Students who earn a B.S. in Biology should attain the following objectives: (a) demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the principles, concepts, and theories pertinent at each level of biological organization; (b) apply principles of biological classification to the diversity of life and recognize phylogenetic relationships among organisms; (c) demonstrate skills in analytical reasoning and problem solving; (e) function successfully in laboratory and field settings, including the use of basic equipment, techniques, and safety protocols; (f) access, evaluate, and utilize biological information in print and electronic formats; (g) effectively communicate scientific knowledge and experimental results in both oral and written formats; (h) compete successfully for admission to graduate and professional programs and for employment utilizing their academic training.
All students who have completed an Advanced Placement biology course in high school should request a score report be sent to University of Memphis Office of Admissions during the admission process and before enrolling in classes. Students scoring 3 on the Advanced Placement Test will receive credit hours for BIOL 1010 /BIOL 1011 , BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1021 . Those scoring 4 or higher will receive credit hours for BIOL 1010 /BIOL 1011 , BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1021 . See the Advanced Placement Table for additional information.