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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Degree Requirements 2017-2018

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. 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 – Animal Physiology

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.