Biology

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Total credit hours: 122-128 

Required Curriculum

Core and General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

The College of Arts and Sciences requires an additional 12 credits in General Education from the disciplines within the college for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Students majoring in biology can take the following courses marked with an asterisk (*) to fulfill both general education and major requirements.

Major Requirements (27 credit hours)
BIO 201/BIL 201 Principles of Biology
BIO 202/BIL 202 Principles of Biology II
BIO 307 Cell Biology
BIL 307 Cell Biology Lab
BIO 308 Genetics
BIL 308 Genetics Lab
BIO 317 Principles of Ecology
BIO 335 General Microbiology
BIL 335 General Microbiology Lab
BIO 402 Introduction to Research
BIO 490 Senior Biology Seminar

Allied Requirements (19 credit hours)
CHM/CHL 181, 182* General College Chemistry I, II
CHM/CHL 301/302 Organic Chemistry I, II
MTH 212 Statistics

Electives in a Concentration of the student’s choice (28 – 34 credit hours)

Concentration for Occupational Therapy
BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIL 330 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIL 331 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
PSY 110 General Psychology
PHS 201 College Physics I
PLA 201 College Physics I Lab
Electives 12 – 18
a. Electives in Natural Sciences such as Medical Terminology
b. Electives such as additional courses in Psychology; in Sociology; and in Communications

Concentration for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIL 330 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIL 331 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
BIO 340 Pathophysiology
BIO 401 Parasitology
BIO 403 Immunology
BIO 407 Human Genetics
BIO 419 Molecular Biology
Additional Electives from any academic discipline

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Total credit hours: 122

Required Curriculum

Core and General Education Requirements (39 credit hours)

Students majoring in biology can take the following courses marked with an asterisk (*) to fulfill both general education and major requirements.

Major Requirements 
BIO/BIL 201* Principles of Biology
BIO 202 Principles of Biology II
BIL 202 Principles of Biology II Lab
BIO 307 Cell Biology
BIL 307 Cell Biology Lab
BIO 308 Genetics
BIL 308 Genetics Lab
BIO 317 Principles of Ecology
BIO 335 General Microbiology
BIL 335 General Microbiology Lab
BIO 402 Introduction to Research
BIO 490 Senior Biology Seminar

Allied Requirements (33 credit hours)
CHM/CHL 181, 182* General College Chemistry I, II
CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I
CHL 301 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry II
CHL 302 Organic Chemistry II Lab
PHS 201 College Physics I
PLA 201 College Physics I Lab
PHS 202 College Physics II
PLA 202 College Physics II Lab
MTH 212 Statistics
MTH 135 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

Electives in a Concentration of the student’s choice (23 credit hours)

Health Sciences Concentration
BIO 114 Medical Terminology
BIO 313 Nutrition Science
BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIL 330 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIL 331 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
BIO 340 Pathophysiology
BIO 403 Immunology
Additional Electives in Natural Sciences
(Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or Physics courses.)

The Chemistry Minor can be achieved by taking 4 credit hours of the required “Additional Electives in Natural Sciences” as the following Chemistry courses:
CHM 305 Basic Biochemistry
CHL 305 Basic Biochemistry Lab

Cellular & Molecular Concentration
BIO 403 Immunology
BIO 407 Human Genetics
BIO 411 Biotechnology
BIO 419 Molecular Biology
CHM 305 Basic Biochemistry
CHL 305 Basic Biochemistry Lab
Additional Electives in Natural Sciences
(Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or Physics courses.)

General Biology Concentration
BIL 317 Principles of Ecology Lab
BIO 305 Botany
BIL 305 Botany Lab
BIO 440 Conservation Biology
ONE of the following courses in cellular/molecular biology
a. BIO 403 Immunology
b. BIO 407 Human Genetics
c. BIO 411 Biotechnology
d. BIO 419 Molecular Biology
ONE of the following courses with lab
a. BIO 306 Vertebrate Zoology
BIL 306 Vertebrate Zoology Lab
b. BIO 311 Invertebrate Zoology
BIL 311 Invertebrate Zoology Lab
Additional Electives in Natural Sciences
(Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or Physics courses.)

Biology Minor

Total credit hours: 25

Required Curriculum

BIO 201 Principles of Biology I
BIL 201 Principles of Biology I Lab
BIO 202 Principles of Biology II
BIL 202 Principles of Biology II Lab
BIO 307 Cell Biology
BIL 307 Cell Biology Lab
BIO 308 Genetics
BIL 308 Genetics Lab
BIO 317 Principles of Ecology
Electives Any 300 or higher level BIO course.
Allied requirements are the same as for a Biology major.