This major and concentration provides an opportunity for a diversified background in biology, applicable to a wide range of introductory positions of employment in business and industry, hospitals, universities, the military and government at the local, state and federal levels. It also provides excellent preparation for graduate work in biology or related sciences.
A 2.00 grade point average is required for all biology courses taken in the department. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department’s academic programs committee.
For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Biology department page.
Bulletin Year: 2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin
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|Total Credits Required||120|
|Required Courses in Major||44-62|
|BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles [SCII]||4|
|BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity||4|
|BI 210 Principles of Ecology [SCII]||4|
|BI 215 Principles of Evolution||4|
|BI 218 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology [SCII]||4|
|BI 312 Genetics||4|
|BI 489 Graduate Assessment for Biology Majors||0|
|Choose one concentration from the following:|
|General Biology Concentration||20|
|Other Required Courses||19-20|
|CH 111 General Chemistry I [SCII] **||5|
|CH 112 General Chemistry II **||5|
|CH 220 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (5 cr.) or|
|CH 315 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.) and|
|CH 317 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 cr.)|
|PH 201 College Physics I (5 cr.) [SCII] or|
|PH 220 Introductory Physics I (5 cr.) [SCII]|
*Students must declare one and only one concentration as part of the biology major.
**Transfer students may satisfy this requirement with a minimum of 4 credit hours.
***Students in the microbiology concentration must take CH 315 and CH 317 to fulfill this requirement.
This major does not require a minor.