BA/BS Major in Biology

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Biology

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 16
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology
Select one from the following:
Pre-Calculus Algebra
Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus I
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Biology
BI 111Principles of Biology 24
BI 112Principles of Biology 24
BI 200WBiological Literature1
BI 305Cell Biology4
BI 306Genetics4
BI 307Microbiology4
BI 498Senior Assessment Seminar1
Prescribed Supporting Courses
CH 111General Chemistry3
CH 111LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 112General Chemistry3
CH 112LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Major Concentration Requirements
Select one from the following Options:16-30
Option I: Professional Biology
Option II: General Biology
Option III: Environmental Biology
Option IV: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Minor
A minor, second major or second degree in chemistry, earth science, geography, geology, mathematics/computer science, physics, or psychology is recommended18-26
Option I: Professional Biology
Option II: General Biology
Option III: Environmental Biology
A minor is not required for this major
Option IV: Cellular and Molecular Biology
General Electives
General Elective hours, if required, to bring total to 120 for Options I, II, and IV
Option III requires 122-124 hours
Total Hours89

Concentration Options

Option I: Professional Biology

Organismal Biology (Protistans, Fungi, Plants)
Select one from the following:3-4
Non-Vascular Plants
Vascular Plants
Marine Botany
Plant Physiology
Plant Taxonomy
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Animals)
Select two from the following:6-8
Comparative Vertebrate Morphology
Animal Physiology
Invertebrate Zoology
Natural History of the Vertebrates
Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Vertebrate Zoology
Embryology
Ornithology
Entomology
Parasitology
Histology
Population Biology
BI 312Evolution3
Select one from the following:4
Coastal Wetlands Ecology
Marine Ecology
Marine Behavioral Ecology
Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
Total Hours16-19

Prescribed Supporting Courses

CIS 125Business Applications of Microcomputer Software 13
Select one from the following:3-4
Pre-Calculus Algebra
Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus I
Select one from the following:4-6
Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I
and Calculus for Business and Life Sciences II
Calculus I 2
MA 345Applied Statistics I3
Select one from the following:8-10
General Physics I
and General Physics II 2
Technical Physics I
and Technical Physics II
Total Hours6-26

Option II: General Biology

Organismal Biology (Protistans, Fungi, Plants)
Select one from the following:3-4
Non-Vascular Plants
Vascular Plants
Marine Botany
Plant Physiology
Plant Taxonomy
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Animals)
Select two from the following:6-8
Comparative Vertebrate Morphology
Animal Physiology
Invertebrate Zoology
Natural History of the Vertebrates
Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Vertebrate Zoology
Embryology
Ornithology
Entomology
Parasitology
Histology
Population Biology
BI 312Evolution3
Select one from the following:4
Coastal Wetlands Ecology
Marine Ecology
Marine Behavioral Ecology
Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
Total Hours16-19

Prescribed Supporting Courses

CIS 125Business Applications of Microcomputer Software 13
Select one from the following:3-4
Pre-Calculus Algebra 2
Pre-Calculus Trigonometry 2
Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 2
Calculus I 2
Total Hours3-7

Option III: Environmental Biology

Organismal Biology (Protistans, Fungi, Plants)
BI 463Plant Taxonomy3
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Animals)
BI 311Animal Physiology4
BI 341Natural History of the Vertebrates4
Population Biology
BI 421Ecology4
BI 423Aquatic Ecology4
Total Hours19

Prescribed Supporting Courses

CH 311
311L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
Select one from the following:5
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Instrumental Analysis
CH 465Environmental Regulations3
CIS 125Business Applications of Microcomputer Software 13
ES 131Earth Science/Physical Geology4
ES 488Hydrogeology3
Select one from the following:3-4
Pre-Calculus Algebra 2
Pre-Calculus Trigonometry 2
Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 2
Calculus I 2
MA 345Applied Statistics I3
Select one block of courses, Geography or Earth Science, from the following:14-16
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems:
Maps and Map Interpretation
Cartography
Geographic Information Systems
Applied Geospatial Analysis
Geography Capstone Project
Earth Science:
Meteorology
Technology and the Environment
Structural Geology
Structural Geology Lab
Mineralogy
Total Hours40-46

Option IV: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Organismal Biology (Plants)
Select one from the following:3-4
Non-Vascular Plants
Vascular Plants
Plant Physiology
Plant Taxonomy
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Animals)
Select one from the following:4
Comparative Vertebrate Morphology
Animal Physiology
Invertebrate Zoology
Embryology
Parasitology
Histology
Population Biology
BI 312Evolution3
Select one from the following Biology courses:4
Coastal Wetlands Ecology
Marine Ecology
Marine Behavioral Ecology
Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
Cellular/Molecular Biology
BI 415Molecular Biology4
BI 441Biochemistry3
Select a minimum of eight hours from the following:8
Applied Bacteriology
Immunology
Paleobiology
Research/Internship
Special Topics in Biology
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
CH 322
& CH 322L
Instrumental Analysis
and
Total Hours29

Prescribed Supporting Courses

CIS 125Business Applications of Microcomputer Software 13
Select one option from the following:8-10
Option I:
Pre-Calculus Algebra
Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I
Calculus for Business and Life Sciences II
Option II:
Pre-Calculus Algebra
Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
Calculus I
Option III:
Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus I
MA 345Applied Statistics I3
Select one from the following:8-10
General Physics I
and General Physics II 2
Technical Physics I
and Technical Physics II
CH 311Organic Chemistry4
CH 311LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 312Organic Chemistry4
CH 312LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory1
Total Hours32-36