Biology Major Requirements
The Biology program provides instruction in the fundamental theories, principles, and techniques of biological science. The courses are especially designed for students who are interested in engaging in fundamental and industrial research, teaching biology, allied health professions, environmental sciences, bio-technology, the medical, or dental professions, or veterinary medicine; or in pursuing advanced degrees in the life sciences. Faculty members aid students in planning individual programs geared toward meeting the students' academic and career goals.
Biology majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in major courses. The requirements for the Biology major are:
Biology majors must take the following courses in chemistry and earn at least a grade of "C" or higher.
Physics and Mathematics Requirements
Additional requirements for the Biology Major in Physics and Mathematics. The following courses must also be passed with a "C" grade or higher:
Comprehensive Exit Examination
Biology majors must also successfully pass a comprehensive exit examination during the Spring of their senior year and complete a senior thesis.
Total Credits: 123
*General Education Requirement
**University Graduation Requirement *ORIE 101 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR (1HR.) & MISY 151 TECH FLUENCY (3HRS.)= 4 HRS.
Or any 2 part 200 level History
or any ENGL 200 level or above
BIOL 101 or BIOL 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
† or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211
‡ or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
General Elective - any University course
Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.