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Biology Track Requirements

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The Biology Track requires 52-53 credits of courses in biology and chemistry. In addition to meeting the course requirements, all students must also fulfill the General Education Requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Biology Track requires 120 credits.


Students must earn a "C" or better in BIO 0150, BIO 0151, BIO 0155, BIO 0156, CHE 0142, CHE 0143, CHE 0145, and CHE 0146 before taking upper-level (200 level or above) courses in biology.


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General Education Requirements

Nine credits from the Biology major can be applied towards General Education requirements.


Required Courses (38 Credits)

  • BIO 0150 - General Biology I (Cell) 
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0151 - General Biology I (Cell) Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0155 - General Biology II (Organismal)
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0156 - General Biology II (Organismal) Laboratory 
    • Credit
  • BIO 0200 - Microbiology 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0201 - Microbiology Laboratory
    • Credit
  • BIO 0220 - Genetics 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0222 - Genetics Laboratory
    • Credit
  • BIO 0230 - Ecology 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0231 - Ecology Laboratory 
    • Credit
  • BIO 0240 - Evolution
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0241 - Evolution Laboratory
    • Credit
  • BIO 0245 - Anatomy and Physiology 
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0247 - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0400 - Molecular Genetics
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0401 - Molecular Genetics Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0421 - Senior Seminar
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0450 - Undergraduate Research
    • 3 Credits

                          OR

  • BIO 0460 - Internship
    • 3 Credits

Biology Elective Courses (6-7 Credits)

Choose two classes from the following list. 

  • BIO 0235 - Nutrition
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0250 Anatomy and Physiology II 
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0251 - Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0335 - Immunology 
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0340 - Virology 
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0430 - Marine Biology
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0450 - Undergraduate Research
    • 3 Credits

            OR

  • BIO 0460 - Internship
    • 3 Credits

Required Supporting Courses (8 Credits)

  • CHE 0142 - General Chemistry I
    • 3 Credits
  • CHE 0142 General Chemistry I  Laboratory 
    • 1 Credit
  • CHE 0145 General Chemistry II  
    • 3 Credits
  • CHE 0146 General Chemistry II  Laboratory 
    • 1 Credit

Recommended Supporting Courses (16 Credits)

  • CHE 0230 - Organic Chemistry I
    • 3 Credits
  • CHE 0231 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • CHE 0235 Organic Chemistry II
    • 3 Credits
  • CHE 0236 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • PHY 0100 - General Physics I
    • 3 Credits
  • PHY 0104 - General Physics II Laboratory
    • 1 Credit

Electives

The remaining hours are electives and can consist of science courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.


Minor Requirements - Biology Track (19-20 Credits)

  • BIO 0150 - General Biology I (Cell)
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0151 - General Biology I (Cell) Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0156 - General Biology (Organismal) II
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0156 - General Biology (Organismal) II Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0220 - Genetics
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0222 - Genetics Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0240 - Evolution
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0241 - Evolution Laboratory
    • 1 Credit

One Biology Elective (3-4 Credits)

Choose one Elective course from the following options.

  • BIO 0230 - Ecology 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0231 - Ecology Laboratory 
    • Credit
  • BIO 0245 - Anatomy and Physiology 
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0247 - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0200 - Microbiology 
    • Credits
  • BIO 0201 - Microbiology Laboratory
    • Credit
  • BIO 0400 - Molecular Genetics
    • 3 Credits
  • BIO 0401 - Molecular Genetics Laboratory
    • 1 Credit
  • BIO 0430 - Marine Biology
    • 3 Credits