Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14


Integrative Animal Biology (IAB)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 26.0101 (Track 1 of 2)

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

Integrative Animal Biology is the study of the biology of animals. It explores the structure and function of invertebrates, humans, and other vertebrates. The objective of the program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with special emphasis on animals. The program will prepare students for further education (e.g., medicine, veterinary medicine, animal biology, evolutionary biology) or for careers in fields such as medical assistance, veterinary assistance, animal care, and aquarium and zoo biology and education.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

  • BSC X010/X010L Biology I with Lab or BSC X010C or BSC X040/040L
  • BSC X011/X011L Biology II with Lab or BSC X2011C or BSC X041/X041L or ZOO X0101/0101L or BOT X010/X010L or BOT X013/X013L
  • CHM X045/X045L General Chemistry I with Lab or CHM X045C or CHM X040 and CHM X041
  • CHM X046/X046L General Chemistry II with Lab or CHM X046C
  • CHM X210/X210L Organic Chemistry I with Lab and CHM X211/X211L or (CHM X210C and X211C) or (PHY X053/X053L and PHY X054/X054L) or (PHY X048/X048L and PHY X049/X049L)
  • MAC X311 Calculus I or MAC X233 or MAC X253 or MAC X281 or MAC X241
  • MAC X312 Calculus II or MAC X282 or MAC X234 or STA X023 or STA X024 or STA X321

Total Major Hours: 74-75 Hours

Major Core Courses - 58-59 Hours

Required Courses (24-25 credit hours)Supporting Courses in the Natural Sciences (minimum 34 credits hours):

Major Elective Courses - 16 Hours

Elective Courses (minimum 16 credit hours):

Any integrative Biology or Cell, Molecular and Microbiology courses, with the exception of those intended for non-majors.

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Major Faculty

Chairperson: P. Stiling; Professors: S. Bell, T. Crisman, E. McCoy, P. Motta, H. Mushinsky, S. Pierce, P. Stiling; Associate Professors: S. Deban, G. Fox, V. Harwood, J. Rohr, K. Scott; Assistant Professors: M. Lajeunesse, D. Lewis, L. Martin, C. Richards; Instructors: C. Osovitz, B. Predmore

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