Major Requirements

The Biology major with a concentration in General Biology consists of 62-64 credits distributed as follows:

General Concentration Core (28-30 credits):

  • BIO 1530 & 1531 Fundamentals of Biology I and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 1560 & 1561 Fundamentals of Biology II and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 2430 or 2440 Introduction to Zoology or Introduction to Botany (4 credits)
  • BIO 2970 General Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIO 2900 Biological Statistics (3 credits)
  • BIO 2990 Evolutionary Biology (3 credits)
  • BIO 3120 or General Ecology (3 credits)
  • BIO 3310 Conservation Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 3960 or Molecular Genetics (3credits)
  • BIO 4010 Embryology & Developmental Genetics (4 credits)

Concentration Electives (complete 12 s.h. minimum):

  • BIO 3020 Invertebrate Zoology (4 credits)
  • BIO 3100 Plant Physiology (3 credits)
  • BIO 3110 Plant Taxonomy (4 credits)
  • BIO 3210 Insect Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 3480 Biological Chemistry (3 credits)
  • BIO 3960 Molecular Genetics (3 credits)
  • BIO 4000 Medical Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIO 4010 Embryology & Developmental Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIO 4400 Cellular Physiology (4 credits)

Chemistry Courses (16 credits):

  • CHE 1510 and 1511 General Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHE 1520 and 1521 General Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHE 3210 and 3211 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHE 3220 and 3221 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)

Mathematics Courses (6 credits):

  • MAT 1130 Pre-Calculus I(or higher) (3 credits)
  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 credits)

Minor Requirements

The Biology minor consists of 23-24 credits distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses:

  • BIO 1530 and 1531 Fundamentals of Biology I and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 1560 and 1561 Fundamentals of Biology II and Lab (4 credits)

Biology Electives:

Select any 15-16 credits with a BIO prefix Total 23-24 credits Note: BIO 2110 and 2120 cannot be used to satisfy the elective requirements of the minor.

A.S. in Biology Requirements

The A.S. concentration in Biology consists of 30 credits distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses:

  • BIO 1530 and 1531 Fundamentals of Biology I and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 1560 and 1561 Fundamentals of Biology II and Lab (4 credits)

Biology Electives:

Select any 16 credits of 3000 or higher-level courses

Other Requirements:

  • SCI 1410 Earth Science (3 credits)
  • SCI 1430 Physical Science (3 credits)