Selecting courses, advising prior to registration, providing information regarding
college and university requirements, transfer programs, and guiding students along
the path to graduation and beyond are just a few of the services provided by the BARC.
All Biology majors that have completed CHEM 1110/1111 should come to the BARC (Biology
Advising and Resource Center) for advising, unless they have arranged for a faculty
advisor. Students that have not yet sucessfully passed CHEM 1110/1111 are generally
seen by advisors in the AAC-Academic Counceling Center (Students beginning college at Memphis), or the CAT-Center for Academic Transition (students transferring to Memphis from other schools).
Students who earn a B.S. in Biology should attain the following objectives: (a) possession
of a fundamental understanding of biology spanning from the subcellular to the ecosystem
level; (b) the ability to compete successfully for admission to graduate and professional
programs and for entry level employment that utilizes the knowledge and training acquired
during their academic program; (c) development of skills in analysis, synthesis, and
quantitative reasoning that are essential in hypothesis testing, critical thinking,
interpretation of scientific data, and written and oral communication.