General Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.S.)

General Biology (Concentration)

The Bachelor of Science program in biology prepares students for medical school, dental school, veterinary school, pharmacy school, and a variety of graduate programs (both Masters and Doctoral programs) in the biological sciences. It also prepares students for a multitude of technical positions in government service, education, the military, private industry, or other areas in the private sector. The curriculum below is current as of the 2018- 2019 Academic Catalog. See the Program Coordinator or your advisor for more information about how to better tailor your course schedule to fit your degree needs.

General Education Curriculum - 50 credits

Courses Required From General Education Curriculum
CHE 180 General Chemistry I (with lab)
ENG 102 Composition and Literature or 103 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
MAT 121 Pre-Calculus
PCS 120 College Physics I (with lab)

Major Required Courses - 25 credits
BIO 120 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (with lab)
BIO 202 Introduction to Plant Biology (with lab)
BIO 260 Introduction to Microbiology (with lab)
BIO 280 General Zoology (with lab)
BIO 300 Biology Seminar
BIO 320 Genetics (with lab)
BIO 360 Principles of Ecology (with lab)

Major Electives (select four) - 14-16 credits
BIO 220 Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
BIO 222 Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
BIO 230 Pathophysiology
BIO 312 Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (with lab)
BIO 308 Invertebrate Biology (with lab)
BIO 310 Vertebrate Zoology (with lab)
BIO 340 Cell Biology and Physiology (with lab)
BIO 406 Evolutionary Biology (with lab)
BIO 410 Immunobiology (with lab)
BIO 420 Aquatic Zoology (with lab)
BIO 432 Limnology (with lab)
BIO 440 Biochemistry
BIO 450 Thesis Project
BIO 460 Behavioral Endocrinology (with lab)
BIO 299 or 499 Independent Study
BIO 490 Internship in Biology
BIO 491 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
PCS 122 College Physics II (with lab)
MAT 250 Computer Programming
MAT 321 Calculus II or Higher

Associate Fields - 19 credits
CHE 182 General Chemistry II (with lab)
CHE 380 Organic Chemistry I (with lab)
CHE 382 Organic Chemistry II (with lab)
MAT 200 Introduction to Statistics
MAT 221 Calculus I

General Electives - 10-12 credits

Total Semester Credits Required in Degree - 120 credits