General Education Requirements
A minimum of 49 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years. For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements. However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements. Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information. Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work. See General Education Requirements for more information.
Biology majors must complete the following course as a part of the general education requirements: MATH 1473 OR MATH 1513.
A Biology minor will consist of 18 hours of courses in Biology. Note that General Biological Science (BIOL 1113 or BIOL 1114), General Biological Science Lab (BIOL 1111) and Selected Topics in Biological Science Education (BIOL 4480) do not count toward a minor.
Marine Sciences - Through an affiliation agreement with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) NSU students may take a variety of courses offered each summer at the Ocean Springs, Mississippi campus and field station whose classrooms include the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi barrier islands, bays, beaches, bayous, salt marshes and coastal river systems. GCRL courses include: Marine Biology, Coastal Vegetation, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Ichthyology, Marine Mammals, Coastal Marine Geology and Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology. Many of these courses may be substituted into NSU’s B.S. Biology degree plans. See the Natural Sciences Department Chair for more details on the program and visit the GCRL web page at http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/.