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 minimum 2.00 grade point average is required for graduation in this major, based on all courses within the major. 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.

For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
Biology Core 24
Other Required Courses 19-20
See Biology Major for complete list of required courses.

General Biology Concentration Electives 20
Any BI course at the 200 level or above, including at least 12 credits at the 300-level or above, but not BI 305. May include up to 4 credits of BI 499 Internship. May also include CLS 190 Microscopy (1 cr.), CLS 200 Urinalysis & Body Fluid Analysis (1 cr.), or CLS 201 Hematology & Coagulation (3 cr.).

This major does not require a minor.