Biology

The Study of Life

A Biology program at Florida College is designed to educate students about life at its various levels from the biosphere to molecular underpinnings of complex biological systems through relevant and rigorous academic and experiential learning opportunities. The foundational curriculum includes the study of cell biology, chemistry, physics, behavioral science, evolution, and ecology. The core biology curriculum includes the study of biochemistry, microbiology, neuroscience, genetics, cell biology, bioethics, and research analysis & techniques. The courses will be taught in alignment with the college’s overall emphasis on spiritual, mental, physical, and social development. Successful completion of the Biology program at Florida College will provide students with a comprehensive education grounded in biblical principles, liberal arts education, rigorous practical relevance, and a viable path to career and advanced educational pursuits in biology.

Program Outcomes

Students will demonstrate proficient knowledge of foundational biology-specific subject curriculum as well as familiarity with advanced field-specific topics. Upon completion of the biology major, students will demonstrate technical knowledge, analytical skill, rigorous experimental design capabilities, and robust written and oral communication skills.

Degree Coordinator

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Potential Careers

Physicians
Biological Scientists
Life Scientists
Agricultural Technicians
Biological Science Teachers

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Curriculum

General Education

Bible Knowledge, Content Knowledge, Content Skills, Behavior, Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
VariousBible (FA/SP)18
ENC 1101Freshman Comp I3
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II3
VariousHumanities6
MAC 1147Pre-calculus/Trigonometry3
VariousPhysical Education3
PSY 1012General Psychology3
VariousSocial Science3
VariousSocial or Behavioral Science3
SPC 1108Public Speaking3

Total 48

Biology Foundation Courses

Content Knowledge, Content Skills, Analysis, Critical Thinking, Abstract Thinking

BSC 2010Biology I w/ Lab4
BSC 2011Biology II w/Lab4
CHM 1045General Chemistry I w/ Lab4
CHM 1046General Chemistry II w/ Lab4
MAC 2311Calculus I4
STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
PHY 1053General Physics I4
PHY 1054General Physics II4

Total 31

Core Supporting Courses

One of Two Course Sequences Required

CHM 2210Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 2211Organic Chemistry II4

Total 8

Biology Core Courses

Content Knowledge, Content Skills, Analysis, Critical Thinking, Abstract Thinking, Ethics, Research Practices and Techniques

BCH 3023Biochemistry3
PCB 3063Genetics3
PCB 3063LGeneral Genetics Lab2
PCB 3043Ecology4
PHI 3633Introduction to Biomedical Ethics3
MCB 3020Microbiology w/lab4
BSC 3933Senior Seminar1

Total 23

Biology Elective Courses

Bible Knowledge, Content Knowledge, Content Skills, Behavior, Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
PCB 4843Neurophysiology3
PCB 4843LNeurophysiology Lab2
BSC 4910Research Experience3 - 6
PCB 4234Immunology3
BSC 3933Senior Seminar1
MCB 4503Virology3
BSC 3933Nutrition3

Choose At Least 4 Courses (12 Hours)

122 Total Hours

Recommended Program Sequence

Freshmen Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
Freshman Composition I3
Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
General Chemistry & QA I4
History & Geography: Old Testament2
Biology I with Lab4
Bible1
Total 17 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Freshman Composition II3
Statistics3
General Chemistry & QA II4
History & Geography: New Testament2
Bible1
Biology II with Lab4
Total 17 Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
Bible 3
Social Science3
Organic Chemistry I4
Bible1
Bible2
General Psychology3
Calculus I4
Total 17 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Bible (TR) 1
Behavioral Science II3
Organic Chemistry II4
Old Testament Poetry & Wisdom Lit.3
Bible1
Health and Wellness2
PE1
Total 14 Hours

Junior Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
Bible 2
Biochemistry3
Bible2
General Physics I4
Ecology4
Genetics3
Total 16 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
General Genetics Lab2
Introduction to Biomedical Ethics3
Bible2
General Physics II4
Cell Biology3
Total 14 Hours

Senior Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
Biology Elective3
Biology Elective3
Biology Elective3
Bible2
Public Speaking3
Total 14 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Microbiology w/ Lab4
Senior Seminar1
Biology Elective3
Bible2
Humanities II3
Total 13 Hours
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