Zoo & Wildlife Biology (B.S.) - Resident

Zoo & Wildlife Biology (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective 43
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived


PSYC 101 General Psychology (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended

Major Requirements 

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 224General Biology I 14
Chemistry Elective 1,24
Chemistry Elective 1,34
MATH 126Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 13-4
or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
or MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Science Elective 4,53-4
Science Elective 4,53-4
Total Hours24-27

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.


Choose CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4 c.h.) OR CHEM 131 Advanced General Chemistry I (3 c.h.) and CHEM 135 Advanced General Chemistry Lab (1 c.h.)


Choose CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4 c.h.) OR CHEM 132 Advanced General Chemistry II (3 c.h.) and CHEM 136 Advanced General Chemistry II Lab (1 c.h.)


Choose from BIOL 125 Animal Diversity and Conservation (3 c.h.), ENVR 220 Physical Geology (3 c.h.), ENVR 221 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 c.h.), PHSC 121 Introduction to Astronomy (3 c.h.), PHSC 122 Elements of Astronomy Lab (1 c.h.), PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science (3 c.h.), PHSC 211 Elements of Earth Science Lab (1 c.h.), PHSC 311 Oceanography (3 c.h.), PHSC 312 Meteorology (3 c.h.), PHSC 313 Mineralogy and Petrology (4 c.h.), PHYS 201 General Physics I (4 c.h.), PHYS 202 General Physics II (4 c.h.), PHYS 231 University Physics I (4 c.h.), OR PHYS 232 University Physics II (4 c.h.).


PHYS 201 General Physics I (4 c.h.) and PHYS 202 General Physics II (4 c.h.), or PHYS 231 University Physics I (4 c.h.) and PHYS 232 University Physics II (4 c.h.), are recommended for graduate school

Major Core
BIOL 225General Biology II4
BIOL 303Microbiology4
or BIOL 305 Parasitology
BIOL 310Ecology4
BIOL 317Botany4
BIOL 400Biology Seminar1
BIOL 408Animal Behavior4
BIOL 416Comparative Animal Physiology4
BIOL 418Vertebrate Natural History4
BIOL 495Special Problems in Biology3
or BIOL 499 Internship
CRST 290History of Life3
or CRST 390 Origins
Science or Psychology Elective 13-4
Science or Psychology Elective 13-4
Science or Psychology Elective 13-4
Science or Psychology Elective 13-4
Science or Psychology Elective 13-4
Science Elective 24
Total Hours54-59

Choose any 300-400 level BIOL, CHEM, or ENVR course not already required in the major, OR choose PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology (3 c.h.), PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (3 c.h.), and three of the following courses: PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology (3 c.h.), PSYC 365 Psychological Foundations of Learning (3 c.h.), PSYC 380 Physiological Psychology (3 c.h.), or PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology (3 c.h.) (Completion of the listed PSYC courses may result in the completion of a Psychology Minor).


Choose any 300-400 level BIOL, CHEM, or ENVR course not already required in the Major. 

Free Electives
Choose 0-5 credit hours of Free Electives0-5
Total Hours0-5

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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