Biology Courses

Program Requirements

Course Credits
BIO 101 General Biology I 4
BIO 102 General Biology II 4
BIO 211 General Physiology 4
BIO 223 Ecology 4
BIO 307 Genetics 3
BIO 321 Cell Physiology 3
BIO 443 Molecular Biology 4
BIO Electives1 2
CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 202 General Physics II 4
MATH 112 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I OR 4
MATH 203 Statistics 3
Total 67-68

General Education Requirements2

Course Credits
ENGL C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MATH 110 Calculus & Anal. Geo. I 4
HUM C201 Humanities 3
HUM Elective 3
FA C 101 Fine Arts 3
SOSC C201 Social Science 3
SOSC Elective 3
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 201 General Physics I 4
BIO 100 Biology First Year Seminar 3
CAPS C390 Capstone Seminar 3
Total
Electives
Total Semester Hours
40
16
120

1 - Biology and cognate courses at the 200 level or higher. The BA Biology degree only requires 16 credit hours of Biology electives.
2 - The BA Biology degree also requires 6 credit hours of a foreign language.

Sample Schedule

First Year

Course Credits
BIO 101 General Biology I 4
BIO 102 General Biology II 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MATH 109 Precalculus 4
SOSC Social Science 3
BIO 100 Biology First Year Seminar 3
Total 29

Second Year

Course Credits
BIO 211 General Physiology 4
BIO 223 Ecology 4
CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry II 4
HUM Elective 3
Foreign Language (BA only) 6
SOSC Elective 3
Fine Art 3
Total 31

Third and Fourth Year

Course Credits
BIO 307 Genetics 3
BIO 321 Cell Physiology 3
BIO 343 Molecular Biology 4
BIO Electives 22
HUM Elective 3
CAPS 390 Capstone Seminar 3
PHYS 201 General Physics I 4
PHYS 202 General Physics II 4
Electives 18
Total
Total Semester Hours
60
120

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