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General Studies - Biological/Mathematical/Physical Sciences Plan A and Plan B (120 Hours)(0 Hours)
Plan A—Primary/Secondary Concentration
Primary concentration: a minimum of 24 semester credits, including at least 15 300-400-level credits, must be completed in biological sciences, in mathematics or in a single physical science with a minimum 2.00 primary concentration GPA. Students who complete one of the above primary concentrations will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a primary concentration in general biological sciences (Gen B), general mathematics (Gen M) or general physical sciences (Gen P).
Secondary concentration: a minimum of 15 semester credits, including at least 6 300-400-level credits, must be completed in another academic department, program or area published in the catalog with a minimum 2.0 minor concentration GPA.
Plan B—Three Related Areas in Biological Sciences
A combination of biological sciences courses of at least 39 credits in three or more departments or programs. 9 credits in each department or program area are required and 21 300-400-level hours must be completed with at least a 2.0 GPA in these courses. The related areas in general biological sciences (Gen B) include biology, biochemistry, botany, genetics and cell biology, microbiology, zoology and approved biology-based courses in agriculture. Students who complete a Plan B curriculum receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a primary concentration in general biological sciences (Gen B).
General Biological Sciences (Gen B): One year biology, one semester introductory calculus, one year general chemistry, and one semester organic chemistry.
General Physical Sciences (Gen P); One year calculus, one year calculus-based physics, and one year general chemistry.(Students who plan a major concentration in chemistry should also include quantitative and organic chemistry. Physical geology is a prerequisite for 300-400-level geology courses.)
General Mathematics (Gen M): three semesters of calculus and linear algebra.