Requirements for the Major in Biology
General Sciences Requisites:
Mathematics: MATH 2250 (Calculus I)
Introductory Biology: BIOL 1107-1107L (Principles of Biology I) and BIOL 1108-1108L (Principles of Biology II)
Introductory Chemistry: CHEM 1211-1211L (Freshman Chemistry I) and CHEM 1212-1212L (Freshman Chemistry II)
Organic Chemistry: CHEM 2211-2211L (Organic Chemistry I)
Physics: PHYS 1111-1111L/1211-1211L (Introductory Physics I) and PHYS 1112-1112L/1212-1212L (Introductory Physics II)
Choose one: MATH 2260 (Calculus II) or STAT 2000 (Introductory Statistics) or CHEM 2212-2212L (Organic Chemistry II)
Required Major Courses:
BCMB 3100 (Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) or BCMB 4020 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II)
GENE 3200 (Genetics)
CBIO 3600 (Developmental Biology) or CBIO 3400 (Cell Biology)
ECOL 3500 (Ecology) or GENE 3000 (Evolutionary Biology) or PBIO 3650-3650L (Plant Ecology)
Organismal Biology Requirement:
Student must choose one course (3-4 hours) that satisfies the organismal requirement.
Laboratory Biology Requirement:
Student must choose one course (3-4 hours) that satisfies the laboratory requirement.
Biology Major Electives Requirement:
Student must choose three courses (9 hours total) that satisify the major elective requirement. At least two of the courses must be 3 or more credit hours and from two different departments.
*Please see the Biology Major Checksheet for more information and a list of applicable courses.
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