Biology, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Biology

General Studies Program
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
College Algebra 1
Select one course numbered 1883
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
If ENG 101 is not taken as a prerequisite for ENG 102 then additional hours may be required to meet the 27 credit hour minimum in the Distribution Area of General Studies.
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences11
Biology I
Biology II
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Select one course numbered 3883
BS Science-related course requirements
CHEM 160General Chemistry3
CHEM 160LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 161LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Major Option
Complete all required courses35
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum6
Total Credit Hours120

 A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all courses counting toward this major.

Major Option

Biology Option Core Requirements
BIOL 231Research Methods I3
BIOL 290Evolution3
BIOL 305BioStatistics3
BIOL 307Ecology3
BIOL 360Genetics4
Select 2 credit hours of the following:2
Seminar in Field Studies
Research Methods II (It is MANDATORY for Majors electing the option of BIOL 431 to take a minimum of 2 credit hours for completion of their program of study.)
Seminar in Molecular Biology
Biology Option Required Electives
Field electives
Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Wildlife Conservation
Range and Wildlife Management
Plant Ecology
Plant Taxonomy
Animal Behavior
Insect Biology
Laboratory electives
Select 6 credit hours of the following:6
Human Microbiology
Human Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology
Cellular Biology
Principles of Immunology
Plant Physiology
Developmental Biology
Plant Diversity and Evolution
Infectious Diseases
Techniques in Molecular Biology
Biology Option Supporting Course Requirements
MATH 103Plane Trigonometry3
Select one of the following:5-10
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Total Credit Hours35-40

The Biology degree requires a minimal mathematical competency at the level of trigonometry. Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level, reducing the total credit hours needed. See advisor for math placement.


 A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.