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Degree Requirements

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (30 credits)

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†BIOL 199 General Biology I: Foundation of Living Systems
BIOL 200 General Biology II: Functioning of Living Systems
BIOL 201 Diversity of Living Systems -or- BIOL 251 Fundamentals of Microbiology
WI-BIOL 300 Biological Literature and Research
BIOL 301 Cell and Microbiology
BIOL 303 Genetics
BIOL 307 Ecology 
BIOL 348 Evolution  
†CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (1-4 credits)
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II (1-4 credits)
CHEM 207 Organic Chemstry I
CHEM 209 Organic Chemistry Lab
†MATH 171 Elementary Functions
†STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Sciences.

Choose one: 
†PHIL 207 Ethics
†PHIL 310 Bio-Medical Ethics 
†PHIL 311 Environmental Ethics 
†THEO 110 Introduction to Moral Issues
or another course approved by the department.


Optional Concentrations: Pre-Health and Secondary Education

Courses below are taken in addition to the major requirements, unless indicated otherwise.

Biomedical Science (Pre-Health Professions): 
†MATH 191 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Select eight credits from:
BIOL 230, 232, 211/251 or an approved course;

Choose either:
EXPL 201 + advisor approval OR both BIOL 401 and BIOL 402;

Choose either:
Both CHEM 208 and 210, OR CHEM 319;

Choose either:
Both PHYS 203 and PHYS 204, OR both PHYS 251 and PHYS 253.

Secondary Education: 
CHEM 110 Laboratory Safety
Please consult the Education Department for additional requirements.


Requirements for a Minor in Biology

Non-teaching minor in Biology

One course from each of the following categories: 

An introductory course: BIOL 101 Principles of Biology or BIOL 199 General Biology I: Foundations of Living Systems;

An environmental biology course: BIOL 109, 307, or 321;

A human biology course: BIOL 106, 112, 115, or 230;

With additional coursework to obtain a minimum of 15 credits in Biology.

†=Applies toward General Education requirements