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2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, BS

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Required Credit Hours: 37

A minimum of 37 hours of biology as outlined below. In addition Biology majors are required to take CHEM 103  and CHEM 206  (both with their associated labs); MATH 131  (or MATH 111 ); and one of the following:  MATH 132 MATH 112 , BIOL 327 , or BIOL 325 . Except for BIOL 325 and BIOL 327, these chemistry and math courses are required but do not count towards the minimum 37 credits in biology. Biology majors, especially those planning on pursuing advanced degrees, are strongly recommended to take two semesters of physics and two additional semesters of chemistry. Students who received a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination should consult the catalog section on Requirements for Degrees  in regards to credit and exemption options.

Major Writing Requirement:

The Major Writing Requirement in biology is fulfilled in the required upper-level seminar, BIOL 460  or a course that is specifically designated as fulfilling the seminar requirement.

Core Requirements:

Integrative and Comparative Biology Requirement

One of the following courses, with their integrated labs:

Molecular/Cellular Biology Requirement:

One of the following courses:

Advanced Laboratory Experience:

Laboratory work in at least one 400 level course. BIOL 403  and/or BIOL 495 -BIOL 496  cannot substitute for the laboratory requirement.

Advanced Seminar Requirement:

Additional Requirement:

  • The remainder of the 37 credits can be completed by any additional 300 and 400 level BIOL courses except BIOL 303   which cannot be applied to the minimum requirements.  Up to 3 credits of BIOL 403   can be counted toward the minimum requirements.

Additional Information:

100 level biology courses and BIOL 201   are not applicable towards the minimum requirements.

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