Major

Students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology must take a minimum of 43 credits in Biology courses. Majors can opt for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences by taking a minimum of 38 credits in Biology courses. Double majors in Biology and Chemistry are required to earn 43 credits in Biology and receive the B.S. degree.

In addition to the requirements of the School of Arts & Sciences, the general requirements for majors in the Biological Sciences are:

Biology (24 credits)

  • BIO 123 General Biology I
  • BIO 124 General Biology II
  • BIO 190 Biology Colloquium I
  • BIO 213 Environmental Biology
  • BIO 290 Biology Colloquium II
  • BIO 352 Genetics
  • BIO 353 Molecular Biology
  • BIO 394 Seminar in Bio-Communication

Choice of the following electives (19 credits for B.S., 14 credits for B.A.)

  • BIO 125 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 126 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 207 Microbiology
  • BIO 215 Environmental Impacts on Human Health
  • BIO 216 Parasitology
  • BIO 221 Nutrition Science
  • BIO 224 Marine Biology
  • BIO 242 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 257 Immunology
  • BIO 307 Advanced Microbiology
  • BIO 485 Independent Study
  • BIO 489 Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO 495 Internship
  • BIO 499 Cooperative Education

Mathematics

  • 6 to 8 credits

Chemistry (18 credits)

  • CHM 111 Chemical Principles I
  • CHM 112 Chemical Principles II
  • CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II

Physics (8 credits)

  • PHY 111 General College Physics I
  • PHY 112 General College Physics II

MINOR

A student may minor in Biology by completing the following courses:

  • BIO 123 General Biology I
  • BIO 124 General Biology II

10 credits from among the following: (courses coded BIO 213 through BIO 394)

  • BIO 213 Environmental Biology
  • BIO 215 Environmental Impacts on Human Health
  • BIO 221 Nutrition Science
  • BIO 224 Marine Biology
  • BIO 242 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 257 Immunology
  • BIO 307 Advanced Microbiology
  • BIO 352 Genetics
  • BIO 353 Molecular Biology
  • BIO 394 Seminar in Bio-Communication