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Requirements for the Major

Biology and Supporting Courses:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Organismal Biology and Ecology
BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
BIO 601 Capstone I
BIO 602 Capstone II

*Note BIO 206 must be completed by the end of the second year.

And one of the following Cell Biology and Genetics courses:

BIO 301 Microbiology
BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
BIO 304 Developmental Biology

And one of the following Evolution, Form and Function courses:

BIO 334 Physiology
BIO 335 Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 337 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIO 338 Evolution
BIO 363 Animal Behavior

And one of the following Biodiversity and Ecology courses:

BIO 360 Ecology
BIO 361 Biological Diversity

And 12 semester hours of elective biology courses that must be numbered 300 or above (See Course Descriptions)

*Note Excluding BIO 590 Field Experience/Internship, and limited to no more than four semester hours of BIO 620 Independent Study and eight semester hours of BIO 660-690 Honors Research.

Plus, the following required supporting courses:

CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
PHY 141 or 151 Foundations or Principles of Physics I

And 12 semester hours from the following supporting courses (must be from at least two different disciplines):

CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 230 Chemical Analysis
CHE 231 Environmental Analysis
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 381 Biochemistry Principles
CS 151 Principles of Computer Science I
MTH 131 Applied Calculus or MTH 150 Calculus I
MTH 152 Calculus II
PHY 142 or 152 Foundations or Principles of Physics II


What can you do with a Biology degree?

Imagine yourself a physician, surgeon, genetic counselor, conservation biologist, academic biologist, marine biologist, forensic scientist, physical therapist, veterinarian, ecologist, scientist or biotechnologist.