Requirements

Requirements for the Biology Major (13 Credits)

9 credits in Biology, 3 credits in Chemistry and 1 additional credit in Physical Science, Mathematics or Statistics

Core Courses

Required of all majors

  • BIOL 125 (NW) Ecology, Evolution and Diversity (1)
  • BIOL 130 Cell Biology and Genetics (1)
  • BIOL 244 Physiological Dynamics in Animals and Plants (1)
  • BIOL 298 Introductory Biology Colloquium (.5)
  • CHEM 115 (NW; QA) General Chemistry I (1)
  • CHEM 116 (NW; QA) General Chemistry II (1)
  • CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry I (1) OR
  • CHEM 230 Environmental Chemistry (1)

Intermediate-level Courses

One credit emphasizing Ecology, Evolution and Diversity (1)

One credit emphasizing Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology (1)

Research Methods Courses

One credit from the following (1)

Two additional elective credits (2)

  • These may include additional courses from those listed above or other Biology offerings including research courses (BIOL 297, 497). (See note below on excluded courses.)

Capstone Experience

BIOL 498 Biology Colloquium (.5) (must complete BIOL 298 prior to taking BIOL 498)

Includes completion of a comprehensive written assessment examination.

One credit in Physical Science, Mathematics, or Statistics (1)

Note

BIOL 246 (Human Anatomy) does not count toward a major in Biology. Students may not apply more than one biology approved course in total toward the major that bears a MOI, AES, or IDS course designation. Those students planning to apply for admission to graduate or professional schools in science are strongly urged to complete the following courses:

Requirements for the Biology Minor (7 Credits)

Cellular/Molecular Biology Emphasis

5 credits in Biology, 2 in Chemistry

  • BIOL 125 (NW) Ecology, Evolution and Diversity (1)
  • BIOL 130 Cell Biology and Genetics (1)
  • CHEM 115 (NW; QA) General Chemistry I (1)
  • CHEM 116 (NW; QA) General Chemistry II (1)

Three credits from the following (3)

Ecology/Evolutionary Biology Emphasis

5 credits in Biology, 2 in Chemistry

  • BIOL 125 (NW) Ecology, Evolution and Diversity (1)
  • BIOL 130 Cell Biology and Genetics (1)
  • CHEM 115 (NW; QA) General Chemistry I (1)
  • CHEM 116 (NW; QA) General Chemistry II (1)

Three credits from the following (3)