Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S., General Biology Studies

Degree Requirements

Area A

Required course

Area B

Recommended course

Area D

Recommended courses

Required course

Any mathematics course not taken in Area A from the following choices

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major Field (18 Hours)

  • Students who decide to major in biology after completing BIOL 1103K may use it for credit toward Area F if they complete BIOL 2108 , BIOL 2108L , and BIOL 2800 before enrolling in major courses (Area G).
  • All courses above ending in K may also be offered as separate lecture and lab (L) courses. The combined (K) courses and separate lecture and lab (L) courses cover the same subject matter and are equivalent courses.
  • Any credit hours exceeding 18 earned to complete the Area F requirements will count toward elective hours.

Area G: Major Courses (35 Hours)

  • At least one credit hour of BIOL 4960 , Biology Careers Seminar (1), or BIOL 4970 , Biology Seminar (1). It is recommended that students take BIOL 4960  early in their courses of study for career advisement.
  • Additional biology courses at the 3000-4000 to reach 35 credit hours in Area G.

Required courses to fulfill CTW requirement (3 Hours)

Major Core Requirements (12 Hours)

Choose one of the following Labs: (1)

Students should consult with an adviser regarding the laboratory most appropriate to their course of study. Additional laboratories may be appropriate and the credit applied to item 4 below.

Area H: Chemistry Requirements (6 Hours)

Students majoring in biology are required to complete the following:

Required courses (6 Hours)

Area I: Additional Courses (17 Hours)

Two semesters of physics are required for biology majors. If physics was not used to fulfill the Area D requirement,  then students should select one two-course physics sequence (8).

Additional Courses

Students majoring in biology must take additional courses as electives to complete a minimum of 120 hours to complete their degree.