Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology

General

Program Description

About

The biology program at LMU is a comprehensive four-year program in which students take a broad variety of life science an science courses.

Special features

The Biology Pre-Med concentration is one of the most popular degree study programs at this University as graduates who excel are guaranteed an interview with LMU's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and the opportunity to gain entry to a U.S. Medical School. The program offers two tracts: 1) pre-professional for those students considering medical school, pharmacy, veterinary science, etc. and 2) ecology for those students considering careers in conservation. Internships are available for those interested in conservation. Students in the undergraduate program complete a research project in their junior and senior years under the supervision of a science faculty member.

In addition, Lincoln Memorial University has been ranked as the safest college campus. Please see the following-

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2019/04/15/lincoln-memorial-university-america-safest-college-campus/3473192002/

Four Year Plans

  • Biology
  • Biology Pre-Medical
  • Biology Education Track

Courses information

The curriculum includes courses in molecular genetics, integrated vertebrate anatomy and physiology, microbiology, ecology, biochemistry, and molecular cell biology.

Biology minor

A minor in biology is offered. Many biology majors minor in chemistry.

The minor is designed to augment the education of a student pursuing a major in another discipline. Often this additional focus provides an extra edge in pursuit of a position in business or entry into law school.

Required coursework (each course includes a lab)

BIOL 111, 112 General Biology I, II
BIOL 270 Ecology
BIOL 315 Molecular Genetics
BIOL 321 Botany, Fundamental
Jr-Sr Level Biology Elective 4 **

Internship opportunities

Interns have been placed with Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Tennessee state parks.

Career opportunities

Many biology graduates have gained employment with conservation agencies, several graduates now serve as medical doctors and others as veterinarians.

Graduate/professional schools

Students have recently been accepted at the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, Central Michigan, and DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Departmental clubs/organizations

  • Pre-Medical Club
  • LMU student chapter of The Wildlife Society
Last updated August 2019

About the School

Our nation's beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was a native of neighboring Kentucky. But you might not know that he envisioned "a great university for the people of this area" here in the Cumbe ... Read More

Our nation's beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was a native of neighboring Kentucky. But you might not know that he envisioned "a great university for the people of this area" here in the Cumberland Gap. One hundred forty years later, Lincoln Memorial University is the heir of that vision, and we are very proud to wear his name and embrace his legacy. Read less