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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Biology (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
Department of Biology
School of Arts and Sciences

Science Building 330 ~ 260-481-6305 ~ www.ipfw.edu/bio

Special Regulation for Biology Majors

Time Limit All biology courses applied toward graduation must be completed within 10 years from the time the first biology course was completed.

To earn a B.S. with a major in biology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW and of the School of Arts and Sciences (see Parts 3 and 7); earn a GPA of 2.30 or higher in BIOL 117, 119, 217, 218, 219, and 491 and in A/B-elective courses in biology (listed below); and complete the following courses:

Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations


One of the following Credits: 3


  • MA Mathematics course approved 3 for IPFW General Education Area I

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences


Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis


One of the following Credits: 0


(credits included in Supporting Courses, below):

School of Arts and Sciences Requirements


Foreign Language


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part B Credits: 8

Calculus and Statistics


The following calculus and statistics course pattern is typical. Course substitutions are possible with advisor approval. Please note that most graduate programs require a full year of calculus.

One of the following sequences Credits: 8–10


General Elective Courses Credits: 16


In the interest of broadly training our majors, students are required to take at least one course with laboratory from each of the A and B elective course lists below. The A elective courses focus on topics regarding the intact organism and its interaction with the environment, and so are organismal, population, community, and ecosystem in nature. The B elective courses focus on processes acting within the organism, and thus detail molecular, cellular, and organ-system mechanisms.

Free Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

Total Credits: 124


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