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  1. Bachelor of Arts in BiologyCollege of Arts & Sciences University of Maine at Augusta

  2. College Information • College Dean • Dr. Greg Fahy • Administrative Assistant: LeeAnnTrask • College Office: 152 Jewett Hall

  3. B.A. in Biology Program Coordinator - Susan Baker Associate Professor of Science Program Faculty

  4. BA in Biology – Two Options • BA in Biology • MLT/BIO 2+2 • Requires acceptance into the MLT program. • Graduate with an AS in MLT and a BA in Biology

  5. Degree Requirements Free Electives Academic Major • Capstone course • Program electives • Required courses Core & General Education Courses

  6. Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements • Develop Core Skills in Computing, Communications, Mathematics • COM course • ENG 101 • Writing Intensive course(s) • MAT course(s) • CIS 100 or 101 • General Education – courses in: • Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Humanities

  7. Bachelor of Arts Degrees • BA degrees require liberal arts course work in addition to the general education requirements, for example… • Foreign language or history sequence

  8. Academic Major - Biology • BIO I/II, A & P, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics • BIO electives • 400-level BIO capstone course • Gen Chem I/II, Organic chem, CHY117 or 211 • CHY 211/212 sequence required for pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental students • PHY I/II • MAT – statistics and pre-calculus

  9. BA Biology Capstone Options • BIO 440 Immunology • Prof. Milligan • BIO 485:Techniques on Molecular Biology • Prof. Lage • BIO 494: Perspectives in Global Health • Includes an academic service trip to Haiti during spring break • Prof. Baker • BIO 495: Biology Research Laboratory • Prof. Milligan and Lage

  10. Turkey Research Project

  11. Team Haiti 2014

  12. Recent Biology Major Success Stories • Tristen • admitted early acceptance to Tuft’s Medical School, begins med school this summer • Interned with a surgeon, fall 2013 • Michelle • in 1st year of Dental School at UNE • Jessica (MLT/BIO) • accepted to Maine Medical Center’s Mini-Med School Program

  13. Recent Biology Major Success Stories • Mat - accepted to medical school • Caroline - accepted to nurse practitioner program • David • accepted to all PA programs he applied to • spearheaded initiative to send Haitian nurse to midwifery school • Seanna and Tom – in pharmacy school

  14. Recent Biology Major Success Stories Sarah – internship at the Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory  Peter and Jon - selected for week-long short course over Christmas break at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory entitled "Developmental Genetics using C. elegans".

  15. Recent Biology Major Success Stories • Jillian • Poster presentation of her research at the Annual Microbiology Meeting in Denver, 5/13 and in Boston, 5/14 • Accepted to USM graduate program in Applied Medical Sciences • Al • Public Policy Scholar • Student speaker at Convocation • President of the Honors Program

  16. Opportunities for BIO Majors Pre-Health Care Professional Club …meets monthly Advisors Dr. Guzzetti Susan Baker

  17. Attend conferences with other BIO majors and faculty. MDG Conference at Northeastern, Fall 2013 Facebook Page

  18. Help at Science Fair for Kids - Feb Break

  19. Opportunities for BIO Majors… Internships Field trips Annual Lecture in Biology and Luncheon with speaker Facebook Page