Bachelor of Science in Biology

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Please consult the description of the General Education program in this catalog for a list of General Education goals and objectives and the courses included on the menus for the various goals.

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 15
BIO 120 General Zoology 4
CHE 101 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 17
BIO 125 General Botany 4
CHE 102 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 273 Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 14
BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
PHY 121 General Physics I 4
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
BIO 248 General Ecology   4
CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I 4
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
BIO 300/400 level Anatomy and Physiology Course 4
BIO 218 Genetics 4
Free Electives 4
General Education Course 3
   
Sixth Semester 17
BIO 300/400 level Anatomy and Physiology Course 4
MAT 215 Statistics 3
Related Electives 7
General Education Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 14 or 15
BIO 478 Evolution 3
ENS 495 Design and Analysis 4
Related Elective 3 or 4
Free Electives 4
   
Eighth Semester 12 or 13
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3 or 4
General Education Course 3
General Education EMA 3
Total 120

Related BIO/Professional Electives (13 credits)

  • BIO, ENS, CHE or related College of Science and Technology 300- or 400-level course (with approval of your advisor)