The Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Comprehensive Major in Biology

A student must complete the core requirements, an option, and the Essential Studies requirements. Students pursuing a comprehensive major in biology should take MATH 138 APPLIED CALCULUS or MATH 232 APPLIED STATISTICS as their Essential Studies Math requirement.

NOTE: Students may earn only one option within the Biology Major, although they are encouraged to take additional courses to expand their scientific knowledge and abilities. Some courses require successful completion of prerequisite courses prior to enrollment, as articulated in the catalog course descriptions. Successful completion means earning a “C” or better in the prerequisite course(s).

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 241
241L
MICROBIOLOGY
and MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
BIOL 458BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION3
Select one of the following options:4
Option 1
COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II
and COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY 1
Option 2
SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
Select one of the following:4
BIOCHEMISTRY
and BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
and ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Select one of the following options:25-31
Total Credits55-61

Biological Resources Option

Core Requirements 230
BIOL 336
336L
GENERAL ECOLOGY
and GENERAL ECOLOGY LABORATORY
3
BIOL 337ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT3
BIOL 431
431L
ENTOMOLOGY
and ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY
3
Select one of the following:3-4
MAMMALOGY
and MAMMALOGY LABORATORY
COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
and COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
BIOL 438
438L
TAXONOMY OF PLANTS
and TAXONOMY OF PLANTS LABORATORY
3
BIOL 444
444L
LIMNOLOGY
and LIMNOLOGY LABORATORY
3
BIOL 390INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGY1
or BIOL 409 SENIOR BIOLOGY RESEARCH
BIOL 439
439L
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
and PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
3
Elective
Select one of the following:3-4
CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY
and CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY LABORATORY
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION
and ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION LABORATORY
BIOTECHNOLOGY
ORNITHOLOGY
and ORNITHOLOGY LABORATORY
BIOLOGY OF POPULATIONS
PLANT PHYLOGENY
and PLANT PHYLOGENY LABORATORY
Total Credits55-57

Students entering the Environmental Resource Management field are encouraged to pursue a minor in Applied Statistics, Chemistry, Geoscience, Water Resource Management, or Wildlife Management.

General Biology Option

Core Requirements 330
Select one of the following:3-4
COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
and COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
MAMMALOGY
and MAMMALOGY LABORATORY
Select one of the following:3
CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY
and CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY LABORATORY
PLANT PHYLOGENY
and PLANT PHYLOGENY LABORATORY
BIOL 239
239L
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION
and ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION LABORATORY
4
BIOL 336
336L
GENERAL ECOLOGY
and GENERAL ECOLOGY LABORATORY
3
BIOL 432
432L
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and DEVELOPMENTAL BIOL LABORATORY
3
or BIOL 430 IMMUNOLOGY
BIOL 449MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
or BIOL 314 BIOTECHNOLOGY
CHEM 231
231L
SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
4
Upper Division Biology Elective3
Total Credits56-57

Human Biology Option

Core Requirements 430
BIOL 340
340L
HUMAN ANATOMY
and GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 432
432L
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and DEVELOPMENTAL BIOL LABORATORY
3
BIOL 449MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
CHEM 231
231L
SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 5
4
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
Select two of the following:6
PARASITOLOGY
and PARASITOLOGY LABORATORY
IMMUNOLOGY
HUMAN BIOMECHANICS
and HUMAN BIOMECHANICS LAB
PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY
and PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Total Credits57

Molecular Biology Option

Core Requirements 630
BIOL 314BIOTECHNOLOGY3
BIOL 390INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGY3
or BIOL 409 SENIOR BIOLOGY RESEARCH
BIOL 432
432L
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and DEVELOPMENTAL BIOL LABORATORY
3
or BIOL 430 IMMUNOLOGY
BIOL 436BINTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH2
BIOL 449MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
CHEM 231
231L
SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
4
PHYS 151
151L
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
and COLLEGE PHYSICS I LABORATORY
4
Biology Electives5
Total Credits57

Organismal Biology Option

Core Requirements 730
BIOL 239
239L
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION
and ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION LABORATORY
4
BIOL 435
435L
MAMMALOGY
and MAMMALOGY LABORATORY
3
Select one of the following:3
CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY
and CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY LABORATORY
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
and PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
PLANT PHYLOGENY
and PLANT PHYLOGENY LABORATORY
BIOL 336
336L
GENERAL ECOLOGY
and GENERAL ECOLOGY LABORATORY
3
BIOL 337ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT3
Select one of the following:3
PARASITOLOGY
and PARASITOLOGY LABORATORY
ENTOMOLOGY
and ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY
BIOL 438
438L
TAXONOMY OF PLANTS
and TAXONOMY OF PLANTS LABORATORY
3
BIOL 390INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGY1
or BIOL 409 SENIOR BIOLOGY RESEARCH
GEOS 322INTRODUCTION TO GIS3
Total Credits56

To enhance employment potential it is recommended that the student complement this degree with a minor in Chemistry, Geoscience, Wildlife Management or Applied Statistics.