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Bachelor of Science
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

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

76 credits

Core Courses

24 credits

BIO 110 Molecules and Cells¹
BIO 111 Evolution and Ecology¹
BIO 311 Genetics
BIO 312 Cell Biology
BIO 313 Population and Community Ecology
BIO 395 Biology Junior Seminar

¹ Students must earn a grade C or higher in both BIO 110 and BIO 111 in order to take any 200-level or higher BIO course (other than BIO 230 and BIO 332 which have separate prerequisites listed in the Catalog).

Upper-Level BIO Electives

24 credits

Select any six 300- or 400-level BIO courses to bring total credits in Biology to 48 credits.

Related Science or Math Courses

24 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

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education


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

Degree Requirements

120 credits