Requirements for the Biology Major (54 semester hours)

42 semester hours in Biology, 8 semester hours in Chemistry, and 4 additional semester hours in a defined elective course outside of Biology

Core Courses (28 semester hours)

Required of all majors

Elective Courses (18 semester hours)

Eight semester hours in Biology at the 300-level (8)

  • Any BIOL 3XX course

Six additional elective semester hours(6)

These may include:

  • additional 300-level BIOL courses or
  • any other BIOL course or
  • courses from the following list:

Four semester hours in building cultural competencies in understanding systems of Power, Difference, and Equity (4)

  • AES 144 Topics in American Ethnic Studies (4)
  • ANTH 150 Controversies and Issues in Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 231 Indigenous Peoples of North America (4)
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous People, Human Rights, and the Environment (4)
  • CCM 220W Analyzing Public Discourse (4)
  • CCM 260W Media and the Environment (4)
  • CCM 265 Rhetorics of Sex and Gender (4)
  • CCM 343 Controversies in Northwest Public Discourse (4)
  • CCM 344 Asian Americans and the Media (4)
  • CCM 345 Latina/o/x Communication Studies (4)
  • CCM 346 African American Public Discourse (4)
  • CCM 361 Citizenship and the Public Sphere (4)
  • HIST 131W Historical Inquiry: Slavery & Abolition, US (topic dependent) (4)
  • HIST 262 American Women's History (4)
  • IDS 205 Chemawa Indian School Partner Program (2)
  • SOC 121 Gender in Society (4)
  • SOC 131 Sociological Inquiry: Food Justice (topic dependent) (4)
  • SOC 182 Racism and White Supremacy in the U.S. (4)
  • WGS 134 Thinking Sex (4)
  • WGS 245 Feminism, Gender, and Society (4)

Capstone (8 semester hours)

One research course from the following (6)

Biology Colloquium (2)

Note

Those students planning to apply for admission to graduate or professional schools in science are strongly urged to complete the following courses:

  • CHEM 225, 226 Organic Chemistry I, II (8 total semester hours)
  • CHEM 351 Biochemistry (4)
  • PHYS 221, 222 Introductory Physics I, II (8 total semester hours)

Requirements for the Biology Minor (20 semester hours)

  • Twenty (20) semester hours in Biology (any 20 semester hours in BIOL)
Willamette University

Biology Department

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6013
503-375-5425 fax

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