Bachelor of Science in Biology

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 – General Chemistry I
  • CHM 116 – General Chemistry II
  • CHM 351 – Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 352 – Organic Chemistry II
  • PHY 121, 122 – General Physics I, II
    •  or PHY 107, 108 – College Physics I, II
  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 146 – Calculus II
  • BIO 490 – Biology Keystone
    •  or SCI 490 – Integrated Science
    •  or HON 490 – Honors Senior Seminar
    •  or another keystone with departmental approval

Five upper division electives, at least one of which must be BIO 361, BIO 440, or BIO 481:

  • 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 – Animal Physiology
  • BIO 474 – Developmental Biology
  • BIO 475 – Neurobiology
  • BIO 476 – Microbiology
  • BIO 481 – Ecology
  • 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.