Skip to main content
Search
Students look on as biology professor James Mountjoy shows images on a computer.

Requirements

Department Chair

James Mountjoy

Associate Professor and Chair of Biology

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7086

jmountjo@​knox.edu

Submit Your Deposity
Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Requirements for the major: Bachelor of Arts

11 or 12 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
  • 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 credit from the 300-level biology or biochemistry courses listed above
  • Research: either BIOL 380 (1/2) and at least a half credit from BIOL 381-385, or BIOL 400 (Honors)
  • General Chemistry: CHEM 100A and 102A, or CHEM 100-102

Requirements for the major: Bachelor of Science

In addition to the B.A. major requirements (above), students must complete four additional credits as specified below:

  • At least one credit, and up to three, from the 300 level biology and biochemistry courses listed above in the B.A. requirements for the three areas of biology. One credit in this area may be satisfied by an additional credit of research beyond that required for the B.A. Students completing an Honors project may count one credit of BIOL 400.
  • At least one credit, and up to three, from approved courses in the natural sciences or mathematics outside of biology; the following courses are pre-approved:
    • BCHM 301, 302, 310
    • CHEM 205, 211, 212, 215, 321
    • CS 141, 142
    • ENVS 125, 170, 241, 242, 325
    • MATH 145, 151, 152
    • NEUR 240, 241, 340
    • PHYS 110, 120, 130, 130
    • APSYC 100, 201, 202, 203
    • STAT 200

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.

Old Main
Apply for Admission Request More Info Visit Knox
Knox College

https://www.knox.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/biology/requirements

Printed on Friday, May 24, 2019