Bing tracking

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Degree Requirements 2018-2019

The total number of required courses in the department is nine courses. There are additional required supporting courses that must be taken in other disciplines.

  • BIO 151 – Introductory Biology
  • BIO 152 – Evolution, Ecology and Diversity
  • BIO 253 – Introductory Cellular Biology
  • BIO 255 – Genetics
  • CHM 115 and CHM 115L- General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 116 and CHM 116L – General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 251 – Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 252 – Organic Chemistry II
  • One Physics sequence
    • PHY 121 and 122 – General Physics I and II
    • PHY 107 and 108 – College Physics I and II
  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 146 – Calculus II
  • One Keystone course chosen from:
    • BIO 490 – Biology Keystone
    • SCI 490 – Integrated Science
    • HON 490 – Honors Senior Seminar
    • Another keystone with departmental approval
  • Five upper division electives, at least one of which must be BIO 361, BIO 440, or BIO 481. Students may take two different BIO485 courses in place of one upper division elective:
    • BIO 351 – Invertebrate Zoology
    • BIO 353 – Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
    • BIO 361 – Plant Biology
    • BIO 369 – Biochemistry
    • BIO 440 – Plant Physiology
    • BIO 471 – Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • BIO 473 – Physiology of Humans and Other Animals
    • BIO 474 – Developmental Biology
    • BIO 475 – Neurobiology
    • BIO 476 – Microbiology
    • BIO 481 – Ecology
    • BIO 485 – Advanced Topics in Biology
    • BIO 486 – Immunology
    • BIO 495 – Special Topics in Biology
    • PHY 317 – Biophysics

General Education Accommodation

BS biology majors may reduce their general education program by one or two courses. See Bachelor of Science/Liberal Arts Foundation (LAF) Waiver in the Academic Information section of the catalog.