This section specifies the biology major discipline requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Science section for information on additional requirements, declaration eligibility, and residency requirements. A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate with a Bachelor of Science.
Introductory Biology I
Introductory Biology II
Cell Signaling/Gene Regulation
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
An additional CHEM course numbered 200 or higher
or MATH 118
Calculus II for Life Sciences
Heat, Waves, and Optics
or the combination of:
and PHYS 112
Electricity and Magnetism
One of: (see Note)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
BIO 320/ BIOC 320
24 credits of BIO courses numbered 300 and above (see Note)
14 credits of upper-level university courses in any discipline, three credits of which must be non-BIO
Note: Included in these 24 upper-level credits must be at least eight credits chosen from four-credit BIO courses with labs.
Note: Included in these 24 upper-level BIO credits must be at least eight credits chosen from four-credit BIO courses with labs. A maximum of six directed studies credits and a maximum of eight field school credits of BIO 442 may be used as part of this requirement.
Students who intend to prepare for public school teaching should complete the Biology major with six credits of English (three credits of composition and three credits of literature) and at least one other teachable minor is recommended. Students should see an Advisor for the composition of teachable minors.