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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Core Requirements (30 credit hours)

  • EN1013,1023 – Literary Heritage I and II (6 cr. hrs.)
  • HI1413 – Historical Thinking (3 cr. hrs.)
  • HI1703, HI1713, HI1723, or HI1733 (3 cr. hrs.)
  • RS1003 – The Themes of the Bible (3 cr. hrs.)
  • RS1403 – The Christian Way (3 cr. hrs.)
  • RS2003, 2033 – Old/New Testament in Its Context (6 cr. hrs.)
  • RS3713 – Christianity and Natural Science (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ID4763 – Ethical Reasoning (3 cr. hrs.)

Area Requirements (24 credit hours)

  • MT1203 – Introduction to Statistics or MT1253 – Statistics for the Life Sciences I (3 cr. hrs.)
  • MT2253 – Statistics for the Life Sciences II (3 cr. hrs.)
  • Economics, Psychology, or Sociology Elective (3 cr. hrs.)
  • Biblical or Christian Studies Elective (3 cr. hrs.)
  • CH1013, 1023– Introduction to Chemistry I and II (6 cr. hrs.)
  • CH2113 – Organic Chemistry (3 cr. hrs.)
  • PY1113 – Physics for the Life Sciences (3 cr. hrs.)

Major Requirements

Major course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biology is 42 credit hours. For more information on specific requirements, please see the Programs and Course Descriptions.

Electives

  • Math/Science Electives (9 credit hours)
  • General Electives (15 credit hours)

Bachelor of Science Degree – Major

The Bachelor of Science degree is available with a major in Biology. The general requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree as stated previously must be fulfilled.

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree should consult their faculty advisors before the beginning of their third year of study so that the necessary courses to prepare for the thesis can be taken during the third year.

The following steps must be taken during the third year:

  1. A prospective supervisor must be contacted and a possible topic discussed.
  2. A thesis application form must be obtained from the Academic Office.
  3. The completed application must be approved by the prospective supervisor and submitted to the Academic Office by March 15th of the year prior to the year in which the thesis is to be done.
    Note: Late applications will not normally be considered. They may be considered only if a letter of appeal is provided with the application which outlines a legitimate reason why the student could not get the application in on time. The criteria for granting the appeal will be the same as if the student were applying to hand in a paper after the last day of classes or write an examination after the examination period.
  4. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will discuss the application with the prospective supervisor and other faculty in the major. The Research and Ethics Committee may also consider the merits of the application.
  5. If the proposal is not deemed to be completely satisfactory by the Research and Ethics Committee, the student may be required to revise and resubmit it over the summer.

The following requirements must be met by those wishing to do an Honours degree. (Any exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee, with support from the prospective supervisor, prior to presenting an application to the Research and Ethics Committee.)

  1. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all work credited to the degree to date as well as at graduation.
  2. The student must have no mark below “B-” in any course credited toward the major.
  3. The student must have no mark below “C-” in any course credited toward the degree.
  4. It must be possible for the student to complete at least 24 credit hours of the major requirements before the beginning of the year in which the thesis is to be done, including any methodology or theory courses.
  5. At least the final 60 credit hours of the Honours degree must have been earned at Crandall University.
  6. At least 30 credit hours of the major must be done at Crandall University. In a case where a transfer student who applies to write a thesis, the courses transferred into the major must be approved for credit toward an Honours Degree by the faculty in the discipline.
  7. Some individual Honours degrees may have other requirements or specific courses within the major that need to be taken. See the Course Descriptions section of the Academic Calendar for further information regarding each discipline’s Honours requirements.

The following requirements must be met in order for an Honours Degree to be awarded:

  1. A total of 54 credit hours must be completed in the major.
  2. A six credit hour thesis must be included in the 54 credit hours.
  3. For Bachelor of Science students, a minimum of eight lab courses within the major are also included in the 54 credit hours.
  4. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the entire program.
  5. The student must have no mark below “B-” in any course credited toward the major.
  6. The student must have no mark below “C-” in any course credited toward the degree.

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