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Biology Major

34 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells and Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-203

Ecology, Evolution and Diversity

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

3

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

BIO-330

Cell Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-316 or
BIO-357

Genetics or
Molecular Biology

3

Physiology Courses

Complete 4 credits from the following:

BIO-374

Animal Physiology and Laboratory

4

BIO-375

Plant Physiology and Laboratory

4

BIO-376

Neurophysiology and Laboratory

4

BIO-377

Physiology of Extremes and Laboratory

4

Ecology, Evolution, or Systematics

Complete 4 credits from one of the following areas:

Ecology

BIO-317

Stream Ecology and Laboratory

4

BIO-326

Coastal Marine Ecology and Laboratory

4

BIO-345

Ecology and Laboratory

4

BIO-346.1 and
BIO-346

Field Biology Preparation and
Field Biology

2
4

Evolution

BIO-331

Evolution and Laboratory

4

Systematics

BIO-319

Ichthyology and Laboratory

4

BIO-322

Field Botany and Laboratory

4

BIO-339

Mammalogy and Laboratory

4

BIO-349

Vertebrate Natural History and Laboratory

4

Senior Capstone

BIO-450

Biology Capstone Seminar

3

BIO-499

Senior Comprehensive Exam

0

Upper-Division Biology Electives

BIO

Complete additional 300- or 400-Level Courses to total at least 34 credits of Biology coursework

4 or more

Recommended Electives

For a career in biology, the following electives are recommended:

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-302

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

PHY-232 or
PHY-272

General Physics and Laboratory
Analytical Physics and Laboratory

4

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

MAT-175

Single Variable Calculus

4

MAT-212

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

BIO-396/496

Independent Research in Biology

1-3