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Biology Education, B.S.

Requirements

Biology is the study of living organisms and includes study of subjects such as evolution, ecology, zoology, physiology, anatomy, and botany among other subjects. Completion of this degree will prepare students to teach classes in high school biology, and related subjects, plus integrated science at the 7th grade level.

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Matriculation Requirements:
Admission to Professional Education status is a requirement for enrollment in professional studies level courses. Admission criteria includes:
  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or if student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 38 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses  
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
  PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 87 Credits
  BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory 1
  BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
  BIOL 1625 College Biology II Laboratory 1
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
and MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
or MICR 3450 General Microbiology  (3.0)  
and MICR 3455 General Microbiology Laboratory  (1.0)  
  BIOL 3500 Genetics 3
  BIOL 3700 General Ecology 3
  BIOL 4200 Teaching Methods in Science 3
  BIOL 4500 Principles of Evolution 3
  BIOL 494R Student Seminar 1
  BOT 2050 Field Botany 3
or BOT 2100 Flora of Utah  (3.0)  
or BOT 4300 Native Trees and Shrubs of Utah  (3.0)  
  BOT 3340 Plant Biology 4
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
  ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
  ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 3100 Vertebrate Zoology 3
  ZOOL 3105 Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 3200 Invertebrate Zoology 3
  ZOOL 3205 Invertebrate Zoology 1
  CHEM 1115 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory 1
  CHEM 1120 Elementary Organic Bio-Chemistry 1
  CHEM 1125 Elementary Organic Bio-Chemistry Laboratory 1
  GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology 3
  GEO 1015 Introduction to Geology Laboratory 1
Education Courses: 1  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2

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  1. Complete the required minimum credit hours.
  2. If an AA or AS degree has been earned, a maximum of 64 of these credits may apply toward the BS.
  3. At least 30 credit hours in residence at UVU or satellite sites are required, with 10 hours earned during the last 45 hours.
  4. A minimum of 40 credits must be upper-division (numbered 3000 or above).
  5. A minimum of 30 credits must be in the major (BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL prefixes), courses as follows: minimum of 9 Biology credits must be taken at UVU and a minimum of 20 Biology credits must be upper-division.
  6. Complete the appropriate application for graduation form.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
  8. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
Footnotes:
1-Must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
BIOL 1615 College Biology I Lab 1
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
American Institutions GE List 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
BIOL 1625 College Biology II Lab 1
BIOL 3500 Molecular Genetics 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 3700 General Ecology 3
CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for Health Sciences 4
CHEM 1115 Elementary Chemistry  Lab 1
GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology 3
GEO 1015 Introduction to Geology Lab 1
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 1
MICR 2060 and MICR 2065 or MICR 3450 and MICR 3455 Microbiology for Health Professions and Microbiology for Health Professions Lab or General Microbiology and General Microbiology Laboratory 4
CHEM 1120 Elementary Organic Bio-Chemistry 4
CHEM 1125 Elementary Organic Bio-Chemistry Lab 1
BOT 2050 or BOT 2100 of BOT 4300 Field Botany or Flora of Utah or Native Trees and Shrubs of Utah 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: Student would apply to Secondary Education Program during this semester.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
BOT 3340 Plant Biology 4
ZOOL 3200 Invertebrate Zoology 3
ZOOL 3205 Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory 1
BIOL 494R Student Seminar 1
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
Humanities Distribution GE List 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 3100 Vertebrate Zoology 3
ZOOL 3105 Vertebrate Zoology Lab 1
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
Fine Arts Distribution GE List 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 4200 Teaching Methods in Science 3
BIOL 4500 Principles of Evolution 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction/ESL 3
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
HIST 4320 History of Scientific Thought (recommended for Social/Behavioral Science Distribution) 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching-Secondary 8
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 125

Department

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Biology

Location:

SB 243

Telephone:

801-863-8511

Email:

korstaal@inyectomotriz.com

Web Address:

inyectomotriz.com/biology/

Chair:

James Price

Chair UVU Email:

PRICEJM@inyectomotriz.com

 
 

Mission Statement

365体育官方网址The mission of the Department of Biology is two-fold: first, we are committed to educate students in the principle tenets of biology through structured inquiry and opportunities for individualized experiential learning. Second, we are committed to teaching ethical behavior in experimental design and practice to all of our students. The department strives to provide the best educational opportunities possible for students to attain their academic goals and to facilitate faculty in scholarship in an atmosphere that encourages free exchange of ideas.

Our Philosophy and Values

The Department of Biology believes that students and faculty have a shared responsibility to obtain knowledge. Faculty should maintain their expertise by ongoing investigation, presentation, and pursuit of scholarly activities. In addition to the pursuit of scholarly information in biology, students should develop skills in communication, analysis, and critical thinking relevant to biology and other disciplines.

Goals

The Department of Biology recognizes excellent student education as its first priority. In addition to formal programs of study, we offer opportunities for research, service, field and laboratory activities, and secondary education training.

The UVU Biology program offers a variety of courses that investigate the living world, including courses in biology, botany, ecology, genetics, human physiology, microbiology, and zoology. A course of study may be designed to provide breadth in the life sciences or emphasize field or laboratory oriented biology.

 
 

Biology

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Career Opportunities

Majors in Biology prepare for a wide variety of occupations in education, government, medicine, and research. Students majoring in a UVU Bachelor’s program should meet with the Biology Department advisor early in their program.

 

Job Outlook

365体育官方网址Graduates with degrees in Biology are especially in demand in the secondary education, health, natural resource management, and biotechnology areas.

 

Programs

Eight degree options are available: Associate in Science or Associate in Arts with a pre-major in Biology; Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies (IS) with a Biology emphasis, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Biology Education, and Bachelor of Science in Botany. A minor in biology is available for those in other baccalaureate programs.

All AS/AA and BS Biology, Botany, and IS majors must consult with the Biology Department advisor prior to their first semester of enrollment at UVU or immediately upon changing to one of these majors to formulate a plan of study. BS in Biotechnology majors consult with the Biotechnology advisor. BS in Biology Education majors consult with Biology Secondary Education advisor. BS in Integrated Studies must also consult with the Integrated Studies advisor. Those interested in Regulatory Affairs need to speak with the Regulatory Affairs Program Director.

Students interested in a career in biology or related field are encouraged to earn at least a baccalaureate degree (BS). Many professions (e.g., pharmacy, medicine) require additional post-baccalaureate education. The UVU AS/AA degree is intended for students who plan to use it as a first step toward a baccalaureate degree. The AS/AA degree may be granted to those who do not continue in a bachelor’s program and meet the minimum requirements. The Departmental Bachelor of Science Degrees may be used for entry into a career or in preparation for post-baccalaureate (for masters and doctoral degrees) or professional education (e.g., medical, dental) education. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Studies, Biology emphasis is available. Please see Biology advisors for more information.

 
 

Faculty

Virginia Bayer(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biological Science, B.A., Classical Languages, University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Medical Sciences-Neuroscience, Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Science; D.V.M., Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Margaret Beucher(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Mercyhurst College, Ph.D., Genetics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Mark Bracken(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S Zoology, Emphasis in Physiology; Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University.

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James Bradshaw(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biochemistry & Cell Biology, University of California-San Diego; Ph.D., Physiology & Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University.

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Lauren Brooks(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Environmental Science, Marshal University, M.S., Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Ph.D, Microbiology, Oregon State University.

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Paul Bybee(1994)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



A.S., General Science, B.S., Zoology/Botany/Geology, Weber State University; M.S., Ecology, Ph.D., Zoology (Comparative Evolutionary Biology, Vertebrate Paleontology), Brigham Young University.

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Kristin de Nesnera(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California.

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Eric Domyan(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, M.Ed., Education, Ohio State University; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Paul Dunn(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Ph.D., Biology, University of Oregon.

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Ashley Egan(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



BS, Biology, Utah State University, PhD, Microbiology/Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University - Provo,

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Daniel Fairbanks(2019)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Portuguese & Agronomy, Brigham Young Unviversity - Provo, M.S., Plant Breeding, University of Minnesota, PhD, Agronomy & Plant Genetics, University of Arizona,

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Sara Flood(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, The University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; M.ForSci., Ph.D., Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, The University of Western Australia;

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Michaela Gazdik(2016)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biotechnology, Rutgers University; M.S., Ph.D., Biomedical sciences, State University of New York-Albany.

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James Harris(1986)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Botany, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Botany, University of Alberta.

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Colleen Hough(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine; M.S., Microbiology, Washington State University; Ph.D., Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine.

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Mark Huynh(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Utah Valley University, A.S., General Studies, Salt Lake Community College, M.S., Genetics & Biotechnology, Brigham Young University - Provo, M.S., Clinical Sciences, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Olga Kopp(2003)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Universidad nacional de Colombia; M.S., Ornamental Horticulture, Ph.D., Botany, University of Tennessee.

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Ruhul Kuddus(2003)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Rajendra College of the University of Dhaka, Dhaka Bangladesh; M.S., Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka Bangladesh; M.S., Biology, George Mason University; Ph.D., Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry (Microbiology), University of Pittsburgh.

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Alma Glenn Laney(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.Sc., Microbiology, Oregon State University, A.A., Southwestern Oregon Community College, M.Sc., Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas, PhD, Plant Science, University of Arkansas,

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Catherine Malone(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



AA, General Education, Santa Monica College; B.A., Ecology Evolution Behavior, University of California; Ph.D., Genetics, Texas A & M University.

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T. Ogden(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Zoology, Ph.D., Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University; M.S., with mention in Zoology, Universidad de Concepción.

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Bruce Parker(1992)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Microbiology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Biology, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Utah State University.

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James Price(1999)

Professor

Department: Biology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Biology, University of California; Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Colorado.

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Robert Robbins(1995)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Botany, Iowa State University; M.S., Ph.D., Botany, University of Illinois.

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Michael Shively(1992)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



M.S., Ph.D., Anatomy, D.V.M., Purdue University.

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Michael Stevens(2010)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Conservation Biology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Sebstien Tauzin(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Bordeaux1; Ph.D., Cell Biology & Physiopathology, University of Geneva.

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Danielle Taylor(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Ph.D., Neuroscience, Arizona State University.

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Devin Taylor(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University; M.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Neuroscience, Arizona State University.

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Richard Tolman(2002)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., General Science Composite, M.S.Ed., Science Education, University of Utah; Ph.D., Science Education, Oregon State.

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Renee Van Buren(1995)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Botany, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Botany, Arizona State University.

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Wayne Whaley(1991)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S, Ph.D., Zoology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Arizona.

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Heather Wilson-Ashworth(2000)

Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.A., Math Education, Ph.D., Physiology and Anatomy, Brigham Young University.

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Ryan Wolt(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Westminster College, Ph.D., Wildlife & Fisheries/Marine Biology, Texas A&M University.

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Scott Woodward(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Biology
Faculty



A.S., College of Eastern Utah; B.S., Biology, Ph.D., Genetics, Utah State University.

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Geoffrey Zahn(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Faculty



M.S., Biology, Missouri State University; Ph.D., Biology, University of Arkansas.

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