Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Biology, B.S. and Environmental Science Dual Degree


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Advisement for the major is available from the Biological Sciences  Department.

Biology, B.S. and Environmental Science Dual Degree Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 5-Year Plan of Study)

To graduate with a degree in biology, students must: 

  • Complete the 27 credits in the biology dual degree core and at least 17 additional credits in BIOL or ENVS (UMES) with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • At least 24 of these 44 credits must be at the 300-400 level.

  • May receive credit within the major for up to six credits of BIOL 415  , BIOL 416  , BIOL 417  , and BIOL 420  . A maximum of 3 credits of BIOL 420   may count toward the major. 

Dual Degree Students

SU and UMES offer a four and a half year, dual-degree program in biology and environmental science. Students from SU who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science in biology from SU and a Bachelor of Science in environmental science with the marine ecology option from UMES.

Students in this program:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours on the UMES campus, including at least 17 hours of designated BIOL/ENVS courses.

  • Shall not begin environmental science coursework at UMES until they have completed BIOL 201 BIOL 202 BIOL 211 , BIOL 212  or BIOL 213 ; CHEM 121 ; and CHEM 122  with a C or better in all four courses.

  • Complete registration for UMES courses by submitting an interinstitutional enrollment form available from their advisor or the Registrar’s Office.

Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking the degree in biology must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of courses in biology at Salisbury University.

Checklist

This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies


  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements


Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)


A. C or Better in One of the Following


B. Select One Course From:


Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)


A. Select One Course From:


B. Select One Course From:


Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)


A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:


B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:


C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)


Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)


A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:


BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:


C. Select One Course From:


MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)


Major Requirements


General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major


IVA (Lab Science), IVAB (Non Lab Science), IVAC (Mathematics)

Biology Dual Degree Core


Complete the Following:


* A C or better is required in BIOL 201 BIOL 202 BIOL 211 , and BIOL 212  or BIOL 213  before taking any courses for which they are a prerequisite and as a requirement for graduation.

No course may double count to fulfill requirements.

Environmental Science Courses


** UMES courses; C or better is required. 

  • ENVS 201(lec)/203(lab)** - Marine Biology 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • ENVS 202(lec)/204(lab)** - Oceanography 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • ENVS 221(lec)/222(lab)** - Principles of Environmental Science 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • ENVS 403(lec)/405(lab)** - Marine Ecotoxicology 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • DNSC 400** - Senior Proficiency Exam 1 Hour(s) Credit

Complete the Following:


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  • 1-3 Hour(s) Credit (3 Hour(s) Credit)
  • (must be taken for 3 credits to count toward the major)

  • ENVS 499 - Undergraduate Research 4 Hour(s) Credit **

Required Related Sciences Courses


*** A C or better is required in CHEM 121 , CHEM 122 , and CHEM 221   before taking any courses for which they are a prerequisite and as a requirement for graduation.

**** A C or better is required in CHEM 121  as a prerequisite to this course.

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