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Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science program in Biology is designed to stimulate intellectual and personal growth through an examination of the fundamental properties of living systems, the application of experimental and descriptive methods of discovery, and the consideration of the social, ethical, and aesthetic aspects of biological knowledge. The B.S. program also provides undergraduate preparation for technical employment or post-baccalaureate study in graduate school or for professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, teaching, and natural resource management. A Biology major considering graduate or professional school should confer with a Biology advisor to plan a program to meet the student's specific needs and assure entrance into such a school.

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Major Requirements

72 credits

Core Courses

20 credits

INBIO 110 Molecules and Cells
INBIO 111 Evolution and Ecology
BIO 311 Genetics
BIO 312 Cell Biology
BIO 313 Population and Community Ecology

Upper-Level BIO Electives

24 credits

Select any six 300- or 400-level BIO or INBIO courses to bring total credits in Biology to 44 credits. ENST 353 Restoration Ecology and ENST 461 Freshwater Science and Management also count toward the upper-level Biology requirement.

Related Science or Math Courses

28 credits

INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
INPHYS 141 College Physics I or INPHYS 241 University Physics I
PHYS 142 College Physics II or PHYS 242 University Physics II
MATH 141 Introductory Statistics or PSYC 251 Psychological Statistics

Teacher Certification

Effective fall 2021, there will be no admission to the program for both current and prospective students as this program is on administrative hold.

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education


Select additional courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level