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Major Areas of Study: BIOLOGY


Course Offerings and Major/Minor Requirements


Course Offerings
By number with credit-hours in parenthesis.
For more information on a specific course, visit the department web site.

106. Issues in Biology (3)

a. Environmental Science
b. Conservation Science
c. Concepts in Evolution
d. Genetic Frontiers and Biotechnology
e. Human Biology
f. Human Diseases

107. Biology Laboratory (1)
111. Organismal Biology I (3)
112. Organismal Biology II (3)
121. Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
122. Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
213. Functional Histology (4)
221. Vascular Plant Systematics (3)
226. Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
232. Vertebrate Natural History (3)
304. Evolution (4)
305. Human Genetics (3)
306. Genetics (4)
308. General Ecology (4)
312. Microbiology (4)
321. Advanced Botany (4)
336. Cellular Physiology (4)
346. Pathophysiology (3)
368. Fundamental Neuroscience (4)
373. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4)
375. Molecular Biology (4)
385. Topics in Biology (1-4)
420. Senior Seminar (3)
421-422. Biological Research (2-2)

Major Requirements (46 credit hours)

  • Biology 111, 112, 107 (twice), 226, 306, 308, 336, 420 (taken in the junior or senior year)
  • Chemistry 111, 112
  • Electives
    • BIOL 121, 122 (both these courses may be counted towards the major)
    • BIOL 213
    • BIOL 221
    • BIOL 232
    • BIOL 304
    • BIOL 312
    • BIOL 321
    • BIOL 346
    • BIOL 368
    • BIOL 373
    • BIOL 375
    • BIOL 421-422
    • Conservation Science 331
    • Neuroscience 386
    • In addition, one course may be selected from Environmental Science 121, 421; Molecular Biology 211, 411; Conservation Science 231, 431; or Neuroscience 201.  LAE issues courses (the 105 group) count as two credit hours toward the major.
  • NOTE: If you choose to do biological research (421-422), biology 420 (senior seminar) must be completed during the spring semester of your junior year.

Minor Requirements (19 hours)

  • Biology 111, 112, 107 (twice), 226, and a minimum of eight additional credit hours from courses at the 200 level or higher. (Only Biology courses will count toward the minor.)
  • A minimum of eight additional credit hours of courses from the 200 level or higher. Only Biology courses will count for the minor.

Teacher Licensure Requirements

  • Life sciences or integrated science, grades 7-12. Contact the Education department for specific course requirements.

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in addition to the Liberal Arts Essentials (LAE), which are required of all students to graduate.

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