2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Biology (BA/BS)

65-74 credits

Requirements for Graduation


Biology majors must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in BIO 111 and BIO 112 in order to progress into 200-400 level biology courses and must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in BIO 210 in order to graduate.

Course Limitations

Students may withdraw, and/or attempt for a grade, from the Biology Common Core courses a maximum of three times. These courses include: BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 210, BIO 214, BIO 215, BIO 216, BIO 315 or BIO 316, and BIO 499.

Students should refer to the individual Concentrations regarding any course limitations relevant to courses in the specific Concentrations.





Common core, 47-48 credits

BIO 111Principles of Biology 1

4

BIO 112Principles of Biology 2

4

BIO 210Introduction to Botany

3

BIO 214Genetics

4

BIO 215Cell Biology

3

BIO 216Ecology

3

BIO 315Methods in Cell Biology

2

or

BIO 316Methods in Ecology

2

BIO 499Biology Undergraduate Symposium

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 231Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 1

3

and

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

MATH 108Intermediate Algebra

3

 

MATH 112Precalculus-Trigonometry

3

or

MATH 161Applied Calculus 1

3

or

MATH 165Calculus 1

4

 

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

Total Credit Hours:47-48

Complete one concentration

Concentration 1: General, 18-24 credits

Six elective courses at the 300-level or above in ANAT, BIO, BIOT, BOT, PHYS, or ZOOL. Courses taken to fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements and biology major requirements may not be used as electives in this category.

Total Credit Hours:65-74

Concentration 2: Wildlife biology and conservation,

25-26 credits

BIO 448Biometry

3

BOT 380Forestry

3

BOT 440Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

4

 

BOT 470Dendrology

3

or

BOT 481Aquatic Botany

4

 

GEOG 265Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

ZOOL 440Ornithology

3

ZOOL 446Mammalogy

3

ZOOL 483Wildlife Biology

3

Total Credit Hours:72-74

Concentration 3: Aquatic biology and fisheries, 22-23 credits

BIO 448Biometry

3

BIO 480Limnology

3

 

BOT 481Aquatic Botany

4

or

ZOOL 465Fishery Resources Management

3

 

ZOOL 432Invertebrate Zoology

4

ZOOL 444Ichthyology

3

ZOOL 484Aquatic Entomology

3

MATH 161Applied Calculus 1

3

Total Credit Hours:69-71

American Fisheries Society professional certification requirements should be considered. See aquatic biology and fisheries advisor in the Department of Biology for information.

Concentration 4: Microbiology, 26 credits

BIO 313Microbiology

4

BIO 341Pathogenic Bacteriology

3

BIO 444Immunology

4

BIO 446Applied Microbiology

3

BOT 446Medical Mycology

3

CHEM 360Essentials of Biochemistry

3

and

CHEM 361Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

1

5 credits from 200-400 level BIO, BIOT, BOT or ZOOL

5

Total Credit Hours:73-74

Concentration 5: Genetics, 21 credits

Genetics concentration students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in BIO 214 (Genetics) in order to progress into the concentration specific classes.

BIO 448Biometry

3

BIO 452Advanced Genetics

3

BIO 453Human Genetics and the Problems of Humanity

3

BIO 454Development and Evolution of Genomes: Genomics and Proteomics

3

BIO 457Molecular Biology

4

5 credits from 200-400 level BIO, BIOT, BOT or ZOOL

5

Total Credit Hours:68-69

Concentration 6: Cellular and molecular biology, 25 credits

BIO 313Microbiology

4

BIO 444Immunology

4

BIO 457Molecular Biology

4

BIO 470Developmental Biology

4

 

CHEM 360Essentials of Biochemistry

3

and

CHEM 361Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

1

or

CHEM 463Principles of Biochemistry 1

3

and

CHEM 465Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques

2

5 credits from
BIO 369Internship in Biology

1 TO 6

BIO 394Practicum in Biology

1 TO 3

BIO 456Cancer Biology

3

BIO 498Undergraduate Research

1 TO 3

BIOT (any 2 BIOT classes, except BIOT 493)

BOT 451Plant Physiology

4

CHEM 464Principles of Biochemistry 2

3

Total Credit Hours:72-73

Recommended electives are BIO 341, BIO 446, BIO 452, BIO 453, BIO 460, BIO 482; BIOT 493; BOT 446; MATH 162 or 166; PHYC 112 or PHYC 122; or SCI 501.


Concentration 7: Field botany, 23 credits

BIO 448Biometry

3

BOT 380Forestry

3

BOT 440Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

4

BOT 470Dendrology

3

BOT 480Plant Ecology

3

BOT 481Aquatic Botany

4

NREM 221Soil Resources

3

Total Credit Hours:70-71

Concentration 8: Zoology, 21-22 credits

ZOOL 330Structure and Development of Vertebrates

5

ZOOL 432Invertebrate Zoology

4

12-13 credits from

At least 9 credits must be taken from ZOOL

BIO 448Biometry

3

CHEM 360Essentials of Biochemistry

3

and

CHEM 361Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

1

ZOOL 347Animal Parasitology

3

ZOOL 440Ornithology

3

ZOOL 441Entomology

3

ZOOL 444Ichthyology

3

ZOOL 445Herpetology

3

ZOOL 446Mammalogy

3

ZOOL 484Aquatic Entomology

3

Total Credit Hours:68-70

Total Credit Hours: 65-74