Biology Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

Core Program (39 credit hours):

BIOL 131Introductory Ecology and Evolution

3

BIOL 132Introductory Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

1

BIOL 133Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 134Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

BIOL 237Genetics

3

BIOL 238Genetics Laboratory

1

BIOL 243Organismal Biology

3

BIOL 244Organismal Biology Laboratory

1

BIOL 330Ecology

3

BIOL 331Ecology Laboratory

1

BIOL 333Biochemistry

3

BIOL 334Biochemistry Laboratory

1

BIOL 491Senior Capstone - Research

1-3

or

BIOL 492Senior Capstone - Internship

1-3

or

BIOL 493Senior Capstone - Course

1-3

Twelve additional credit hours of 300-400 level Biology electives, including one upper level course from the following biological sub-disciplines: Cell/Molecular Biology; Oganismal Biology; Ecology.

12

Total Credit Hours:39
NOTE:
  • BIOL 491, BIOL 492, BIOL 493 are variable, 1-3 credit hour courses. Students are to complete the course they are advised to enroll in for at least 3 credit hours to satisfy the degree requirement.

Required supporting course work (27-30 credit hours):

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

and

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHEM 215Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 225Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

and

CHEM 216Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 226Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

STAT 250Statistics for Scientists

3

PHYS 121College Physics I

3

PHYS 123College Physics Lab I

1

and

PHYS 122College Physics II

3

PHYS 124College Physics II Lab

1

or

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

and

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

PHYS 233University Physics II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:27

NOTE:

  • One (1)-credit laboratory work normally includes three clock hours per week in laboratory.