Biology Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology

General Biology Emphasis   Semester Hours
General Education Requirements  46-47 hours*   34-35
Biology Requirements
BIO 110 Principles of Biology I
BIO 111 Principles of Biology II
BIO 210 Molecular Biology (WI)
BIO 231 General & Medical Microbiology
BIO 305 Genetics (WI)
BIO 402 General Ecology (WI)
OR
BIO 481 Aquatic Ecology (WI)
BIO Electives (200 level or higher See recommended course electives below.

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Supporting Requirements    25
MATH 140 Algebra & Trigonometry (MATH 130 + MATH 135 = MATH 140)
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MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II
CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I
PHYS 151 Elementary College Physics I


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Electives   24-25
Total    124** 

BIO Electives (200 level or higher) - General Biology Emphasis Recommended Courses: two from each of the following areas to total 15 hours

Biomedical Sciences Emphasis Electives
BIO 201  Human Anatomy or BIO 331  Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIO 290  Research and Statistical Methods in Biology (WI)
BIO 301  Human Physiology
BIO 350  Techniques in Microbiology
BIO 361  Parasitology
BIO 362  Virology
BIO 364  Cell Biology
BIO 380  Epidemiology
BIO 433  Histology
BIO 442  Pathogenic Bacteriology
BIO 450  Internship in Biology
BIO 456  Immunology
BIO 490  Seminar
BIO 498  Advanced Topics in Biology
BIO 499  Independent Research in Biology

Field/Conservation Biology Emphasis Electives
BIO 290  Research and Statistical Methods in Biology (WI)
BIO 300  Evolution  
BIO 304  Geographic Information Systems
BIO 312  Environmental Biology (WI)
BIO 316  Economic Botany
BIO 322  Taxonomy of Flowering Plants
BIO 331  Compartive Vertebrate Anatomy
BIO 332  Introduction to Entomology
BIO 361  Parasitology
BIO 364  Cell Biology
BIO 370  Environmental Health
BIO 371  Plant Physiology
BIO 440  Plant Pathology
BIO 450  Internship in Biology
BIO 498  Advanced Topics in Biology
BIO 499  Independent Research in Biology 

*Required courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics satisfy major requirements and 12 hours of the General Education Requirements.

**Must include at least 40 Upper Division (300 - 400 level) hours. Computer literacy requirement met by the combination of these required courses: Bio 210, Bio 305 and Bio 402 or 481

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