BA or BS in Biology

General Education Requirements: 32 hours
*Must include BI101 General Biology and BI101L

Additional General Education Requirements: 21-24 hours

Biology Major: 32 hours, at least 15 biology credit hours must be at or above 300 level
(including BI101 w/ lab)

Required Biology courses 13 hours
BI102 General Biology (3) and BI102L (1)
BI108 Biodiversity (3) and BI108L (1)
SC225 Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1)
SC425 Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1) 

At least four (4) from the following 15 hours
BI107 Human Anatomy (4) and BI107L (1)
BI205 General Physiology (4) and BI205L (1)
BI206 Invertebrate Zoology/Parasitology (3) and BI206L (1)
BI300 Ornithology (3) and BI300L (1)
BI301 Ecology (3) and BI301L (1)
BI302 Botany (2) and BI302L (1)
BI304 Mammalogy (3) and BI304L (1)
BI305 Microbiology (3) and BI305L (1)
BI306 Genetics (3) and BI306L (1)
BI307 Comparative Animal Behavior (3) and BI307L (1)
BI309 Histology (2) and BI309L (2)
BI311 Conservation Bio./Natural Res. Management (3)
BI315 Immunology (3)
BI317 Biochemistry and Cellular & Physiology (3) and BI317L (2)
BI318 Toxicology and Environmental Medicine (3)
BI320 Molecular and Cellular Biology (3) and BI320L (2)
BI380 Major Readings (3)

One (1) capstone experience 3 hours
BI460 Special Problems (3) (Capstone)
SC464BI Undergraduate Research (Biology) (3) (Capstone)
SC468BI Internship and Field Experiences (3) (Capstone) 

Supporting Coursework: Biology majors should have a broad educational background, especially in math and science. Students will be able to select individual courses that best meet their goals and satisfy degree requirements, but the following represent general recommendations for a solid Biology degree. It is important for Biology majors to have at least two general Chemistry courses (CH111/114), and two Organic Chemistry courses (CH341/342) are encouraged. Math skills are important for biologists, and courses in College Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus (MA103/104/105/118) are recommended.   At least one Physics course is recommended (PH111), and any additional science courses would be helpful (AS101/102, GL105). 

Electives To Complete Min. 120 Hours

Last updated: 03/31/2020