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Biology (BA) Requirements

  • BIO2400: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, with laboratory
  • BIO2420: Botany, with laboratory
  • BIO2430: Microbiology, with laboratory or
    BIO3400: Cell Biology, with laboratory
  • BIO3440: Ecology, with laboratory
  • BIO3450: Genetics, with laboratory
  • BIO4350: Evolution
  • BIO4803: Senior Seminar in Biology

Please Note: Course Numbering is undergoing changes - All biology majors must complete up to 14 elective credits in biology courses at or above the 300(3000) level in addition to the required biology core. No more than one semester of BIO333, BIO334, BIO398, or BIO399 may be counted towards satisfying the requirements of the biology major. BIO103 carries biology major credit only for students in bio-education to comply with state certification requirements. All biology majors must also complete the required core in allied fields:

  • CHE1600: General Chemistry I, with review and laboratory
  • CHE1700: General Chemistry II, with review and laboratory
  • CHE2400: Organic Chemistry I, with review and laboratory
  • CHE2500: Organic Chemistry II, with review and laboratory
  • MAT1840: College Algebra and Trigonometry and
    MAT2400: Calculus I or
  • MAT2400: Calculus I and
    MAT2500: Calculus II, with laboratory
  • PHY1600: General Physics I, with review and laboratory
  • PHY1800: General Physics II, with review and laboratory

Plus the following courses:

By appropriate selection of electives, students may focus their studies following areas:

  • Bio-Education (see education department information for professional requirements for teacher education)
  • Biomedical (for students interested in medical professions)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology/Environmental Science
  • General Biology
  • Zoology

Biology Minor Requirements

  • BIO2400: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, with laboratory
  • BIO2420: Botany, with laboratory
  • BIO2430: Microbiology, with laboratory
  • BIO3440: Ecology, with laboratory
  • 3000-level Biology elective, with laboratory as required
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