Requirements

 

Requirements for the Biology Major (11.5 Credits)

10.5 credits in Biology, 1 additional credit in a defined elective course outside of Biology

Core Courses (5)

Required of all majors

  • BIOL 120 Introduction to Biological Inquiry (1)
  • BIOL 231 Biological Concepts I (1)
  • BIOL 235 Experimental Methods in Biology (.5)
  • BIOL 241 Biological Concepts II (1)
  • BIOL 245W Biological Inquiry (1)
  • BIOL 298 Introductory Biology Colloquium (.5)

Elective Courses (4.5)

Two credits in Biology at the 300-level (2)

  • Any BIOL 3XX course

One and a half additional elective credits (1.5)

These may include:

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

One course in building cultural competencies in understanding systems of Power, Difference, and Equity (1)

  • AES 144 Topics in American Ethinic Studies (1)
  • ANTH 150 Controversies and Issues in Cultural Anthropology (1)
  • ANTH 231 Native North American Cultures (1)
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous People, Human Rights, and the Environment (1)
  • CCM 220W Analyzing Public Discourse (1)
  • CCM 260W Media and the Environment (1)
  • CCM 265 Rhetorics of Sex and Gender (1)
  • CCM 343 Controversies in Northwest Public Discourse (1)
  • CCM 344 Asian Americans and the Media (1)
  • CCM 345 Latina/o/x Communication Studies (1)
  • CCM 346 African American Public Discourse (1)
  • CCM 361 Citizenship and the Public Sphere (1)
  • HIST 131W Historical Inquiry: Slavery & Abolition, US (topic dependent) (1)
  • HIST 262 American Women's History (1)
  • IDS 205 Chemawa Indian School Partner Program (.5)
  • SOC 114 Racism and White Supremacy in the U.S. (1)
  • SOC 121 Gender in Society (1)
  • SOC 131 Sociological Inquiry: Food Justice (topic dependent) (1)
  • WGS 134 Thinking Sex (1)
  • WGS 245 Feminism, Gender, and Society (1)

Capstone (2)

One research course from the following (1.5)

  • BIOL 383W Research in Geomicrobiology (1)
  • BIOL 450W Research in Molecular Genetics (1.5)
  • BIOL 451W Research in Neuroethology (1.5)
  • BIOL 453W Research in Behavioral Ecology (1.5)
  • BIOL 454W Research in Bacteriology (1.5)
  • BIOL 456W Research in Genomics (1.5)
  • BIOL 458W Research in Cell and Developmental Biology (1.5)
  • BIOL 459W Research in Molecular Ecology (1.5)

Biology Colloquium (.5)

Note

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 (5 Credits)

  • Five (5) credits in Biology (any 5 credits in BIOL)