Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Major

Functional Biology of Animals

This course of study is designed to provide students with an understanding of animal physiology consistent with the expectations of medical and dental education programs, veterinary medicine
programs, anatomy and physiology graduate programs, or a career in research (as a clinical or basic science research technician). The Cell and Molecular Concentration is also an option for students interested in medically related fields.

We strongly recommend that students preparing for careers in medically related fields take both BIOL 213 and 214. Students planning on careers in research or a research application field are encouraged to participate in a research experience (e.g., BIOL 491 Independent Research in Biology, BIOL 498 Honors Research or BIOL 499 Senior Thesis in Biology). Pre-clinical students are encouraged to participate in volunteer work or internships within a clinical setting. Consult with your adviser about these opportunities.

 

FOUNDATION COURSES
Course
Units
BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics
4
BIOL 202 Biology II: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
4
BIOL 204 Educational and Career Planning for the Biologist
1
BIOL 309 Principles of Genetics
3
Total units
13

BREADTH COURSES
Course
Units
BIOL 208
or
BIOL 205
and
BIOL 207
Biodiversity

General Botany

General Zoology
3

4

4
BIOL 405
or
BIOL 408
or
BIOL 409
Molecular Ecology

Cell Biology

Molecular Biology
4

4

4
BIOL 221 & 221L+
and
BIOL 222 & 222L+
or
BIOL 325*
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Animal Physiology
4

4

4
Total units
11-16

+Recommended for students interested in clinical field

 

ELECTIVE COURSES
Courses
Units
BIOL 470
Advanced Physiology
4
Choose one of the following or two of the following if BIOL 325 is taken:
BIOL 305 Electron Microscopy
4
BIOL 315 Medical Microbiology
4
BIOL 360 Histology
4
BIOL 367 Endocrinology
3
BIOL 421 Immunology
4
BIOL 427 Neuromuscular Mechanisms of the Upper Body
2
BIOL 428 Virology
3
BIOL 463 Developmental Biology
3
Total units
2-4

FREE ELECTIVE
Course
Units
Select one biology elective from lists of electives in any Biology concentration
or
BIOL 491
or
BIOL 498
and
BIOL 499




Elective independent research

Honors Research in Biology

Honors Thesis in Biology
3-4



3

2

2
Total units
3-4

ANCILLARY COURSES
Courses
Units
CHEM 131 & 131L
and
CHEM 132 & 132L
General Chemistry I Lecture

General Chemistry II Lecture

4


4
CHEM 331
and
CHEM 332
Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry II
5

5
PHYS 211
and
PHYS 212
or
PHYS 241
and
PHYS 242
General Physics I

General Physics II

General Physics I Calculus-based

General Physics II Calculus-based
4

4

4

4
MATH 211
or
MATH 237
or
MATH 273
or
PSYC 212
Calculus for Applications**

Elementary Biostatistics**

Calculus**

Behavioral Statistics
3

4

4

4
Total units
25-30

** Recommended courses

 

 

Department of Biological Sciences
Smith Hall, Room 341 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3042
Fax: 410-704-2405
E-mail: biolsci@towson.edu


 

Students interested in human anatomy and physiology often choose the functional biology of animals concentration. However, students interested in animal physiology, comparative anatomy and environmental physiology might also be interested in this concentration.

 

 

 

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