Degree Type
Bachelor of Science - Major

Major Requirements

Consists of a minimum of 43 credits of courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Students choose one of three tracks: General Biology, Pre-Health Sciences, or Secondary Education. 

Core Courses

The following core courses are required for each track, consisting of 26 credits:

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
23

Choose One Course From the Following

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

The remaining credits come from the tracks as follows (students choose one track):

Track 1-General Biology

Consists of 17 to 20 credits chosen from the following areas plus 2 elective BIOL courses numbered 300 or higher.


Cell Biology/Physiology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Ecology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Electives

Two elective BIOL courses numbered 300 or higher.

Track 2-Pre-Health Sciences

Consists of 18 to 20 credits chosen from the following areas:

Cell Biology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Physiology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Ecology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Organismal Biology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3-4

Track 3-Biology Secondary Education

This track is for students interested in pursuing licensure in biology education. Interested students should also see the Teacher Education Program section of the catalog for education curriculum requirements.

Consists of 20 credits chosen from the following areas:
 

Cell Biology/Physiology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Ecology (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Organic Chemistry (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Earth Science (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Physics (1 course)

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3
Total Credits
43

For the elective BIOL courses in the tracks, only 3 credits may be chosen from BIOL-460, BIOL-490, BIOL-491 or BIOL-499, while Internship (BIOL-480X) cannot be used to meet this requirement. Students wishing to double major in biology and environmental science or in chemistry and environmental science may not overlap or double count the electives selected on the environmental science plan of major to the other major.