Degree Programs: Biology

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - BIOLOGY

(courses in bold are required; numbers in parentheses are semester hours)

  • BIO 1010 Principles of Biology*(3)
  • BIO 1011 Principles of Biology Laboratory* (1)
  • BIO 1020 Introduction to Biological Diversity* (3)
  • BIO 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity Laboratory* (1)

* These courses must be taken in sequence before students may take any other courses for a degree in biology

  • BIO 2010 Topics in Cell Biology(3)
  • BIO 2015 Laboratory Methods in Biology (4)
  • BIO 2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Processes (3)
  • BIO 2025 Biostatistics (3)
  • BIO 3600 Molecular Genetics (5)
  • BIO 3980 Preparing for Life as a Scientist I (1)
  • BIO 3990 Preparing for Life as a Scientist II (1) 
  • BIO 4990 Senior Seminar (1)
  • One course from each of the following three groups (at least one of the three must have a lab) (16)
Group I
Group II
Group III
     
BIO 3110 Cellular Communications (3) BIO 3210 Microbiology (5) BIO 3310 Symbiosis (3)
BIO 3120 Animal Physiology (5) BIO 3220 Biomechanics (3) BIO 3320 Advanced Ecology (5)
BIO 3130 Plant Cell Function (5)  BIO 3230 Anatomy (5)

BIO 3330 Conservation Biology (3)

BIO 3140 Developmental Biology (5) BIO 3240 Evolutionary Morphology of Plants  (5) BIO 3340 Advanced Marine Biology (5)  
BIO 3150 Immunology & Serology (3) BIO 3250 Local Flora (4) BIO 4320 Principles of Toxicology (3)  
BIO 4110 Virology (3) BIO 3260 Vertebrate Zoology (5)  
BIO 4130 Regulation of Transcription (3) BIO 3270 Invertebrate Zoology (5)  
  BIO 3280 Parasitology (5)  
  BIO 4210 Mycology (3)  
  BIO 4220 Microbial Diversity (3)  

Two additional biology courses 3000 level or above that are not being used to meet one of the three group requirements. (Bio 3510, Bio 4710, and Bio 4970 cannot satisfy this requirement.)

Other Required Courses (to be taken at any time over the four years as prerequisites and individual schedules permit)

  • CHM 1010 College Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 1011 College Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 1020 College Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 1021 College Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 3010 Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 3011 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (3)
  • PHY 1010 Introduction to Physics I (4) or
    • PHY 3010 College Physics I (4)
  • PHY 2010 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)
  • TOTAL = 69-75 semester hours


BACHELOR OF ARTS - BIOLOGY

(courses in bold are required; numbers in parentheses are semester hours)

Typical First Year Biology Courses

  • BIO 1010 Principles of Biology*(3)
  • BIO 1011 Principles of Biology Laboratory* (1)
  • BIO 1020 Introduction to Biological Diversity* (3)
  • BIO 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity Laboratory* (1)

* These courses must be taken in sequence before students may take any other courses for a degree in biology

Typical Second Year Biology Courses (plus group and elective courses as prerequisites allow)

  • BIO 2010 Topics in Cell Biology(3)
  • BIO 2015 Laboratory Methods in Biology (4)
  • BIO 2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Processes (3)

Typical Third Year Biology Courses (plus electives as prerequisites and individual schedules allow)

  • BIO 3600 Molecular Genetics (5)
  • BIO 3980 Preparing for Life as a Scientist I (1)
  • Two additional biology courses (with or without labs) at the 3000-level or above that are not being used to meet one of the requirements listed above. (BIO 3510, BIO 4710 and BIO 4970 cannot satisfy this requirement) (6+)

Typical Fourth Year Biology Courses (finish all elective courses as needed)

  • BIO 4990 Senior Seminar (1)

Other Required Courses (to be taken at any time over the four years as prerequisites and individual schedules permit)

  • CHM 1010 College Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 1011 College Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 1020 College Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 1021 College Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
  • One of the following courses (4-5)
    • PHY 1010/2010 General Physics I and Lab (4+1)
    • CHM 3010/3011 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (3+3)
    • CHM 3210 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (7)
  • A sequence of courses in a foreign language terminating in a course numbered 2020 (3-12)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)
  • TOTAL = 56-58 semester hours


MINOR IN BIOLOGY

A minor in biology requires a 2.0 average in at least twenty-three (23) semester hours of biology courses, to include the following:

    • BIO 1010 Principles of Biology(3)
    • BIO 1011 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1)
    • BIO 1020 Introduction to Biological Diversity (3)
    • BIO 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity Laboratory (1)
    • BIO 2010 Topics in Cell Biology*(3) or
    • BIO 2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Processes* (3)
    • BIO 3980 Preparing for Life as a Scientist I (1)

At least eleven (11) additional hours of biology courses numbered 3000 or above. (BIO 3510, BIO 4700, and BIO 4970 cannot satisfy this requirement.)

* Many 3000-level biology courses have one of these two courses as a prerequisite.