Biology High School Preparation

Students desiring a major in biology are expected to have a strong high school background in science and mathematics as well as to have good writing skills. Calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics are disciplines the student should have studied in high school. Students who have not had these studies in high school may have additional prerequisite courses as part of their curriculum. Contact the chair of the Department of Biology for information and advisement.


The following options are available to a student interested in biology:

  1. B.S. in biology- 41 hours of biology (at least 33 upper division); Calculus, physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and 3 hours of statistics or 4 hours of analytical chemistry.
  2. Minor in biology- 20 hours of biology, 12 of which must be upper division (selections approved by advisor)
  3. Teacher Certification.