Bachelor of Science in Biology Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

  1. University Core Curriculum—(44 hrs.)
  2. 2.0 grade point average in all required upper-division courses attempted
  3. Lower division preparation (may be part of University Core)

    CHEM 1311/1111 and 1312/1112; MATH 2413; PHYS 2325/2125 and 2326/2126

  4. Required Biology courses (41 hours including 33 hours of upper-division biology, 12 hours at this university)
    1. Biology Core (22 hrs.)
      BIOL 1306/1106: General Biology I/Lab
      BIOL 1307/1107: General Biology II/Lab (may be part of University core)
      BIOL 3332/3133: Genetics/Lab
      BIOL 3336/3137: Ecology/Lab
      BIOL 3334/3144: Cell Biology/Lab
      BIOL 4114 and 4115: Seminar
    2. Distribution Requirements (19 hrs. - one course from each group)

      Group I:
      BIOL 3345/3146: Plant Morphology/Lab
      BIOL 3147/3348: Plant Taxonomy/Lab

      Group II:
      BIOL 4330/4131: Herpetology/Lab
      BIOL 4331/4132: Entomology/Lab
      BIOL 4335/4136: Vertebrate Natural History/Lab
      BIOL 4340/4141: Ornithology/Lab
      BIOL 4305/4105: Aquatic Biology/Lab

      Group III:
      BIOL 4300/4101: Microbiology/Lab
      BIOL 4302/4102: Cell and Molecular Biology/Lab

      Group IV:
      BIOL 3343/3144: Physiology/Lab
      BIOL 3335/3135: Comparative Vertebrate Biology/Lab

      Group V:
      BIOL 3338: Biological Evolution
      BIOL 4304: Biogeography

  5. Additional courses required for a B.S. in biology (15-16 hours)

    CHEM 3342/3143: Organic Chemistry I/Lab
    CHEM 3344/3145: Organic Chemistry II/Lab
    CHEM 4334/4135: Biochemistry I/Lab
    CHEM 3310/3111: Analytical Chemistry/Lab
    or MATH 1342: Statistics

  6. Electives