Biology: Requirements for the Major

Disciplinary Major

Supporting Courses, (28-29 credits):

Required:

BIOLOGY 202: Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 203: Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)

CHEM 211: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 212: Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)

CHEM 213: Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

CHEM 214: Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

Mathematics, (One (1) of These):

COMP SCI 256: Software Design I (4 credits)

MATH 104: Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry (4 credits)

MATH 201: Calculus for the Management and Social Sciences (3 credits)

MATH 202: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

Writing, (One (1) of These):

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

INFO SCI 390: Technical Writing (3 credits)

Area of Emphasis: Animal Biology

Upper-Level Courses, (30-33 credits):

Required:

BIOLOGY 303: Genetics (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 309: Evolutionary Biology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 302: Principles of Ecology (4 credits)

Choose Four (4) Credits:

BIOLOGY 302: Principles of Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 307: Cell Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 308: Cell Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

One (1) of These:

BIOLOGY 311: Plant Physiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 346: Comparative Physiology (3 credits)

Choose 12-14 credits:

BIOLOGY 304: Genetics Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOLOGY 340: Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 342: Ornithology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 343: Mammalogy (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 345: Animal Behavior (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 346: Comparative Physiology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 353: Invertebrate Biology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 355: Entomology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 410: Developmental Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 411: Developmental Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

HUM BIOL 402: Human Physiology (3 credits)

HUM BIOL 403: Human Physiology Laboratory (1 credit)

HUM BIOL 413: Neurobiology (3 credits)

HUM BIOL 444: Endocrinology (3 credits)

Seminar, required:

BIOLOGY 490: Biology Seminar (1 credit)

Area of Emphasis: Ecology and Conservation Biology

Upper-Level Courses, (30-33 credits):

Required:

BIOLOGY 303: Genetics (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 309: Evolutionary Biology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 302: Principles of Ecology (4 credits)

Choose Four (4) Credits:

BIOLOGY 302: Principles of Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 307: Cell Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 308: Cell Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

One (1) of These:

BIOLOGY 311: Plant Physiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 346: Comparative Physiology (3 credits)

Choose 12-14 credits:

BIOLOGY 310: Plant Taxonomy (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 311: Plant Physiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 312: Mycology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 320: Field Botany (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 342: Ornithology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 343: Mammalogy (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 353: Invertebrate Biology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 355: Entomology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 405: Aquatic Ecology (4 credits)

ENV SCI 467: Ecological and Environmental Methods and Analysis (4 credits)

ENV SCI 469: Conservation Biology (4 credits)

ENV SCI 499: Travel Course (1-6 credits)

Seminar, required:

BIOLOGY 490: Biology Seminar (1 credit)

Area of Emphasis: Cell/Molecular Biology

Upper-Level Courses, (34-37 credits):

Required:

BIOLOGY 303: Genetics (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 309: Evolutionary Biology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 302: Principles of Ecology (4 credits)

Choose Four (4) Credits:

BIOLOGY 302: Principles of Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 307: Cell Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 308: Cell Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

One (1) of These:

BIOLOGY 311: Plant Physiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 346: Comparative Physiology (3 credits)

Choose Four (4) Credits:

CHEM 300: Bio-Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

CHEM 301: Bio-Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

OR

CHEM 302: Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)

CHEM 304: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)

Choose 12-14 credits:

BIOLOGY 302: Principles of Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 304: Genetics Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOLOGY 307: Cell Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 312: Mycology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 402: Advanced Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 407: Molecular Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 408: Molecular Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

CHEM 330: Biochemistry (3 credits)

CHEM 331: Biochemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

HUM BIOL 422: Immunology (3 credits)

HUM BIOL 423: Immunology Lab (1 credit)

HUM BIOL 444: Endocrinology (3 credits)

Seminar, required:

BIOLOGY 490: Biology Seminar (1 credit)

Area of Emphasis: Biology for Educators

Upper-Level Courses, (30-33 credits):

Required:

BIOLOGY 303: Genetics (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 309: Evolutionary Biology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 302: Principles of Ecology (4 credits)

Choose Four (4) Credits:

BIOLOGY 302: Principles of Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 307: Cell Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 308: Cell Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

One (1) of These:

BIOLOGY 311: Plant Physiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 346: Comparative Physiology (3 credits)

Choose 12-14 credits, choose a minimum of one course from each of the areas listed below:

Animal Biology (choose minimum of one course):

BIOLOGY 304: Genetics Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOLOGY 340: Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 342: Ornithology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 343: Mammalogy (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 345: Animal Behavior (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 346: Comparative Physiology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 353: Invertebrate Biology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 355: Entomology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 410: Developmental Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 411: Developmental Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

Ecology and Conservation Biology (choose minimum of one course)

BIOLOGY 310: Plant Taxonomy (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 320: Field Botany (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 342: Ornithology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 343: Mammalogy (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 353: Invertebrate Biology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 355: Entomology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 363: Plant and Forest Pathology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 405: Aquatic Ecology (4 credits)

ENV SCI 467: Ecological and Environmental Methods and Analysis (4 credits)

ENV SCI 469: Conservation Biology (4 credits)

ENV SCI 499: Travel Course (1-6 credits)

Cell/Molecular Biology (choose minimum of one course)

BIOLOGY 302: Principles of Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 304: Genetics Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOLOGY 307: Cell Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 312: Mycology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 402: Advanced Microbiology (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 407: Molecular Biology (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 408: Molecular Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

CHEM 330: Biochemistry (3 credits)

CHEM 331: Biochemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

HUM BIOL 422: Immunology (3 credits)

HUM BIOL 423: Immunology Lab (1 credit)

HUM BIOL 444: Endocrinology (3 credits)

Seminar, required:

BIOLOGY 490: Biology Seminar (1 credit)