Degrees & Requirements

Core Courses

BIOL 117 General Biology BIOL 201 Organismal Biology BIOL 300 Genetics BIOL 307 Junior Seminar BIOL 420 Evolutionary Biology BIOL 450 Senior Seminar 

One course from: Cell/Biochemistry BIOL 315 Cell Biology BIOL 332 Microbiology and Immunology BIOL 430 Biochemistry BIOL 440 Molecular Biology

One course from: Organismal BIOL 225 Plant Taxonomy BIOL 275 Vertebrate Zoology BIOL 340 Tropical Biology

One course from:  Structure/Function BIOL 312 Developmental Biology BIOL 320 Comparative Anatomy BIOL 425 General Physiology

One course from: Population/Ecosystem BIOL 240 Global Change and Arctic Biology BIOL 345 Ecology BIOL 415 Biogeography 

Biology B.A.

BIOLOGY CORE

Contextual and Support CHEM 111 General Chemistry I, CHEM 112 General Chemistry II, CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I 

Three courses from: ESCI Any Earth Science course, ENVS Any Environmental Studies course MCOM 262 Science Communication, GEOG 311 Conservation of Natural Resources

Additional Requirements MATH 151 Calculus I 

One course from: STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics, STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences, STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Biology B.S.

BIOLOGY CORE, BIOL 207 Biological Investigation II 

Contextual and Support courses CHEM 111 General Chemistry I, CHEM 112 General Chemistry II, CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II, PHYS 201 General Physics I, PHYS 202 General Physics II 

Additional Requirements MATH 151 Calculus I, MATH 152 Calculus II

One course from: STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics, STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences, STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Biology Teach Prep

Departmental requirements: Prospective teachers must meet the requirements for the B.A. (with addition of PHYS 201) or B.S. degree as outlined above.

EDUC 114 Introduction to Education, EDUC 115 Early Field Experience, EDUC 115 Early Field Experience, EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development, EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design, EDUC 370 Survey of Exceptional Children, EDUC 440 Seminar: Teaching in Secondary School, EDUC 441 Supervised Teaching in Secondary School, EDUC 445 Foundations of Education, EDUC 449 Reading, Writing, and Instruction in Content Areas,  EDUC 450 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School

Additional Requirements: One course from: HIST 111 American History to 1861* HIST 112 American History since 1862*

Recommended One course from: HHP 231 Personal Health, HHP 232 School and Community Health, HHP 251 Safety Education

For middle school endorsement: EDUC 401 Practicum in Education 2

*Met as Modes of Inquiry in Core Requirements.

Minor

A student may minor in biology by completing Biology 117, 201, and 300 plus two additional biology courses approved by the department chair.