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