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B.S., Biology

BIOLOGY MAJOR (B.S. Degree)

Hours

BIOL 1501 Molecules and Cells

4

BIOL 1502 Structure and Function of Organisms

4

BIOL 1503 Ecology and Evolution

4

BIOL 2503 Biological Research Methods

2

Three courses, one course from each of 3 different areas:

Area 1: Cellular & Molecular Biology:
- BIOL 3590 Cell Biology
- BIOL 3591 Genetics
- BIOL 3552 Biochemistry
- BIOL 3511 Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology

Area 2: Organismal Biology:
- BIOL 2509 Field Botany
- BIOL 3509 Dendrology
- BIOL 3521 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
- BIOL 3562 Microbiology
- BIOL 3580 Animal Physiology
- BIOL 3575 Plant Taxonomy
- BIOL 3512 Topics in Organismal Biology

Area 3: Ecology:
- BIOL 3527 Vertebrate Ecology
- BIOL 3593 Ecology
- BIOL 3599 Behavioral Ecology
- BIOL 3513 Topics in Ecology

12

Biology electives (2000 level & above)

4

BIOL 3600 Evolution

3

BIOL 4501 Capstone in Biological Science

2

CHEM 1501, 1502 General Chemistry I and II

8

TWO courses from among the following:
- CHEM 2501 Analytical Chemistry
- CHEM 2601 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 2602 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 3511 Physical Chemistry
- CHEM 3521 Inorganic Chemistry

8

PHYS 2521, 2522 General Physics I & II

8

 

Total:

59


Because most graduate and professional schools require Physics and Calculus for admission, students contemplating advanced study in the biological sciences are advised to include these courses in their academic programs. All students majoring in Biology are encouraged to elect courses in physics, calculus-based mathematics, chemistry, statistics, and computer science.