Mississippi College

The Biology Research track is created for students who wish to pursue a career in research. In addition to the general education requirements, student doing this track must take the following courses.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Math and Science Required Courses (32 sem hrs)

  • Biology 111 (4 hrs) [Freshman Biology]
  • Biology 112 (4 hrs) [Freshman Biology] 
  • Biology 305 (3 hrs) [Cell Biology] 
  • Biology 306 (3 hrs) [Genetics] 
  • Biology 307 (2 hrs) [Cell and Genetics Laboratory]
  • Biology 431 (1 hr) [Biology Seminar] 
  • Biology 432 (1 hr) [Biology Capstone] 
  • Chemistry 141 (4 hrs) [Freshman Chemistry] 
  • Chemistry 142 (4 hrs) [Freshman Chemistry] 
  • Chemistry 303 (3 hrs) [Organic Chemistry] 
  • Chemistry 304 (2 hrs) [Organic Chemistry Lab]

Two mathematics courses chosen from the following:

  • Math 121 (3 hrs) [Calculus with Analytic Geometry I]
  • Math 206 (3 hrs) [Applied Calculus]
  • Math 207 (3 hrs) [Statistics] (required)*

Two physics courses chosen from the following (8 sem hrs):

  • Physics 151 (4 hrs) [non-calculus based Physics]
  • Physics 152 (4 hrs) [non-calculus based Physics] 
  • Physics 251 (4 hrs) [calculus based Physics] 
  • Physics 252 (4 hrs) [calculus based Physics]

Other Courses

  • Communications 203 [Professional Communication Skills] (3 hrs) or 304 [Public Speaking] (3 hrs) is required.

In addition to the above Math and Science required courses the student must take as least twelve semester hours of 300-400 level biology courses and six semester hours of independent research.

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