College of Health and Science

Biology Major (BS Traditional)

Biology majors develop a strong foundation in biology by exploring cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, evolutionary theory, scientific methodology, and laboratory techniques in our core curriculum.  Students then have the opportunity to tailor their degree with various electives including immunology, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, and human gross anatomy, in which students have access to a human cadaver lab.  The coursework pushes students to sharpen their critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and laboratory skills.  Students in the Bachelor of Science program are also required to participate in relevant research experiences on campus.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
General Biology I (4)
General Chemistry I (4)
Precalculus (4)
Calculus I (4)
Required
Biology Core:16
General Biology II (4)
Genetics (4)
Cell Biology (4)
Research and Techniques (4)
Research in Science (4)
Chemistry Requirements:12
General Chemistry II (4)
Organic Chemistry I (4)
Biochemistry I (4)
Mathematics Requirement:3-4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
Advanced Probability and Statistics (4)
Physics Requirement:4
Introductory Physics for Biological and Health Sciences I (4)
General Physics I (Calc Based) (4)
SCI 453Science Senior Capstone2
Electives
Select a minimum of 17 credits of the following: (at least 2 courses must be 300/400 level)17
Animal Biology and Physiology (4)
Microbiology (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
Molecular Biology (4)
Science Issues and Ethics (4)
Medical Terminology (2)
Biology of Aging (3)
Immunology (4)
Human Gross Anatomy (4)
Biology Teaching Assistant (1)
Biochemistry II (4)
Biomechanics (4)
Physiological Psychology (4)
Advanced Research & Techniques (4)
Advanced Research in Science (4)
Total Credits54-55