Undergraduate Catalog

B.S. in Biology

Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in biology is designed for students who want a more intensive background in the sciences. It is especially tailored for students who aspire for graduate studies in biology or a related field, or who wish to enter medical, dental, or veterinary school. The Bachelor of Science degree in biology differs from the Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in that it requires additional courses in physics, mathematics, research methods in biology, and a senior capstone.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 8
Major and Related Courses 66
Free Elective Courses 9
TOTAL: 120

Required pre-major courses 8 hours

BIO 107Principles of Biology for Science Majors I

4

BIO 108Principles of Biology for Science Majors II

4

Required biology courses 10 hours

BIO 201Research Methods in the Sciences

4

BIO 202Internship in Biology

3

STM 403Senior Capstone

3

BIO 201: Four hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 230

Required chemistry courses 16 hours

CHE 107General Chemistry I

3

CHE 108General Chemistry II

3

CHE 109General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 110General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHE 211Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 212Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHE 213Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 214Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

Required physics courses 8 hours

PHY 151Physics I

3

PHY 152Physics II

3

PHY 153Physics I Laboratory

1

PHY 154Physics II Laboratory

1

Required mathematics course 8 hours

MAT 130Precalculus

4

MAT 150Calculus I

4

MAT 130: Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104

Elective biology courses 24 hours

Take at least one course from each of these four areas, for a total of 24 credits.

Genetics

BIO 211Genetics

4

BIO 411Human Genetics

3

Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology

BIO 221Microbiology

5

BIO 321Pathogenic Microbiology

5

Organismal Biology

BIO 231Invertebrate Zoology

4

BIO 232Vertebrate Zoology

4

BIO 233Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO 333Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

Ecology

BIO 241Ecology

4

BIO 242Evolution

3

BIO 243Botany

4

BIO 341Marine Biology

3

Other Electives

These courses count as biology electives but do not count toward the requirement for any one area.

BIO 106Medical Terminology

3

BIO 195Special Topics

1-5

BIO 295Special Topics

1-5

BIO 296Research Experience I

1-3

BIO 395Special Topics

1-5

BIO 396Research Experience II

1-3

BIO 404Senior Capstone II

3

BIO 495Special Topics

1-5

BIO 496Research Experience III

1-3

BIO 499Independent Study

1-3

CHE 325Biochemistry: Proteins and DNA

3

CHE 327Biochemistry Laboratory I

1