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Biology Major Requirements and Minor Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Biology

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.

Required Courses

  • The Unity of Life
  • The Diversity of Life
  • Concepts in Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I or Analytical Chemistry
  • Elementary Statistics or Calculus I

Any One from the Following Cellular and Molecular Biology Courses

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

Any One from the Following Organismal Biology Courses

  • Plant Structure and Function
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Biology of Marine Organisms

Any One from the Following Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Courses

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecology
  • Biology of Marine Organisms
  • Conservation Biology

Any from the Following Courses or Those Listed Previously Totaling 12 Hours

(At least eight credit hours must be at the 300-level or higher)

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Tropical Biology
  • Tropical Biology Field Experience
  • Conservation Biology
  • Field Botany
  • Developmental Biology
  • Special Topics in Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Immunology
  • Vertebrate Physiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II

Senior Culminating Experience (SCE) may be satisfied through successful completion of 4 semester hours in any combination of the following courses

  • Senior Seminar I
  • Senior Seminar II
  • Research
  • Internship in Biology
  • Honors Thesis / Project