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in Nursing (MSN) programs are post-bachelor (BS) programs.

Our pre-nursing program outlined here offers preparation

primarily for BS-BSN or BS-MSN post-bachelor degree

programs. Some post-bachelor nursing programs may require

additional courses.

Paleontology Emphasis Courses

Biology core courses......................................................................52

Three of the following...........................................................................12

GS150 Essentials of Geology (3)*

GS151 Historical Geology (4)

LS302 Vertebrate Anatomy and Systematics (4)

LS307 Biology of Dinosaurs (3)

LS346 Marine Biology (3)

LS398 Plant Science (4)

LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology (4)

LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Total units required for emphasis.........................................................64

*Satisfies general education requirement.

Secondary Teacher Education in Life Sciences

Emphasis Courses

Biology core courses......................................................................52

Upper division biology & chemistry electives...............................8

One of the following...............................................................................3

ED202 Curriculum Instruction & Learning Theory (3)*

ED301 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Teaching (3)*

ED400

Foundations of Education*........................................3

Or ED101, ED202, and ED301

P321

History & Philosophies of Education*◊...................3

Total units required for emphasis.........................................................69

*Teaching Credential prerequisite, must pass with a B- or better.

◊Satisfies general education requirement.

Minor in Biology

For a minor in biology, the student must complete:

CH151

General Chemistry I....................................................4

CH152

General Chemistry II...................................................4

LS151

Organismic Biology.....................................................4

LS252

Cell Biology...................................................................4

LS372

Origins...........................................................................3

Upper division biology and chemistry electives...........................6

Total units required for minor..............................................................25

Course Offerings in Biological and Physical Sciences

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

LS140 Principles of Biology (3)

An analysis of the principles of life common to plant and animal study: the cell, intermediary metabolism,

photosynthesis, cell reproduction, genetics, ecology, and origins. 3-hour lecture. (Online only.)

LS150 Essentials of Biology (3)

A general survey of major concepts in biological science including ecology, diversity of life, history of life, molecular

and cell biology, genetics, human biology, animal biology, botany, and contemporary issues in bioethics.

LS150L Essentials of Biology Lab (1)

A hands-on laboratory study of the diversity of living organisms from the molecular-cellular level to organismal level.

Studies of ecology, botany, zoology, bioethics, human biology, origins, and paleontology are also included. Online

version only available to students enrolled in the online degree programs.

LS151 Organismic Biology (4)

The first course for biology majors, emphasizing biological life forms, their physiology, origins, and environmental

relationships. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $75.)

Corequisite: CH151.

LS200 Foundations of Science (3)

An introduction to the history, development, and influence of science on culture and other academic disciplines. The

use of science in society and its limits will be emphasized and discussed. The impact of Christianity on science and a

Christian view of science will be presented. Contemporary issues including energy development, the creation-evolution

debate, the intelligent design movement, environmentalism, and human bioethics, among other topics, will be presented

and discussed. (Online only.)

LS218 Tutorial Studies (1-3)

See LS418.