Sep 15, 2019  
2017 - 2018 Catalog of Courses 
    
2017 - 2018 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major


REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 33


See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

Communication CO1/CO2 COMP 150 a and any one approved 
        or CO2a course (Credits: 6)
  CO2/CO3 Any one approved CO2a course and any one approved 
    CO3a course (Credits: 6)
     
Mathematics MA1 MATH 113  (Credits: 3)
     
Arts & Humanities AH Any two approved AH courses(Credits: 6)
     
History HI Any one approved HI course(Credits: 3)
     
Social & Behavioral Sciences SS Any one approved SS course(Credits: 3)
     
AH/HI/SSb AH or HI or SS One additional approved AHb or HIb or SSb course (Credits: 3)
     
Natural & Physical Sciences SC1 CHEM 150 a,c (Credits: 4)
  SC1 or SC2 CHEM 151 a,c (Credits: 4)

Major Requirements: Credits: 62


Major Electives:


You may complete the elective course requirements for this major in one of two ways:

1) Complete the General Biology electives section shown below OR

2) Complete the requirements of an area of Concentration. If you complete a concentration, the concentration will be noted on transcript.

General Biology Electives:


Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration:


Environmental Biology and Ecology Concentration:


Organismal Biology Concentration:


Auxiliary Courses:


Free Electives - Credits: Variable


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120


a Check course description for minimum grade in prerequisite course(s) required to enroll in this course.

b A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

c This Liberal Arts Core course is required by the major. To complete the degree in the specified total credits for graduation, students must use this course to fulfill the requirements of both the Liberal Arts Core and the major.

d This course fulfills both a Major requirement and a Liberal Arts Core requirement. Credits for this course are counted in the Liberal Arts Core section of the curriculum listing. These credits are not counted in the Major Requirements total.

e BIO 496  - Priority for admission to Senior Seminar is given to students who have met all prerequisites. Students should plan their prerequisite courses accordingly.

f Check course description for prerequisite course requirements.

g The following courses require a grade of C- or better for continued progression through the degree program: BIO 106 , BIO 113 , BIO 260 , BIO 208  OR BIO 270 , and BIO 245 .

h Students double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology with an area concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology may take either the senior seminar sequence in Chemistry (CHEM 496  and CHEM 497 ) or Biology (BIO 496  and BIO 497 ).

j BIO 376  is only taught in the summer.

k Advanced Topics courses will vary annually, and specific topics will be identified in advance of each semester’s registration. An advanced topics course of similar content, with or without lab, cannot be repeated (e.g. Bio 425 – Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology of Disease and BIO 427 – Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology: Molecular Biology of Disease Lab could not be repeated).

l Course has a lab component and is allowed to count toward the “Two of the three courses must have labs” requirement.

m Majors may meet the MATH 121  and/or MATH 221  auxiliary requirement with a higher-level math calculus course.

Note: Among the total credits required for graduation, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 33 credits will have additional free electives.

Note: Students who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free electives.

 

Freshman Map to Graduation:


Transfer Map to Graduation: