Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Biology Major


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Students interested in the biological sciences who desire to pursue professional or graduate work in those disciplines need a broad background in biology. This degree prepares students for work within the biological sciences at the bachelor’s level.  It also fulfills the requirements of most graduate programs leading to a master’s degree or doctorate.

There can be no double major within the Biological Science Majors, i.e., you may not declare a double major with Health Sciences and Biology or with Biology and Pre-Medical Profession or with Health Sciences and Pre-Medical Profession.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (45 credit hours)
Biology Core (49 credit hours)
Electives (26 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (45 credit hours)


Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)


Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)


Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Social Sciences (12 credit hours)


Take each of the following four courses:

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Biology


The faculty recommends students in the B.S. in Biology to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Biology major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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