College of Natural and Social Sciences
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- Charles Bicak, Chair
- Professors: Bicak, Hertner, Ikenberry, Longfellow, Lund, Nagel, Rothenberger, Spessard, Springer, True, Williams
Associate Professor: Ericson
Assistant Professor: Albrecht, Steele, Twigg
Lecturers: Gronewold, Maddux, Schuller
Students who plan to major in Biology should have a strong high school background in science (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math). Those who have had (1) 3 years of high school science including biology and chemistry and a minimum score of 20 on the ACT, or (2) who CLEP BIOL 103GS may enroll in BIOL 104GS (Botany) or BIOL 107GS (Zoology), which are applicable to General Studies requirements. Students not having this background should take BIOL 103GS.
- To prepare teachers in subject matter and in methods for the teaching of biology and related subjects;
- To help meet the requirements of the general education program;
- To furnish adequate background in the biological sciences for pre-professional students and for others who require training in that area;
- To prepare students for graduate work and for research;
- To prepare students for careers which require general biological knowledge.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses counting towards a Biology major option is required for graduation.
Three options are available in this major:
- I. Biology Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
II. Biology Comprehensive Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
III. Biology Teaching Subject Endorsement Option - Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
The minor in Biology is available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines.
Courses with the prefix BIOL are offered by the department.
The Department advises students in 2+2 programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, which are completed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL. The Department also advises Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Forestry and Wildlife students.