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Division of Continuing Studies

Biology

Required:

Biology    
BIOL 1450 Biology I 5 hrs
BIOL 1750 Biology II 5 hrs
Biology Electives No less than 9 upper division from UNO 26 hrs
     
Chemistry: (used as a secondary field)
Either Pre-Health    
CHEM 1140/1144 College Chemistry 5 hrs
CHEM 2210/2214 Elementary Organic Chemistry 5 hrs
CHEM 3650/3654 Biochemistry 4 hrs
or Pre-Med
CHEM 1180/1184 General Chemistry I 4 hrs
CHEM 1190/1194 General Chemistry II 4 hrs
CHEM 2250 Organic Chemistry I 3 hrs
CHEM 2260/2274 Organic Chemistry II 5 hrs
 
Physics:
Either    
PHYS 1050/1054 Introduction to Physics 5 hrs
or
   
PHYS 1110/1154 General Physics 5 hrs
     
PHYS 1120/1164 General Physics 5 hrs
or
   
PHYS 2110/1154 General Physics-Calculus Level 5 hrs
     
PHYS 2120/1160 General Physics-Calculus Level 5 hrs

Additional information:
Very few upper level biology courses are offered at night. Thirty-six hours in Biology needed to complete this Area of Concentration.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in biology provides a study of life, individual organisms, their communities, and the systems, cells, and processes that make up living matter. Some biologists conduct research to increase the knowledge about living organisms, while those in applied research use this knowledge to develop medicines, increase crop yields, and improve the environment. Biology students may find careers in research, education, toxicology, quality control, conservation, genetics, biotechnology, microbiology, zoology, botany, pharmaceuticals, technical writing, administration, and legislation. A degree in biology can also lead to careers in healthcare by preparing students for medical school and other professional/advanced degrees or licenses (i.e. pharmacy, nursing, pathology, physical therapy, radiology, public health, etc.).

For more career information, check out U.S. Department of Labor - Biological Scientists, AIBS Careers in Biology, or UNO Career Center .

Revised 08/07