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 3300 (Developmental Biology) or CBIO 3400 (Cell Biology) or PBIO 3600 (Plant Cell & Developmental Biology)
  • ECOL 3500 (Ecology) or GENE 3000 (Evolutionary Biology)

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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