Feb 23, 2020  
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog

Biology Major (B.S.)


This major is intended to broadly prepare students in the biological sciences. With careful selection of electives, students may be equipped to pursue graduate work, medical studies, research, field biology, industrial work, government positions, or other related areas.

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


Major Core


III. Biology Major - 60-61 Credits


All major core classes must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Choose two of the following math* options:


IV. Electives - 22-23 Credits *


  • Electives (300-400 level) 6 Credits
  • Electives 16-17 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Recommended BIB/THE electives:


Recommended Social Science elective:


Four-Year Suggested Program for the Biology Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 14 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 17 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the service credit requirements are required for departmental admission in the Biology major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 17 Credits


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester - 14 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits (THE 334X  recommended)
  • 3 Credits
  • SCI - Science Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits