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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

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, 204, 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, 310, or 321;

A human biology course: BIOL 106, 112, 115, or 202;

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

†=Applies toward General Education requirements
WI=Writing intensive course