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Program Requirements: Biological Science B.S. Degree


This degree requires 120 hours and includes 42 hours of University Core. University Core is listed separately in the catalog. However; some of the Major Requirements courses listed below also satisfy University Core. If other courses are taken to satisfy University Core, the Major Requirements below are still necessary for graduation and substitutions are not accepted.

Major Requirements

The course of study for the B.S. in Biological Science requires 42 hours of University core courses, plus 78 hours of required courses and designated electives within the chosen specialization area. All designated electives must be approved by the faculty adviser.

Students must complete the following core courses in biology with grades of "C" or better (grades of "C-" or below are not acceptable). The math and writing core courses must be completed with grades of "C-" or better.

Rubric Course Name
BIOL 1106 Lab for Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1107 Lab for Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 3141 Molecular Genetics Laboratory
BIOL 3341 Molecular Genetics
BIOL 4242 Laboratory for Biochemistry
BIOL 4278 Seminar in Biology
BIOL 4311 Ecology
BIOL 4341 Biochemistry I
CHEM 1111 Laboratory for General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112 Laboratory for General Chemistry II
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2123 Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2125 Laboratory for Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II
MATH 2413 Calculus I
PHYS 1101 Laboratory for College Physics I
PHYS 1102 Laboratory for College Physics II
PHYS 1301 College Physics I
PHYS 1302 College Physics II
STAT 3308 Computational Statistics
WRIT 3315 Technical Writing
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