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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences > Biology > Major

Major in:
» Organismal/Environmental Biology
» Cell/Molecular Biology

Majors in Organismal/Environmental Biology - 62-69 credits

Required Biology core courses ........................... 12 credits

BIO201 General Biology I (3)*
BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1)*
BIO202 General Biology II (3)*
BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1)*
BIO320 Genetics (4)

Required track core courses .............................. 8-9 credits
BIO340 Ecology (4) AND
BIO307 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5) OR
BIO305 Plant Morphology (4) OR
BIO417 Animal Physiology (4) OR
BIO425 Plant Physiology (4)

Track elective with lab (choose 1 course) .......... 4-5 credits
BIO307 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5) OR
BIO305 Plant Morphology (4) OR
BIO417 Animal Physiology (4) OR
BIO425 Plant Physiology (4)

Track elective without lab (choose 1 course) ..... 3 credits
BIO418 Animal Behavior (3) OR
BIO412 Evolutionary Theory (3)

Three upper-division Biology electives ............... 9-13 credits
Choose three upper-division Biology courses, one of which must be at the 400 level or above.

Required cognate courses .............................. 26-27 credits
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3)*
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (1)*
CHE202 General Chemistry II (3)*
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1)*
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I (3)**
CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)**
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)

One of the following:
MAT251 Calculus I (4) OR
MAT245 Basic Calculus (3)

One of the following pairs of lecture/lab courses:
PHY221 Fundamental Physics I (3) AND PHY231 Fundamental Physics I Lab (1) OR
PHY201 General Physics I (3) AND PHY211 General Physics Lab (1)

One of the following:
CHE319 Organic Chemistry II (3)* AND CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)* OR
BIO318 Biological Chemistry (3)* [BIO318 cannot be used as an upper-division Biology elective if taken to satisfy this cognate requirement.]

*Should be completed in freshman year, in the sequence indicated.
**Should be completed prior to senior year.

NOTE:  Organic Chemistry II with lab as well as a second semester of Physics with lab and a second semester of Calculus are generally required for students planning to apply to graduate, medical, dental, optometry or veterinary schools. There may be additional courses required for admission to graduate or profession school.  For graduate study in animal behavior or behavioral ecology, BOTH BIO418 Animal Behavior AND BIO412 Evolutionary Theory are recommended. In all cases, course selection should be made under advisement from a member of the department faculty.


 

Cell/Molecular Biology - 58-63 credits

Required Biology courses...........................12 credits

BIO201 General Biology I (3)*
BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1)*
BIO202 General Biology II (3)*
BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1)*
BIO320 Genetics (4)

Required track core courses .......................  8 credits
BIO308 Basic Molecular Biology (4)
BIO309 Basic Cell Biology (4)

Track elective with lab (choose 1 course) .....  4 credits
BIO331 Developmental Biology (4) OR
BIO350 General Microbiology (4) OR
BIO311 Developmental Plant Anatomy (4)

Track elective without lab (choose 1 course) .. 3 credits
BIO318 Biological Chemistry (3) OR
BIO412 Evolutionary Theory (3)

Three upper-division Biology electives .......... 9-13 credits
Choose three upper-division Biology courses, one of which must be at the 400 level or above.

Required cognate courses ........................... 26-27 credits
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3)*
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (1)*
CHE202 General Chemistry II (3)*
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1)*
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I (3)**
CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)**
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)

One of the following:
MAT245 Basic Calculus (3) OR
MAT251 Calculus I (4)

One of the following pairs of courses:
PHY221 Fundamental Physics I (3) AND PHY211 Physics I Lab (1) OR PHY231 Fundamental Physics I Lab (1)
PHY201 General Physics I (3) and PHY211 Physics I Lab (1)

One of the following:
CHE319 Organic Chemistry II (3)* AND CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)* OR
BIO318 Biological Chemistry (3)*
(BIO318 cannot be used as an upper-division Biology elective if taken to satisfy this cognate requirement.)

* Should be completed in freshman year, in the sequence indicated.
** Should be completed prior to senior year.

NOTE: Organic Chemistry II with lab as well as a second semester of Physics with lab and a second semester of Calculus are generally required for students planning to apply to graduate, medical, dental, optometry or veterinary schools.  There may be additional courses required for admission to graduate or professional school.  For graduate study in cell or molecular biology, a full year of biochemistry is recommended.  In all cases, course selection should be made under advisement from a member of the department faculty.