Jun 22, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.


Requirements for the major in biology, B.S. program


This curriculum is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences, including medicine and health-related fields. A minimum of 52 credits in biology (excepting BIO 101 , 104 , 110 , 121  and 300 ) is required, including at least ten lecture courses and a minimum of five BIO laboratory courses. Students must complete:

2. One course from each of the following areas


3. Three additional biology elective courses, two of which must be 400-level lecture courses


Note:  BIO 405 ,BIO 430 , BIO 432 , BIO 490 , BIO 495  and BIO 497  do not satisfy this requirement for a 400-level lecture course but may be used to fulfill additional biology elective credits.

4. Minimum of five biology laboratory courses, of which four must be at the 300-level or above.


Note:  BIO 206  does not fulfill this requirement.  BIO 332  and  BIO 490  may only count toward one lab requirement, even if taken multiple times..

7. Mathematics requirements (up to 8 credits)


8. Four credits of statistics


Note


Corresponding lecture and lab courses should normally be taken simultaneously. Note that some courses have incorporated labs into lecture credit while other labs are given separate credit.

 

Requirements for a modified major in biology (B.S.) with a specialization in anatomy


Adviser: Mary Craig

Students may elect this specialization in their sophomore year. The selection of all courses should be planned in consultation with the adviser.

Requirements for a modified major in biology (B.S.) with a specialization in cell-molecular biology


Adviser: Lan Jiang
Students considering a career in cell biology, biotechnology or molecular biology may elect this specialization in their sophomore year. The selection of all courses should be planned in consultation with the adviser.

Requirements for a modified major in biology (B.S.) with a specialization in microbiology


Adviser: Sara Blumer-Schuette

Students may elect this specialization in their sophomore or junior year. The selection of all courses should be planned in consultation with the adviser.

Concentration in pre-medical studies: medicine, dentistry, optometry and veterinary medicine