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2021-2022 Catalog

Biology, B.S. Major Class of (2020, 2021, 2022)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) curriculum is broader in basic sciences and allows the student ample opportunity to explore advanced areas in biology.

Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 12 courses and 8 collateral courses:

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 222Organic Chemistry II

 

PHYS 111General Physics-Mechanics and Thermodynamics

And

PHYS 112General Physics-Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics

Or

PHYS 131Physics I: Mechanics

And

PHYS 133Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

 

MATH 161Calculus I

MATH 186Applied Statistics

BIOL 111Unity & Diversity of Biology

BIOL 112Biomolecular Foundations of 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 five 200-level or higher electives. CM 151 may be taken as one of the 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 256/NEUR 256Neurobiology

BIOL 270Special Topics

BIOL 274Introduction to Bioinformatics

BIOL 310Aging and Age-Related Diseases

BIOL 336Evolutionary Genetics

BIOL 350Genomics

BIOL 360-380Special Topics

BIOL 401-404Independent Research

BIOL 495-496Thesis

CHEM 361Biochemistry I

Physiology/Organismal Biology (POB):

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 345Infectious Disease

BIOL 360-380Special Topics

BIOL 401-404Independent Research

BIOL 495-496Thesis

Ecology/Evolutionary Biology (EEB):

BIOL 231Ecology

BIOL 234Environmental Biology

BIOL 235Evolutionary Biology

BIOL 270Special Topics

BIOL 272Conservation Biology

BIOL 274Introduction to Bioinformatics

BIOL 317Physiology of Extreme Animals

BIOL 332Advanced Aquatic Ecology

BIOL 336Evolutionary Genetics

BIOL 360-380Special Topics

BIOL 401-404Independent Research

BIOL 495-496Thesis

GEOL 320Paleobiology

BIOL 401-404, BIOL 495-496: No more than a total of four courses may be counted toward the course requirements.

The sequence MATH 161/MATH 162/MATH 186 or MATH 165/MATH 166/MATH 186 is recommended for B.S. majors planning graduate work and careers in quantitative fields or in medicine.

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

Candidates for the B.S. degree in Biology may elect a minor program in addition to their major. The requirements for a minor are the same as the College requirements.

This page reflects the requirements for completing this major. General graduation requirements for all majors can be found here