|
|BIOL 199||Freshman Seminar||1|
|BIOL 204||General Microbiology 1||4|
|BIOL 299||Sophomore Seminar||1|
|BIOL 337||General Ecology||3|
|BIOL 399||Planning Research Project||1|
|BIOL 499||Senior Symposium||1|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Adv Cell & Molecular Biology 1|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Animal Disease and Zoonoses|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 116||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 225||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 326||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 351||Introductory Biochemistry||4|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|MATH 112||Calculus Business/Life Science||4|
|PHYS 221||Principles of Physics I||4|
|PHYS 222||Principles of Physics II||4|
|Select 17 credits from the following:||17|
|Prin Animal Biology & Health|
|Principles of Animal Nutrition 1|
|Clin Hematology & Hemostasis|
|Animal Disease and Zoonoses|
|Histology and Histopathology|
|Adv Clinical Microbiology|
These courses required by MSU-CVM.
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.75 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.