Biology Curriculum

Major Program – Required Courses (62 – 68 semester hours)

Core Courses (43 semester hours) | * New Course

BIOL 150 Fundamentals of Ecology and Evolution  3*
BIOL 151 Beginning Investigative Experiences in Biology  2*
BIOL 160 Cell Biology  4*
BIOL 255 Genetics  4
BIOL 345 Perspectives in Evolution  3*
BIOL 375 Advanced Investigative Experiences in Biology I  3*
BIOL 376 Advanced Investigative Experiences in Biology II  3*
BIOL 410 Senior Seminar  3
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  4
PSCI 111 General Physics I  4

 

Choose one of the following (4-5 semester hours)

MATH   175 Statistics  4
MATH   181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry  5
MATH   170 Business Calculus  5

 

Electives (15-20 semester hours)

BIOL XXX Five (5) Biology Elective courses  15-20
Three of the five courses must be upper level courses (300 – 483)

 

Biology Minor (20-26 semester hours)

Required Courses
BIOL 150 Fundamentals of Ecology and Evolution  3 OR
BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I and Lab  4
BIOL 151 Beginning Investigative Experiences in Biology  2
BIOL XXX Five (5) other biology courses
At least two of the five courses must be from the upper division (300-400 level)  15-20

 

Biology Secondary Education (9-12)

The Biology Secondary Education (9-12) major is open only to students who are also pursuing a Secondary Education Certification. The major is jointly administered by the College of Education and the Natural Sciences Department. Students must the following requirements and the Secondary Certification requirements listed in the Teacher Education section of the university catalog. Click here to learn more about this major and curriculum.

 

For more information, refer to the USF Catalog.