MSU Billings Catalog

Biology Environmental Sciences Option Bachelor of Science Degree *Program placed on moratorium*

Required Courses

General Education Requirements31
Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses in order to minimize the number of courses needed to satisfy the requirements of the major. 1
NOTE: 10 credits will be filled with requirements below, leaving 21 credits needed in Gen Ed.
Biology Requirements
BIOB 160Principles of Living Systems *3
BIOB 161Principles Living Systems Lab *1
BIOB 170Principles of Bio Diversity3
BIOB 171Principles Bio Diversity Lab1
BIOB 260Cellular & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 261Cellular & Molecular Biol Lab1
BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOB 376General Genetics Lab1
BIOB 490Undergraduate Research2
or BIOB 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ
BIOB 499Senior Thesis/Capstone1
BIOE 370General Ecology3
BIOE 371General Ecology Lab1
BIOM 360General Microbiology3
BIOM 361General Microbiology Lab1
Upper Division Biology Electives selected in consultation with advisor.11
Subtotal38
Chemistry Requirements
CHMY 141College Chemistry I *3
CHMY 142College Chemistry I Lab *1
CHMY 143College Chemistry II3
CHMY 144College Chemistry II Lab1
CHMY 211Elements of Organic Chemistry3
CHMY 212Elements of Organic Chem Lab1
Subtotal12
Chemistry Electives
Select eight credits from the following:8
Biochemistry
Biochemistry Lab
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys
Advanced Instrument Analysis
Adv Instrument Analysis Lab
Subtotal8
Mathematics/Statistics Requirements
M 171Calculus I *4
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics *4
Subtotal8
Physics Requirements
Select one of the following with a lab:4
College Physics I
and College Physics I Lab *
Physics I
and Physics I Lab
Subtotal4
Earth Science and Geography Requirements
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geology *3
GEO 102Intro to Physical Geology Lab *1
GEO 205Mineralogy4
GPHY 282Mapping Techniques3
Upper Division Earth Science Electives to be chosen from courses in GEO, ERTH, or GPHY9
Subtotal20
Electives8
Recommended course:
Envir Impact & Policy Analysis
Total Minimum Credits120
1

The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major: BIOB 160, BIOB 161, CHMY 141, M 171, andSTAT 216

*

May satisfy General Education requirements.

 Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
Fall
BIOB 160
BIOB 161
Principles of Living Systems
and Principles Living Systems Lab
4
CHMY 141
CHMY 142
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
4
GEO 101
GEO 102
Intro to Physical Geology
and Intro to Physical Geology Lab
4
M 171Calculus I4
or STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics
Total16
Spring
BIOB 170
BIOB 171
Principles of Bio Diversity
and Principles Bio Diversity Lab
4
CHMY 143
CHMY 144
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
4
M 171Calculus I4
or STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics
General Education v
TotalVaries
Second Year
Fall
BIOB 260
BIOB 261
Cellular & Molecular Biology
and Cellular & Molecular Biol Lab
4
GPHY 282Mapping Techniques3
GEO 205Mineralogy4
General Education v
TotalVaries
Spring
BIOB 375
BIOB 376
General Genetics
and General Genetics Lab
4
CHMY 211
CHMY 212
Elements of Organic Chemistry
and Elements of Organic Chem Lab
4
General Education v
TotalVaries
Third Year
Fall
CHMY 311
CHMY 312
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
and Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys
4
GEO 309Sedimentation and Stratigraphy3
BIOE 370
BIOE 371
General Ecology
and General Ecology Lab
4
Select one of the following:4
College Physics I
and College Physics I Lab
Physics I
and Physics I Lab
Electivesv
TotalVaries
Spring
Biology Elective4
Earth Science Elective3
General Educationv
Electives3
TotalVaries
Fourth Year
Fall
Biology Elective3
BIOM 360
BIOM 361
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
BIOB 490Undergraduate Research1
Earth Science Elective3
General Educationv
TotalVaries
Spring
Biology Elective4
BIOB 490Undergraduate Research1
BIOB 499Senior Thesis/Capstone1
CHMY 421
CHMY 422
Advanced Instrument Analysis
and Adv Instrument Analysis Lab
5
General Educationv
Electives4
TotalVaries