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Requirements for the majors

Biology – Bachelor of Arts
10 credits as follows:

  • Introductory courses BIOL 110, BIOL 120, BIOL 130 and BIOL 210
  • Ecology, Evolution and Behavior: at least one from BIOL 311A, BIOL 312, BIOL 314, BIOL 315, BIOL 316, BIOL 317, BIOL 318, BIOL 319
  • Organismal Biology: at least one from BIOL 320, BIOL 321, BIOL 322, BIOL 324, BIOL 325, BIOL 328, BIOL 329, NEUR 241
  • Cell and Molecular Biology: at least one from BIOL 331, BIOL 332, BIOL 333, BIOL 335, BIOL 336, BIOL 338, BCHM 265, BCHM 334, BCHM 335, BCHM 340, BCHM 345
  • One additional 300-level biology course or approved equivalent from the three content areas listed above
  • Research: BIOL 380 (1/2) and at least a half credit from BIOL 380-BIOL 384 or BIOL 400 (Honors)
  • General Chemistry: CHEM 102 or 102A.

Biology – Bachelor of Science
14 credits as follows:

  • Introductory courses BIOL 110, BIOL 120, BIOL 130 and BIOL 210
  • Ecology, Evolution and Behavior: at least one from BIOL 311A, BIOL 312, BIOL 314, BIOL 315, BIOL 316, BIOL 317, BIOL 318, BIOL 319
  • Organismal Biology: at least one from BIOL 320, BIOL 321, BIOL 322, BIOL 324, BIOL 325, BIOL 328, BIOL 329, NEUR 241
  • Cell and Molecular Biology: at least one from BIOL 331, BIOL 332, BIOL 333, BIOL 335, BIOL 336, BIOL 338, BCHM 265, BCHM 334, BCHM 335, BCHM 340, BCHM 345
  • Two additional 300-level biology courses or approved equivalent from the three content areas listed above
  • Research: BIOL 380 (1/2) and at least a half credit from BIOL 380-BIOL 384 or BIOL 400 (Honors)
  • General Chemistry: CHEM 102 or 102A.
  • One additional approved course in the natural sciences or mathematics outside of biology; the following courses are pre-approved:
      BCHM 301    ENVS 125    NEUR 241
      BCHM 302    ENVS 170    NEUR 340
      BCHM 310    ENVS 241    PHYS 110
      CHEM 205    ENVS 242    PHYS 120
      CHEM 211    ENVS 325    PHYS 130 or 130A 201
      CHEM 212    MATH 145    PSYC 201
      CHEM 215    MATH 146    PSYC 202
      CHEM 321    MATH 151    PSYC 203
      CS 141           MATH 152    STAT 200
      CS 142           NEUR 240
  • Two additional courses that are either 300-level biology courses or approved equivalents from the three content areas listed above, or approved courses from other departments in the natural sciences; one of these may be an additional credit of research in biology.

Note: A three-course overlap is allowed for students pursuing double majors (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) in Biology and Environmental Science.

Requirements for the minor 

6 credits as follows: 

  • Two introductory courses from: BIOL 110, BIOL 120, BIOL 130
  • BIOL 210 or other methods/statistics course (STAT 200, PHYS 241, ANSO 301, PS 230)
  • Two additional 300-level biology courses, one of which may be independent research
  • CHEM 100 or CHEM 100A

Note: Students double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology may count no more than 3 courses to both majors. For major-minor combinations of Biochemistry and Biology, no more than 2 courses may apply simultaneously to both programs.

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