Biological Sciences

Description
Biological sciences
encompasses the study of all living things and includes the study of basic organization and function, how organisms evolve, their roles in the natural environment, how hereditary information is transferred and the development of biotechnology. The Biological Sciences concentration is designed to provide students interested in the biological sciences with a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to their interests.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including 12 of upper division courses in the life sciences and at least 6 upper division hours taken with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Internship courses are not accepted as fulfilling the 24 credit hour requirement.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Courses which are not available for credit in the Life Sciences majors cannot be used for the concentration (e.g. BIO 100 The Living World, BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, and BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II).
  • This concentration is not available to students majoring in the life sciences.
  • Elective hours are to be selected with the approval of a School of Life Science’s advisor.

 

Core 1: 12 hours

BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I, SQ (4) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only BIO 181 or BIO 182 or BIO 281)

BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II, SQ (4) (Prerequisite(s): BIO 281 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only BIO 181 or BIO 182 or BIO 282)

BIO 340 General Genetics (4) (Prerequisites: C or better: BIO 181 (or BIO 188 or MBB 245) and BIO 182 (or BIO 187 or MBB 247, or both PLB 200 and PLB 201))
OR
MBB 347 Molecular Genetics: From Genes to Proteins (4) (Prerequisite(s): BIO 282 with C or better or BIO 181 and 182 with C or better; CHM 116 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only BIO 340 or MBB 347)

Core 2: 3-4 Hours

BIO 345  Evolution (3) (Pre- or corequisite(s): BIO 340 or LSC 347 or MBB 347 with C or better) 

OR

MIC 220 Biology of Microorganisms (3) (Prerequisite(s): BIO 181 or 281 with C or better; CHM 116)
AND
MIC 206 Biology of Microorganisms/Lab, SG (1) (Pre- or corequisite(s): MIC 205 or 220 with C or better if completed)

 

Electives 8-9 hours 
Select Upper Division hours as needed to meet the 12 hour requirement.
Select in consultation with a School of Life Science’s advisor.
*Maximum 3 hours credit for BIO/MIC/MBB 484 or 495

MIC 220 Biology of Microorganisms (3) (Prerequisite(s): BIO 181 or 281 with C or better; CHM 116)
AND
MIC 206 Biology of Microorganisms/Lab (1) ( Pre-or Co-requisites: MIC 205 or MIC 220 (with a C or better if completed))

Any BIO 300 or BIO 400 (except BIO 300, 301, 303, 319, 336, 390, 490, 499, 484)

Any MIC 300 or MIC 400 (except MIC 402)

Any MBB 300 or MBB 400

NOT FROM: BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 300, BIO 301, BIO 303, BIO 319, BIO 336, BIO 390, BIO 490, BIO 499, BIO 484, MIC 402, PLB 320, *** 495

 

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LABSCEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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