Degree Requirements - B.S. in Biology


The Program is designed for students who plan to attend Graduate school or who wish to prepare for admission to a School of Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, Optometry, etc., as well as those interested in entering directly into the workforce.
1st Semester (12 credits)

BIOL1251       General Biology I 
BIOL1253       General Biology I Lab
CHEM1201    General Chemistry I
CHEM1203    General Chemistry Lab I
ENWR1101    Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1252        General Biology II 
BIOL1254        General Biology II Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry Lab II
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Math Sequence
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (16 credits)

BIOL2250/BIOL2150      Ecology & Field Biology and Lab  (or)
MBIO2209/MBIO2219     Intro to Marine Biology
CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry Lab I
ENGL2201      Masterpieces of World Lit. I
Math Sequence

4th Semester (15 credits)

BIOL2237/BIOL2239     Human Structure & Function and Lab
BIOL2300        Experimental Design
CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
ENGL2202      Masterpieces of World Lit. II

5th Semester (15 credits)

BIOL2210/BIOL2211     Genetics and Lab
BIOL3225/BIOL3226     General Microbiology & Lab
PHYS2203      University Physics I
PHYS2201      Physics Lab I
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 

6th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL3345     Molecular Genetics
CHEM3281  Biochemistry I
PHYS2204   University Physics II
PHYS2202   Physics Lab II
SPCH____   4Oral Communication Elective
Fine Arts Elective

7th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL4432     Selected Studies in Biology 
BIOL4900     Biology Seminar I
BIOL4855BIOL4856     Molecular Biology techniques
UNIV2002   Global Issues
2 Free Elective
Ethical and Moral Analysis
BIOL4405     Ethics in Science

8th Semester (14 credits)

BIOL4240/BIOL4241     Cell Biology & Lab
BIOL4420     Evolution
BIOL4901     Biology Seminar II
2 Free Elective
2 Free Elective

1MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE:  In the freshman year students are required to take either Precalculus or Calculus. The first-year course must be followed by a second mathematics course in sequence, i.e., Calculus I or Calculus II.

2FREE ELECTIVES:  May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor, but may include no more than six credits of “1000” level Biology courses.  (Students may not take BIOL1201-1202 and BIOL1101-1102).  Physical Education is recommended for students to go on to schools of Veterinary Medicine.  Foreign language is recommended for students intending to go on to Graduate School.

3ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

4ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.