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Capstone Course

Students earning a BS or BA degree in biology are required to take Evolution - Bio 453 as their capstone course. The purpose of a capstone course is to provide a shared experience among students in the same major. In this course, students are given the opportunity to synthesize and reflect on what they have learned in the various biology courses they have taken, thus the need for waiting until their senior year. The biology department faculty chose the evolution course as the capstone shared experience because evolution is the unifying theme for all the sub-disciplines of biology.