Biology, B.S.

The B.S. major in biology is designed to give students a rigorous and comprehensive background in biology, with additional supporting coursework in the physical sciences and mathematics. The program is suitable for either a terminal degree or as preparation for medical or dental schools or graduate study in the biological sciences. The degree program requires 120 credit hours.

University Requirements - 39 hours

See Core Curriculum

The two core science and core mathematics requirements are satisfied by the major and degree requirement classes below.

College Requirements - 6 hours

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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements — 35 hours

BIO 207Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

3

BIO 277Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab

1

BIO 208Introduction to Evolution and Ecology

3

BIO 278Introduction to Evolution and Ecology Lab

1

BIO 453Evolution

3

24 credits - Upper-division biology electives including at least three labs (taken with corresponding lectures), one from each area:

Cell labs — choose one from:

BIO 333Genetics Lab

1

BIO 361Microbiology Lab

1

BIO 372Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

1

BIO 470Immunology Lab

1

Organismal labs — choose one from:

BIO 368Marine Biology Lab

1

BIO 365Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1

1

BIO 366Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 2

1

BIO 376Developmental Biology Lab

1

Field-Population labs — choose one from:

BIO 362Ornithology Lab

1

BIO 371Field Botany

1

BIO 373Freshwater Ecology Lab

1

BIO 374Wetlands Ecology Lab

1

BIO 375Vertebrate Biology Lab

1

BIO 472Ecology Lab

1

A maximum of six non-classroom hours (from BIO 397/493/497/499) may be used for completion of the major. A maximum of three upper-division electives in BIO 397 or 497 may be Pass/No Pass for completion of the major.

Degree Requirements — 27-28 hours

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 208General Chemistry II

3

CHM 278General Chemistry II Lab

1

CHM 325Organic Chemistry I

3

CHM 326Organic Chemistry II

3

CHM 375Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 376Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

3

PHY 202College Physics II

3

PHY 271College Physics Lab I

1

PHY 272College Physics Lab II

1

MTH 161Elementary Statistics

3

Or

MTH 201Calculus I

4

General Electives - 21-22 hours

7 must be upper-division if HST is lower-division

Total Credit Hours: 120