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2021-2022 Catalog

Biology, B.S. Major (Class of 2023 and beyond)

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


The program consists of a minimum of 11 courses and 6 collateral courses:

BIOL 111Unity & Diversity of Biology

BIOL 112Biomolecular Foundations of Biology

BIOL 113Quantitative Biology

BIOL 490Capstone in Biology

BIOL Seven Biology electives


CHEM 121General Chemistry I

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I


MATH 161Calculus I


MATH 165Calculus I+


Two additional science/engineering electives from the list below:

CE 321Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science

CHE 211Material and Energy Balances

CHEM 222Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 231Analytical Chemistry I

CHEM 311Elementary Physical Chemistry

CHEM 361Biochemistry I

CS 104Introduction to Game Programming

CS 105Digital Media Computing

CS 106Personal Robotics

ECE 211Digital Circuits I

ECE 221Basic Electric Circuit Analysis

ES 101Introduction to Engineering

GEOL 320Paleobiology

GEOL 320Paleobiology

MATH 162Calculus II

MATH 263Calculus III

MATH 282Techniques of Mathematical Modeling

PHYS 111General Physics-Mechanics and Thermodynamics

PHYS 112General Physics-Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics

PHYS 133Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

PHYS 151Accelerated Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

PHYS 152Accelerated Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics

The seven Biology electives must be numbered 205 or higher and must include at least two 300-level course.

No more than one research course (BIOL 401-404, 495, 496) can be used towards the major.

Computational Methods 151 may be substituted for a Biology elective.


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