Biology Department

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The Biology Department is one of eighteen academic departments at Knox. It offers one major and one minor. The department is located in the B wing of SMC. B is for 'Biology.' There has been a lot of political strife in this department in the past few years.

Department Faculty[1][edit]



Cooperating Faculty From Other Programs[edit]


See main page at Biology.

The department offers one biology major and one biology minor.

Biology (major)[edit]

This major allows advanced study in biology.

Courses Required for the Biology major[2][edit]

11 credits:

For students completing a double major in Biology and Biochemistry, no more than three courses may be double-counted.

Biology (minor)[edit]

This minor allows for intermediate study in biology.

Courses Required for the Biology minor[3][edit]

6 credits:

  • CHEM 101 (General Chemistry I)
  • Two of the following:
    • BIOL 110 (Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity)
    • BIOL 120 (Cell Biology and Physiology)
    • BIOL 130 (Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  • One of the following:
  • Two other 300-level biology courses, one of which may be independent research

For students completing a major-minor combination of Biology and Biochemistry, no more than two courses may be double-counted.

Meeting the Competency Requirements [4][edit]