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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Biology (B.S.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Biology

Location: Sundquist Science Complex, Room D125
Phone: 931-221-7781
Website: www.apsu.edu/biology/index.php

Description of Major

Austin Peay State University’s Department of Biology provides an intellectual and motivational environment for career development in many areas of biology.  Students can pursue training in field biology, botany, zoology, animal and plant physyiology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and environmental assessment.

A Focus Area is not required but may be needed for the student to fulfill the 39 credit hour upper division requirement and the 120 credit hour degree requirement. Students pursuing a career in a Pre-Professional Health program are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and complete the Pre-Professional Health minor instead of a Focus Area.

Mission Statement

To educate students to become competent, confident, and compassionate individuals within their chosen careers.  The Department of Biology faculty are committed to providing instructional and research experiences for students to develop skills of inquire, abstract and logical thinking and critical analysis of natural science phenomena.  The Department is also committed to meeting the needs of students by providing an array of professional, pre-professional and academic tracks.

Vision Statement

The Biology Department’s vision is to prepare students to enter the scientific community as responsible, productive professionals, capable of effective communication in both oral and written form.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Total Hours 12


Major Core Requirements


Total Program Hours 120


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