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2015-2016 Catalog

Biology, A.B. Major

The Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) curriculum combines a solid background in biology with increased opportunity for the students to explore other fields of study.

Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 10 major courses and 4 collateral courses:

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

 

MATH 161Calculus I

And

MATH 186Applied Statistics

Or

MATH 125Modeling and Differential Calculus

And

MATH 186Applied Statistics

 

BIOL 101General Biology

BIOL 102General Biology

Biology Course Areas:

One course at the 200-level in each of the three course areas noted below; two 300-level courses, one in each of two different course areas noted below; and three 200-level or higher electives. CM 151 may be taken as one of the 200-level electives. GEOL 320 may be taken as a 200-level EEB course and CHEM 351 may be taken as a 200-level GCMB course.

Genetics/Cellular/Molecular Biology (GCMB):

BIOL 212Developmental Biology

BIOL 215Phytopathology

BIOL 245Immunology

BIOL 255Molecular Genetics

BIOL 256Neurobiology

BIOL 270Special Topics

BIOL 274Introduction to Bioinformatics

BIOL 310Aging and Age-Related Diseases

BIOL 312Cell Biology

BIOL 336Evolutionary Genetics

BIOL 338Biological Pattern Formation

BIOL 340Molecular Medicine

BIOL 350Genomics

BIOL 351-380Special Topics

BIOL 401-404Independent Research

BIOL 495-496Thesis

CHEM 351Biochemistry Survey

Physiology/Organismal Biology (POB):

BIOL 201Invertebrates and World Health

BIOL 212Developmental Biology

BIOL 213Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

BIOL 214Neuroanatomy

BIOL 215Phytopathology

BIOL 224Plant Form, Function, and Adaption

BIOL 225Microbiology

BIOL 251Human Physiology

BIOL 270Special Topics

BIOL 310Aging and Age-Related Diseases

BIOL 314Anatomy of Vision

BIOL 317Physiology of Extreme Animals

BIOL 338Biological Pattern Formation

BIOL 342Botany and Biodiversity

BIOL 345Infectious Disease

BIOL 351-380Special Topics

BIOL 401-404Independent Research

BIOL 495-496Thesis

Ecology/Evolutionary Biology (EEB):

BIOL 231Ecology

BIOL 234Environmental Biology

BIOL 235Evolutionary Biology

BIOL 270Special Topics

BIOL 271Marine Biology

BIOL 272Conservation Biology

BIOL 274Introduction to Bioinformatics

BIOL 317Physiology of Extreme Animals

BIOL 332Advanced Aquatic Ecology

BIOL 336Evolutionary Genetics

BIOL 341Environmental Issues in Aquatic Ecosystems

BIOL 342Botany and Biodiversity

BIOL 351-380Special Topics

BIOL 401-404Independent Research

BIOL 495-496Thesis

GEOL 320Paleobiology

The sequence MATH 161/MATH 162/MATH 186 is recommended for A.B. majors planning careers in quantitative fields or medicine; students who are unsure of their degree program should begin with MATH 161.

In unusual circumstances PSYC 120 may substitute for MATH 186 with the approval of the department head.

Candidates must also complete the Common Course of Study.