Biology A.B./B.S.

Major Check Sheet

Core Requirements

Both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology require the following core courses:

BIO 111INTRODUCTORY CELL BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 113CELL BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 131BIODIVERSITY

4 sh

BIO 212INTRODUCTORY POPULATION BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 214POPULATION BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 245PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS

3 sh

BIO 246GENETICS LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 261INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR

2 sh

CHM 111GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4 sh

CHM 112GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4 sh

MTH 220/STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

BIO 462SENIOR SEMINAR

2 sh

Students not placed in MTH 220 or STS 212 will need to take MTH 110 prior to taking MTH 220 or STS 212.

Select one Integrative Biology elective course from the list below: 4sh

BIO 318COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

4 sh

BIO 331THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

BIO 333MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 334HERPETOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 335FIELD BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 341BOTANY

4 sh

BIO 342AQUATIC BIOLOGY: THE STUDY OF INLAND WATERS

4 sh

BIO 344EVOLUTION

4 sh

BIO 346/ENS 346WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

4 sh

BIO 347DENDROLOGY

4 sh

BIO 350GENERAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 442PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

In addition, a required experiential component selected from one of the following:

(a) internship

(b) research

Total Credit Hours: 36

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology: Integrative Biology requires the following courses:

Core Courses in Biology: 36 sh

The following courses are required: 10 sh

PHY 201GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 sh

PHY 202GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

BIO 262EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

2 sh

Select 20 semester hours of 200-400 level biology electives from the following list:

Four semester hours of the electives can be any 200-400 level biology elective. Four semester hours must be completed from the Biotechnology/Molecular Biology concentration elective list below: 20 sh

BIO 315ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 316DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 318COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

4 sh

BIO 321MICROBIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 331THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

BIO 333MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 334HERPETOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 335FIELD BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 341BOTANY

4 sh

BIO 342AQUATIC BIOLOGY: THE STUDY OF INLAND WATERS

4 sh

BIO 344EVOLUTION

4 sh

BIO 346/ENS 346WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

4 sh

BIO 347DENDROLOGY

4 sh

BIO 350GENERAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 442PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 499RESEARCH

1-4 sh

Biotechnology/Molecular Biology Electives:

BIO 254PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY

3 sh

BIO 327IMMUNOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 348BIOTECHNOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 361INTRODUCTION TO CANCER BIOLOGY

2 sh

BIO 370

BIO 328BIOCHEMICAL BASIS OF DISEASE

4 sh

BIO 422MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 445TOPICS IN ADVANCED GENETICS

4 sh

BIO 499RESEARCH

1-4 sh

CHM 351BIOCHEMISTRY I

4 sh

  • Four of these 8 hours can be any 200-400 level biology elective.
  • Students may count up to 4 semester hours of BIO 499.
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from special topics Seminars (non-lab BIO courses at the 300-400 level).
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from 200 level BIO elective courses,
  • Students cannot count both 200-300 level courses of the same topic (Biochemistry, Anatomy, Microbiology) toward elective credits.


Total Credit Hours: 66

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology: Foundations for Medical Sciences

Core Courses in Biology: 36 sh

Students can pursue one of two directions within this concentration: 

  • Human or Veterinary Medical 
  • Disciplines or Allied Health or Therapy

Human or Veterinary disciplines: 16 sh

CHM 211ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

4 sh

CHM 212ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

4 sh

PHY 201GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 sh

PHY 202GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

Allied Health or Therapy disciplines: 8 sh

Choose 8 hours from the following:

CHM 211ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

4 sh

PHY 201GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 sh

PHY 202GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

BIO 263HUMAN ANATOMY

4 sh

BIO 264HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

In addition, students are to complete 16 semester hours for Human or Veterinary Medical disciplines, or 24 semester hours for Allied Health or Therapy disciplines of 200-400 level biology electives listed below.

Four of the elective semester hours can be any 200-400 level biology elective (Required courses cannot be counted as electives.): 16 sh or 24 sh

Electives:

BIO 254PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY

3 sh

BIO 253GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

4 sh

BIO 263HUMAN ANATOMY

4 sh

BIO 264HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 315ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 318COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

4 sh

BIO 319COMPARATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROBIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 321MICROBIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 325HUMAN HISTOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 328BIOCHEMICAL BASIS OF DISEASE

4 sh

BIO 343CLINICAL ANATOMY

4 sh

BIO 361INTRODUCTION TO CANCER BIOLOGY

2 sh

BIO 422MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 445TOPICS IN ADVANCED GENETICS

4 sh

BIO 499RESEARCH

1-4 sh

CHM 212ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

4 sh

CHM 351BIOCHEMISTRY I

4 sh

PHY 202GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

  • Four of these 8 hours can be any 200-400 level biology elective.
  • Students may count up to 4 semester hours of BIO 499.
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from special topics Seminars (non-lab BIO courses at the 300-400 level).
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from 200 level BIO elective courses.
  • Students cannot count both 200-300 level courses of the same topic (Biochemistry, Anatomy, Microbiology) toward elective credits.


Total Credit Hours: 68

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology: Biotechnology/Molecular Biology requires the following:

Core Courses in Biology: 36 sh

Choose 24 hours from the following courses: 24 sh

CHM 211ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

4 sh

CHM 212ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

4 sh

BIO 422MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

4 sh

Select one of the following Physics sequences: 8 sh

PHY 201GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 sh

PHY 202GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

or

PHY 221UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I

4 sh

PHY 222UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II

4 sh

Choose one course from the following: 4 sh

BIO 348BIOTECHNOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 445TOPICS IN ADVANCED GENETICS

4 sh

Choose 8 hours from the following courses: 8 sh

BIO 254PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY

3 sh

BIO 321MICROBIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 324TOXICOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 327IMMUNOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 328BIOCHEMICAL BASIS OF DISEASE

4 sh

BIO 348BIOTECHNOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 361INTRODUCTION TO CANCER BIOLOGY

2 sh

BIO 445TOPICS IN ADVANCED GENETICS

4 sh

BIO 499RESEARCH

1-4 sh

CHM 351BIOCHEMISTRY I

4 sh

  • Four of these 8 hours can be any 200-400 level biology elective.
  • Students may count up to 4 semester hours of BIO 499.
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from special topics Seminars (non-lab BIO courses at the 300-400 level).
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from 200 level BIO elective courses.
  • Students cannot count both 200-300 level courses of the same topic (Biochemistry, Anatomy, Microbiology) toward elective credits.

Total Credit Hours: 68

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology requires the following courses:

Core Courses in Biology: 36 sh

Choose electives from the following: 20 sh

BIO BIO ELECTIVES: 200/300/400 LEVEL

CHM 211ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

4 sh

PHY 201GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 sh

PHY 202GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

Total Credit Hours: 56

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology with teacher licensure requires the following courses:

Core Courses in Biology: 36 sh

Choose electives from the following: 20 sh

BIO BIO ELECTIVES: 200/300/400 LEVEL

CHM 211ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

4 sh

PHY 201GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 sh

PHY 202GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

ENS 320RESTORATION ECOLOGY

4 sh

Professional studies courses: 40 sh

Total Credit Hours: 96

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