Curriculum: Biology

Biology Major (65-72 semester hours)

Required Courses:
BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
BIOL 126/7 Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
BIOL 211 Microbiology (5)

BIOL 331 Botany (4) OR BIOL 361 Ecology (4)

BIOL 350 Genetics (4)

BIOL 410 Senior Seminar
OR
BIOL 411 Senior Thesis (1)

BIOL 412 Senior Thesis II (2) (Required of Biology Fellows)

One course from the following:
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 310 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
BIOL 314/5 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Lab (5)
BIOL 316 Embryology (4)

One course from the following:
BIOL 252 Human Physiology (4)
BIOL 322 Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 351 Plant Physiology (4)

Required Support Courses
CHEM 121/3 General Chemistry I and Lab (5)
CHEM 122/4 General Chemistry II and Lab (5)
CHEM 224/5 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
CHEM 322/3 Biochemistry and Lab (5)
PSCI 111 General Physics I (4)
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)

 

Electives

Choose two from the following or additional courses in the above groups.
BIOL 321 Human Dissection Anatomy (3)
BIOL 342 Medical Microbiology (4)
BIOL 243 Immunology (4)
BIOL 353 Endocrinology (3)
BIOL 480-483 Selected Topics (3-4)

 

Biology Minor (20-24 semester hours)

BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
BIOL 126/7 Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
Four biology courses; at least two upper division (300-400 level).

 

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
BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
BIOL 126/7 Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
BIOL 211 Microbiology (5)
BIOL 252 Human Physiology (4)
BIOL 310 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
BIOL 314/5 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Lab (5)
BIOL 322 Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 350 Genetics (4)
BIOL 361 Ecology (4)
BIOL 390 Methods of Teaching Biology in the Secondary School (3)

BIOL 410 Senior Seminar
OR
BIOL 411 Senior Thesis I (1)

BIOL 412 Senior Thesis II (2) (Required of Biology Fellows)

 

Support Courses:

CHEM 121/3 General Chemistry I and Lab (5)
CHEM 122/4 General Chemistry II and Lab (5)
CHEM 224/5 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
CHEM 322/3 Biochemistry and Lab (5)
ENVS 120 Earth Science (4)
PSCI 111 General Physics I (4)
PSCI 112 General Physics II (4)
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)

 

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