This section specifies the biology major discipline requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Science section for information on additional requirements, declaration eligibility, and residency requirements.
Introductory Biology I
Introductory Biology II
Cell Signaling/Gene Regulation
Principles of Chemistry I (discontinued)
or CHEM 113
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II (discontinued)
or CHEM 114
Principles of Chemistry II
Heat, Waves, and Optics
or the combination of:
and PHYS 112
Electricity and Magnetism
or MATH 118
Calculus II for Life Sciences
Organic Chemistry I
An additional CHEM course numbered 200 or above
One of: (see Note)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Note: Students who completed PSYC 110 prior to September 2012 can use this course toward lower-level requirements.
BIO 320/ BIOC 320
24 credits of BIO courses numbered 300 and above (see Note)
14 credits of upper-level university courses in any discipline, three credits of which must be non-BIO
Note: Included in these 24 upper-level credits must be at least eight credits chosen from four-credit BIO courses with labs.
Students who intend to prepare for public school teaching should complete the Biology major with six credits of English (three credits of composition and three credits of literature) and at least one other teachable minor is recommended. Students should see an Advisor for the composition of teachable minors.