Macrobiology (BA/BS)

A Bachelor of Science in Macrobiology from Dallas Baptist University prepares students desiring to pursue graduate work in natural sciences, medicine, or employment in entry-level positions in biotechnology or applied science. The pursuit of a Macrobiology major will provide students with the fundamental concepts associated with the various phyla and research that involves the individual organism, the niche of the various organisms, and the genetic identity of the organisms.

Mission Statement

The Biology program at Dallas Baptist University is designed to produce knowledgeable individuals who have an understanding of the basic biological tenets of God's creation. The academic information is presented in a Christian context to enhance the students' ability to become responsible, caring citizens in society.

Goals of the Macrobiology Major

A Macrobiology major seeks to meet the following goals:

  • To understand the underlying principles of the cell and how they apply to the increasing complexity of the organism through tissues to the total organism.

  • To produce a graduate that understands the mechanisms of the ecosystem and the role that the organism plays within that balance.

  • To produce a graduate who understands the current research involving various organisms and can actively participate in the research process as they develop a high level of critical thinking.

  • The end product will be students interested in pursuing medicine, graduate work, or employment in the scientific arena, who are well prepared to handle the intellectual requirements of their chosen field.

  • To enable students to make wise, ethical, and moral decisions concerning issues that affect humans and their environment.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met 

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours.

(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and

three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. 

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

59

42

Macrobiology Major

BIOL 1405 - Modern Concepts in Biology I

4

4

BIOL 1406 - Modern Concepts in Biology II

4

4

BIOL 2405 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

4

BIOL 2406 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

4

BIOL 3101 - Introduction to Scientific Literature

1

1

BIOL 3402 - Ecology (S-L)

4

4

BIOL 3404 - Genetics (S-L)

4

4

BIOL 3407 - General Botany

4

4

BIOL 3408 - General Zoology

4

4

BIOL 3409 - Microbiology

4

4

BIOL 4101 - Biology Seminar

1

1

BIOL 4301 - Senior Project

3

3

CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I

4

4

CHEM 1402 - General Chemistry II

4

4

MATH 2301 - Elementary Probability and Statistics

3

3

Total Major Hours
(There are 25 UL hours included within this major)

52

52

Electives

Upper-Level
Lower or Upper-Level

17
0

17
9

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

128

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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