Curriculum: Biology

Biology Major (65-72 semester hours)

Required Courses:
Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
Microbiology (5)
Botany or Ecology (4)
Genetics (4)
Senior Seminar or Senior Thesis (1)
Senior Thesis II (2) (Required of Biology Fellows)

One course from the following:
Human Anatomy (4)
Invertebrate Zoology (4)
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Lab (5)
Embryology (4)

One course from the following:
Human Physiology (4)
Molecular Biology (4)
Plant Physiology (4)

Required Support Courses
General Chemistry I (5)
General Chemistry II (5)
Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
Biochemistry and Lab (5)
General Physics I (4)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)

 

Electives

Choose two from the following or additional courses in the above groups.
Human Dissection Anatomy (3)
Medical Microbiology (4)
Immunology (4)
Endocrinology (3)
Selected Topics (3-4)

 

Biology Minor (20-24 semester hours)

Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
Four biology courses; at least two upper division

 

Teacher Certification in General Science (6-12)

Students majoring in Biology may earn a Standard High School Teaching Certificate (6-12).

Required Courses for Certification
Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
Microbiology (5)
Human Physiology (4)
Invertebrate Zoology (4)
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Lab (5)
Molecular Biology (4)
Genetics (4)
Ecology (4)
Methods of Teaching Biology in the Secondary School (3)
Senior Seminar or Senior Thesis I (1)
Senior Thesis II (2) (Required of Biology Fellows)

 

Support Courses:

General Chemistry I (5)
General Chemistry II (5)
Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
Biochemistry and Lab (5)
Earth Science (4)
General Physics I (4)
General Physics II (4)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)

For more information, refer to the USF Catalog