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2018-2019 Southeastern University - Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Southeastern University - Traditional Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Natural & Health Sciences


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Dean

Deborah Hazelbaker
Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Professor of Science and Mathematics

General Requirements

  1.  Exit exams for Biology and Mathematics majors;
  2. Students majoring in Biology Education or Mathematics Education must pass the subject area of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam.

The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers science and mathematics to every major in the university. This department also provides instruction for the Science and Mathematics Education majors offered in cooperation with the Department of Education.

Pre-Biology Program

A student desiring to declare a biology major or biology/pre-med major must first complete the following classes with a “C” or better, and must select the Pre-Biology Program for freshmen and sophomores until these courses have been successfully completed. This makes it possible for students who intend to major in a biology program to receive appropriate academic advising prior to entering their major. Students declare the Pre-Biology Program on the Major/Minor Declaration Form. NOTE: Students interested in biology should see their advisors about course sequencing in their freshman year.

• MATH 2144 Calculus I
• BIOL 1233 Fundamentals of Biology I
• BIOL 123L Fundamentals of Biology I Lab
• BIOL 1233 Fundamentals of Biology II
• BIOL 1233L Fundamentals of Biology II Lab
• NSCI 1533 General Chemistry I
• NSCI 153L General Chemistry I Lab
• NSCI 1633 General Chemistry II
• NSCI 163L General Chemistry II lab

Minimum Grade Requirement

A student completing a major or minor in the biology disciplines must earn a “C” or better in the biology and major core.

Pre-Mathematics Program

A student desiring to declare a major in mathematics must first complete the following classes with a “C” or better, and must select the Pre-Mathematics Program for freshmen and sophomores until these courses have been successfully completed. This makes it possible for students who intend to major in the mathematics program to receive appropriate academic advising prior to entering their major. Students declare the Pre-Mathematics Program on the Major/Minor Declaration Form. NOTE: Students interested in mathematics should see their advisors about course sequencing in their freshman year.

• MATH 2144 Calculus I
• MATH 2244 Calculus II

Minimum Grade Requirement

A student completing a major or minor in mathematics must earn a “C” or better in the mathematics core.

Bachelor of Science in Biology/PreMed

Students considering Biology/PreMed as a major will need to carefully consider career goals. Those students who plan a career in medicine must have a high grade point average and high scores on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) or the appropriate admissions test for that field, to gain admission to medical school. It will be necessary for all Biology/PreMed majors to work closely with their academic advisors to ensure proper selection of the sequence of courses and appropriate electives for their chosen career path.

Bachelor of Science in General Biology

Students considering General Biology as a major will need to carefully consider career goals. Those students who plan a career in research must have a high grade point average and high scores on the GRE to gain admission to graduate school. Those planning a career in Biology immediately upon graduation will be best served by a broad background in each of the subspecialty areas of biology. It will be necessary for all Biology majors to work closely with their academic advisor in order to ensure proper selection of the correct sequence of courses and appropriate electives for their chosen career path.

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