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Biology

Biology

Program Description

The general biology curriculum is designed to prepare students for a wide range of post-graduate options including graduate school, health professions, and others. It is an excellent choice for students that know they want to study biology, but are not certain what their ultimate goal may be.

For career information and department highlights, see the Biology page.

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Biology Department

Auburn University at Montgomery

Goodwyn Hall 301

334-244-3120

www.cas.aum.edu/departments/biology

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the General Biology major includes:


Required Courses

Course #

Course Name

Course Description

BIOL 4203

Ecology (WI) or BIOL 4200/4201 Ecology/Lab

The dynamics of the environment, accenting the description of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of local ecosystems, giving special attention to integrative and homeostatic processes, energy flow, nutrient cycles, and disruptive phenomena. This course includes a required laboratory component. Prerequisite BIOL 1020, BIOL 1021.

BIOL 2023

Botany or BIOL 2020/2021 Botany/Lab

The morphology, physiology, evolution, distribution, and importance of plants. This course includes a required laboratory component. Prerequisite BIOL 1020, BIOL 1021.

BIOL 2033

Zoology or BIOL 2030/2031 Zoology/Lab

Identification, taxonomic classification, phylogeny, distribution, life history, and economic/medical importance of protozoans, invertebrates and vertebrates. This course includes a required laboratory component. Prerequisite BIOL 1020, BIOL 1021.

CHEM 3300/3301

Biochemistry/Lab

A standard biochemistry course for students in the health and physical sciences. Emphasis on the major biomolecules and basic metabolism. Prerequisite CHEM 2300 or CHEM 3100 and CHEM 3101.