Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Biology Department

Department Chair, Paul C. Madtes, Jr.

Faculty

Carrie D. Beal, PhD

Geoffrey A. Fuller, PhD

Chris A. Ingersol, MS

Paul C. Madtes, Jr., PhD

Michael J. Mendel, PhD

Daniel D. Mosher, EdD

Biology Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the biology program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • know the concepts, theories, and language of biology from historical and contemporary view points;
  • actively integrate a knowledge of biology and the Christian faith to clarify the impact of Scripture on the field of biology both morally and ethically;
  • give evidence of the knowledge of how to be good stewards of creation;
  • appreciate the diversity and function of life; and
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills to become professional educators, health care providers and environmentalists and serve God within the global community.

Biology Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Environmental Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO1094G Conservation of Natural Resources with Laboratory

4

ESS1034G Earth Science with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

4

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Select four from the following:

15-16

aBIO4014 Aquatic Biology with Laboratory

 

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

 

BIO3024 Field Botany with Laboratory

 

BIO4024 Introduction to Entomology with
Laboratory

 

BIO3094 Introduction to Tropical Ecology with
Laboratory

 

BIO3074 Ornithology with Laboratory

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT2063 Introduction to Statistics

3

ECO1033G Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total

67-68 Hours

The student with a major in biology (environmental track) must complete the designated cognate courses in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (General Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

Biology electives

11-12

(7-8 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

 

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

Total

46-47 Hours

The student with a major in biology (general track) must complete a minor in another field.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Graduate School/Industry Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

Select one of the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Select one of the following:

3-4

BIO4014 Aquatic Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO3024 Field Botany with Laboratory

 

BIO5029 Biology Internship

 

BIO4024 Introduction to Entomology with Laboratory

 

BIO3094 Introduction to Tropical Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3074 Ornithology with Laboratory

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology

 

Biology electives

7-8

(3-4 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above. 4 hours selected from courses numbered 4000 or above.)

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

Total

45-47 Hours

Recommended Electives

MAT1034 Calculus I

 

CSC1013G Introduction to Computing

 

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

 

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

 

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

 

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

 

The student with a major in biology (graduate school/industry) may complete an approved program of supporting courses in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Dentistry Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with
Laboratory

5

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

4

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Biology electives

3-4

(3-4 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT1013G Trigonometry

3

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

4

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

Total

69-70 Hours

Recommended Biology Electives

BIO4073 Cell Biology

 

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

BIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO5019 Independent Study: Human Anatomy

 

BIO2001 Medical Terminology

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology: Vertebrate
Physiology II

 

Additional Recommended Electives

CHE4024 Biochemistry II with Laboratory

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-dentistry track) must complete the designated cognates in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Medical Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

4

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Biology electives

7-8

(7-8 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

 

Biology electives

4

(4 hours selected from courses numbered 4000 or above.)

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT1034G Calculus I

4

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Total

70-71 Hours

Recommended Biology Electives

BIO4073 Cell Biology

 

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

BIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO5029 Biology Internship

 

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

 

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

 

Additional Recommended Electives

MAT2034 Calculus II

 

MAT2063 Introduction to Statistics

 

PSY4023 Physiological Psychology

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-medical track) must complete the designated cognates in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Occupational Therapy Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3009 Research Problems

1

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select from the following:

4-8

BIO2034 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory and BIO2044 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory

 

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1014G Introduction to Chemistry with Laboratory

4

CHE1024G Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry with Laboratory

4

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

MAT1013G Trigonometry or examination proficiency

0-3

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

PSY2013 Life Span Developmental Psychology

3

PSY3063 Abnormal Psychology

3

SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology

3

Select two of the following:

6-7

SOC/PSY3053 Social Psychology

 

MAN/SOC/PSY3083 Organizational Behavior

 

PSY2044 Theories of Learning

 

PSY3043 Psychology of Personality

 

PSY3093 Psychology of Health and Wellness

 

aSOC3073 Sociology of Community

 

Total

69-77 Hours

Recommended Electives

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

BIO5019 Independent Study in Human Anatomy

 

FCS2012 Contemporary Nutrition

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-occupational therapy track) must complete the designated cognates in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Optometry Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

4

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Biology electives

3-4

(3-4 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE4014 Biochemistry I

4

MAT1013G Trigonometry

3

MAT1034G Calculus I

4

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Total

77-78 Hours

Recommended Biology Electives

BIO4073 Cell Biology

 

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

BIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO5019 Independent Study: Human Anatomy

 

BIO2001 Medical Terminology

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology:

 

Vertebrate Physiology II

 

Additional Recommended Electives

CHE4024 Biochemistry II

 

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-optometry track) must complete the designated cognates in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Pharmacy Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

4

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Biology electives

3-4

(3-4 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT1034G Calculus I

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Total

73-74 Hours

Recommended Biology Electives

BIO4073 Cell Biology

 

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

BIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO5019 Independent Study: Human Anatomy

 

BIO2001 Medical Terminology

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology: Vertebrate Physiology II

 

Additional Recommended Electives

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

 

CHE4024 Biochemistry II with Laboratory

 

ECO1033G Principles of Macroeconomics

 

COM1023G Public Speaking

 

CHE3014 Quantitative Chemistry with Laboratory (Required for Ohio State University)

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-pharmacy track) must complete the designated cognates in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Physical Therapy Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select two of the following:

7-8

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology

 

BIO4073 Cell Biology

 

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

PED1002G Principles of Health and Fitness

2

PED1022 First Aid and CPR

2

PED4003 Kinesiology

3

PED4013 Physiology of Exercise

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

PSY2013 Life Span Developmental Psychology

3

SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology

3

Total

76-77 Hours

Recommended Electives

PSY3063 Abnormal Psychology

 

PED2023 Athletic Training

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

FCS2012 Contemporary Nutrition

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-physical therapy track) must complete the designated cognates in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Physician Assistant Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with
Laboratory

5

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3009 Research Problems

1

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select from the following:

4-8

BIO2034 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with
Laboratory and BIO2044 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory

 

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

 

Select two of the following (three hours must be numbered 4000 or above):

7-8

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology

 

BIO4073 Cell Biology

 

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

PSY2013 Life Span Developmental Psychology

3

SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology

3

Total

67-72 Hours

Recommended Electives

PSY3063 Abnormal Psychology

 

PSY3093 Psychology of Health and Wellness

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

FCS2012 Contemporary Nutrition

 

BIO5019 Independent Study in Human Anatomy

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-physician assistant track) must complete the designated cognates in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Veterinary Medicine Track)

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

4

Select one from the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select one from the following:

1

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics

 

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

 

Biology electives

3-4

(3-4 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

 

Required Cognate Courses

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT1013G Trigonometry

3

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

4

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Total

73-74 Hours

Recommended Biology Electives

BIO4073 Cell Biology

 

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship

 

BIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO5019 Independent Study: Human Anatomy

 

BIO2001 Medical Terminology

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology: Vertebrate Physiology II

 

Additional Recommended Electives

CHE4024 Biochemistry II with Laboratory

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

 

The student with a major in biology (pre-veterinary medicine track) must complete the chemistry minor that is included above.

Bachelor of Science in Life Science Education

Note: Students who wish to teach in grades seven through twelve, in multi-age education, or in vocational settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO2034 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory

4

BIO2044 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology

1

BIO4002 Content Teaching Methods in Life Sciences

2

BIO4073 Cell Biology

3

BIO4091 Biology Seminar

1

Select one of the following courses:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select one of the following biology field courses:

4

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

 

BIO3024 Field Botany with Laboratory

 

BIO3074 Ornithology with Laboratory

 

aBIO4014 Aquatic Biology with Laboratory

 

aBIO4024 Introduction to Entomology with
Laboratory

 

Required Major Cognate Courses

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

ESS1034G Earth Science with Laboratory

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

Required Education Courses

49

Total

107 Hours

Biology Minor

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

Select one of the following

3-4

BIO4014 Aquatic Biology with Laboratory

 

aBIO3024 Field Botany with Laboratory

 

BIO5029 Biology Internship

 

BIO4024 Introduction to Entomology with Laboratory

 

aBIO3094 Introduction to Tropical Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3074 Ornithology with Laboratory

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology

 

Biology electives

3-4

(3-4 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

 

Total

18-20 Hours

The biology minor is not available to students majoring in biology.

Environmental Biology Minor

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

BIO1094G Conservation of Natural Resources with Laboratory

4

Select one of the following:

4

BIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory

 

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory

 

Select one of the following:

4

aBIO3094 Introduction to Tropical Ecology with
Laboratory

 

BIO3074 Ornithology with Laboratory

 

aBIO4014 Aquatic Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO3024 Field Botany with Laboratory

 

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology
(must have a field focus)

 

BIO4024 Introduction to Entomology with
Laboratory

 

Total

20 Hours

The environmental biology minor is not available to students majoring in biology.