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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Biology Major Requirements - 30 Credits

Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
BIO 100 Orientation to Biological Sciences 1
BIO 120 General Biology 4
BIO 220 General Zoology 4
BIO 222 General Botany 4
BIO 332 Genetics 4
BIO 370 Ecology 4
BIO 374 Evolutionary Biology 4
BIO 499 Senior Seminar 1
Four additional credits from the following courses:
BIO 491 Biology Research I *** 1-3
BIO 492 Biology Research II *** 1-3
***May be taken in various combinations to total 4 credits

Other Requirements - 32 Credits

Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
CHM 131 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 132 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
MTH 203 Calculus I 4
PHY 221 General Physics I 4
PHY 222 General Physics II 4

Biology Electives - 12 Credits

Electives
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Choose from one of the courses below:
BIO 330 Biochemistry 4
BIO 340 Microbiology 4
BIO 350 Comparative Chordate Anatomy 4
BIO 352 Vertebrate Physiology 4
BIO 440 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 442 Developmental Biology 4
BIO 470 Conservation Biology 4
Recommended Electives:
Cell/Molecular Biology: BIO 330, 340, 440, and 442
Organismal Biology: BIO 350, 352, 442
Conservation Study: BIO 470, ECO 251, and GEO 320

Biology Minor Requirements - 28 Credits

Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
BIO 120 General Biology 4
CHM 131 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 132 General Chemistry II 4
Choose one course below:
BIO 220 General Zoology 4
BIO 222 General Botany 4
Students must elect three additional Biology courses numbered 300 and above 12

 

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Biology Major Requirements
30
Other Requirements
32
Biology Electives
12
Free Electives
11