The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Georgia Southern provides you with broad training in the biological sciences, offering a more science-focused education. With a variety of science electives, you can tailor your degree toward specializations in molecular biology, zoology, botany, ecology, evolution and conservation biology.
The B.S. in Biology is an ideal stepping-stone for a variety of career opportunities or graduate studies in the applied and biological sciences.
Students should complete a 1 year sequence in one of the Geology or Physics sequences (second course will be counted under Major Specific Requirements) listed below, or an alternate course approved by advisor.
Three Biology Elective courses must have a laboratory requirement (BIOL 4-credit hour courses or other dedicated laboratory course). However, a minimum of 3 credit hours of undergraduate research (a combination of BIOL 3890, 4890, or 4895) may count as oneof the three laboratory requirements if not counted in the Immersive Experience Elective (for students completing one of the optional Concentrations).
Area of Concentration - Optional
Students may choose to complete one focused concentration area in biology. At least one elective course must have a lab and/or field component.
General Electives: 10-18 Credit Hours
Select 10 -18 credit hours of Free Electives
Total Credit Hours: 124
Other Program Requirements
Students who wish to change their major to Biology must have a total institution GPA of 2.0 or better in all coursework completed at Georgia Southern
Transfer students from other institutions who wish to major in Biology must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on all credit hours attempted at other institutions as well as those hours attempted at Georgia Southern. All transfer credits must be evaluated by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and posted on the Georgia Southern transcript upon official acceptance to the University.
Students must have a combined average of “C” or better for all biology courses
Students must successfully complete the departmental exit exam.
Optional Areas of Concentration
Students may complete the general B.S. Biology degree by completing the major requirements as outlined above. However, students who desire may choose to complete a focused concentration area in biology by completing specifically the requirements below as part of their Major program. Students are limited to declaring one area of concentration. At least 1 elective course must have a lab and/or field component.
Study Abroad course (3000-level or higher) approved by the Department Chair
Course-based undergraduate research experience or contract course (4000-level or higher) approved by the Department Chair
Total Credit Hours: 19
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