Biology Major, Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS)

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Required Biology Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 270BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION3
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
BIOL 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Choose one of the following5
MICROBIOLOGY
BOTANY
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Choose one of the following4-5
EVOLUTION
ECOLOGY
Choose one of the following5
CELL BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Choose one of the following4-5
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
Required Supporting Courses
BIOL 380DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 380 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
Electives–21 of 36 credits must be in Biology, non-Biology electives must be approved by faculty advisor.36
Total Credits102-104

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate knowledge of evolution, diversity of life, and form and function of living organisms;
  • interpret observations through the creation, testing, analysis of hypotheses;
  • design laboratory or field experiments;
  • inspect data and apply basic statistics to their analysis and communication.
  • Write reports and prepare and deliver oral reports that:
  1. demonstrate ability to use scientific journals, periodicals, and electronic media to access current biological information;
  2. demonstrate ability to evaluate journal articles from the primary literature.