Major in Biology

 

Biology is the scientific study of the living world. Emphasis is on integrated concepts showing the effect of biological knowledge on all areas of human endeavor. Basic themes include cellular metabolism, cellular structure, mechanisms of heredity, development, evolution, ecology and behavior.

Requirements for a Major in Biology

A minimum of 32 hours of coursework, plus required supporting coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

BIO141W Principles of Biology I 4
BIO142 Principles of Biology II 4
BIO320 Microbiology 4
BIO360W Genetics 4
S&M286 Problem Solving in Science & Mathematics 2

One of the following:

BIO281 Animal Behavior 3
BIO300W Ecology 4

One of the following:

BIO342 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIO325 Immunology 4
BIO370 Physiology 4

One of the following:

BIO330W Developmental Biology 4
BIO466 Organic Evolution 3

At least one of the of the following:

BIO241 Introduction to Botany 4
BIO242 Introduction to Zoology 4
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO281 Animal Behavior 4
BIO300W Ecology 4
BIO325 Immunology 4
BIO330W Developmental Biology 4
BIO342 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIO370 Physiology 4
BIO466 Organic Evolution 3
TOTAL:   32-34

Plus the following required supporting courses:

CHM131 General Chemistry I 4
CHM132 General Chemistry II 4
CHM220 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM221 Organic Chemistry II 4
or CHM322 Biochemistry 3
MAT121 Precalculus 4

Requirements for a Minor in Biology

A minimum of 20 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

BIO141W Principles of Biology I 4
BIO142 Principles of Biology II 4
BIO300W Ecology 4
BIO342 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4

At least one of the following:

BIO241 Introduction to Botany 4
BIO242 Introduction to Zoology 4
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO320 Microbiology 4

Requirements for a Major in Elementary Education with a Biological Science Specialization

26 hours of coursework

For a list of these courses, please refer to the Education section of the catalog concerning requirements for licensure in Secondary Education.