Bachelor of Science in Biology
The undergraduate curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is designed to prepare students for employment in academia, government, or industry; for graduate studies in the biological sciences or science teaching; or for admission to medical, dental, or veterinary schools. The theme of the curriculum is systems biology, employing a systems approach in solving biological problems. All students participate in research through undergraduate research courses. The School also offers the International Plan, Business Option, a minor in biology, and several certificates.
This Research Option enables students to complete nine credit hours of supervised research with a Biology faculty member over multiple semesters. With faculty guidance, students write a brief proposal, perform independent, original research, and write a thesis about their work. The thesis is evaluated by two Biology Faculty members. The first six credit hours of the research option are taken as BIOL 2699/BIOL 4699 (research for credit) or BIOL 2698/BIOL 4698 (research for pay). Students then take either BIOL 4690 orBIOL 4910 in their final semester and two, one credit-hour writing courses, LMC 4701 and LMC 4702. These writing courses can be counted as Biology electives for Research Option students. Note that LMC 4701 should be taken in the semester prior to enrolling in BIOL 4910/BIOL 4690. The student's research is presented in BIOL 4460.
|Select one of the following research options:||6|
|Undergraduate Research Assistantship|
|In the final semester of study, select the following courses:|
|BIOL 4690||Independent Research Project||3|
|or BIOL 4910||Honors Undergraduate Research Thesis|
& LMC 4702
|Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing|
and Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing 1
|Total Credit Hours||11|
Successful completion of this option earns students a "Research Option in Biology" designation on their Georgia Tech transcripts.
The School of Biological Sciences offers two 5-year BS/MS programs: