Requirements for Fulfillment of College Distinction in the Department of Biological Sciences

College Distinction provides exceptional current Arkansas Tech students an opportunity to challenge themselves academically and gain recognition for their outstanding work in the college classroom. Students with at least sixty hours of college credit and thirty hours of course work at Arkansas Tech with a minimum 3.5 GPA are invited to participate in the program.

Students who accept the invitation to pursue College Distinction will have the opportunity to take two courses designated as distinction courses.  Students’ successful completion of the course requirements and a graduating GPA of 3.5 or better will allow for graduation “with distinction.” This will be noted on student transcripts and diplomas.

Each department will identify distinction courses for each major.

Biology Program Majors (BIOL all options, LSED, and MEDT): choose two from these three

            BIOL 4033 Cell Biology
            BIOL 4064 Evolutionary Biology
            BIOL 4953 Undergraduate Research in Biology

Fisheries and Wildlife Program (FW)

            For those seeking to meet certification requirements in fisheries science:

            FW 4083 Principles of Fisheries Management
            FW 4043 Fisheries Techniques

            For those seeking to meet certification requirements in wildlife science:

            FW 4003 Principles of Wildlife Management
            FW 4013 Wildlife Techniques

Health Information Management (HIM)

            HIM 4093 Research in Health Information Management
            HIM 4895 Affiliation