All students complete the General Biology sequence (BIOL 151, 151L, 153, 153L) during their initial two semesters. Students who choose to pursue a major in Biology after completing the BIOL 101/103 sequence (non-science major’s courses) should see the Biology Chair for advising.
Select 12 credit hours of 300 or 400-level BIOL courses in addition to those specified in Specializations. A maximum of 6 crs of 300 or 400-level coursework with BIOC, MICR, or PHGY prefixes may be used to fulfill requirements for the Biology major. No more than 1 cr of BIOL 495 – Teaching Internship and 3 crs of BIOL 498 – Undergraduate Research may be used to fulfill Biology elective requirements.
Nondepartmental Requirements (15-16 hours)
Complete one of the following course sequences (8 hours)
Two courses from Cell & Molecular Course Group5-6 crs Two courses from Physiology & Function Course Group6-8 crs
One course from Ecology & Environmental Science, Diversity and/or Evolution Course Groups3-4 crs
If BIOL 473 taken in the core courses, it does not fulfill this requirement.
B= Botany Course: All students must complete one designated botany course. L =Lab Course: All students must complete two upper-level Biology Lab courses. Z = Zoology Course: All students must complete one designated zoology course.
The following is an example of a four-year plan. Students may have individual reasons for changing the order of the following curriculum. Students must consult with their academic advisors before completing their schedules.