Biology, Bachelor of Science

120 credits

The BS in Biology is a broad-based degree that prepares students for graduate or professional schools including medical, dental, and veterinary schools, and emphasizes cellular, physiological, and organismal biology. It should be noted that some professional/graduate schools require a full year of physics and thus students should work closely with their academic advisor to plan their coursework.

Degree Requirements


BI 1110 Biological Science I (TECO) 4
BI 1120 Biological Science II 4
BI 3060 Genetics 4
BI 3130 Evolution 4
BI 3240 Conservation (DICO) (GACO) (INCO) 3
BI 4960 Biology Seminar 1
Lower Level Organismal Electives - complete two of the following: 8
BI 2030 Invertebrate Zoology
BI 2040 Vertebrate Zoology
BI 2070 Botany
BI 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
BI 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and
BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
Upper Level Electives - complete five 3000/4000 level Biology courses; at least three must be from the following list of cellular, physiological, and organismal courses and
one must be a Writing in the Discipline Connection (WRCO): 20
BI 3020 Biochemistry I
BI 3040 Microbiology
BI 4100 Cell Structure and Function
BI 4140 Developmental Biology
BI 4750 Plant Physiology
BI 4770 Animal Physiology (WRCO)
BI 4780 Neurobiology (WRCO)
CH 1050 Laboratory Safety 1
CH 2335 General Chemistry I (QRCO) 4
CH 2340 General Chemistry II 4
CH 3370 Organic Chemistry I 4
CH 3380 Organic Chemistry II 4
Physics - complete (PH 2130) or (PH 2410 and PH 2430): 4
PH 2130 Physics I
PH 2410 University Physics I
PH 2430 University Physics Laboratory I
Mathematics Foundations - complete one of the following: 4
MA 2140 Precalculus (QRCO) (TECO)
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 20

*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.