2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Biology Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of a minimum of 43 credit hours of courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Students choose one of three tracks: General Biology, Pre-Health Sciences, or Ecology. The following core courses are required for each track, consisting of 26 credits:

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

BIOL-111 Principles of Biology II

BIOL-309 Genetics

BIOL-430 Evolution

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

MATH-130 Survey of Calculus

The remaining credits come from the tracks as follows—students choose one:

Track 1-General Biology

Consists of 17 to 20 credits chosen from the following :

Cell Biology/Physiology (1 course)

BIOL-311W Animal Physiology

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

BIOL-325 Molecular Biology of the Cell

Ecology (1 course)

BIOL-350 Ecology

BIOL/ENVR-401 Environmental Microbiology

BIOL/ENVR-435 Freshwater Ecology

Organismal Biology (1 course)

BIOL-316 Ornithology: the Biology of Birds

BIOL-320 Developmental Biology

BIOL-321 Herpetology

BIOL-322 Mammalogy

BIOL-340 Botany

BIOL-400 Microbiology

BIOL-403 Pathogenic Microbiology

BIOL-420 Plant Taxonomy

BIOL/ENVR-433 Biology & Management of Fishes

BIOL-440 Animal Behavior

And 2 elective BIOL courses numbered 300 or higher

Track 2-Pre-Health Sciences

Consists of 18 to 20 credits chosen from the following :

Cell Biology (1 course)

BIOL-325 Molecular Biology of the Cell

Physiology (1 course)

BIOL-311W Animal Physiology

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

Ecology (1 course)

BIOL-350 Ecology

BIOL/ENVR-401 Environmental Microbiology

Organismal Biology (1 course)

BIOL-320 Developmental Biology

BIOL-322 Mammalogy

BIOL-400 Microbiology

BIOL-403 Pathogenic Microbiology

BIOL-440 Animal Behavior

Pre-Health (1 elective)

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

BIOL-308 Domestic Animal Nutrition

BIOL-410 Immunology

BIOL-412 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

BIOL/CHEM-355 Biochemistry I

-or-

BIOL/CHEM-356 Biochemistry I With Lab

BIOL/CHEM-455 Biochemistry II

Track 3-Ecology

Consists of 17 to 20 credits chosen from the following :

Cell Biology/Physiology (1 course)

BIOL-311W Animal Physiology

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

BIOL-325 Molecular Biology of the Cell

Ecology (1 course)

BIOL-350 Ecology

Organismal Biology (1 course)

BIOL-316 Ornithology: the Biology of Birds

BIOL-321 Herpetology

BIOL-322 Mammalogy

BIOL-340 Botany

BIOL-400 Microbiology

BIOL-403 Pathogenic Microbiology

BIOL-420 Plant Taxonomy

BIOL/ENVR-433 Biology & Management of Fishes

BIOL-440 Animal Behavior

Ecology and Organismal Biology (1 course)

BIOL-316 Ornithology: the Biology of Birds

BIOL-320 Developmental Biology

BIOL-321 Herpetology

BIOL-322 Mammalogy

BIOL-340 Botany

BIOL-400 Microbiology

BIOL/ENVR-401 Environmental Microbiology

BIOL-403 Pathogenic Microbiology

BIOL-420 Plant Taxonomy

BIOL/ENVR-433 Biology & Management of Fishes

BIOL/ENVR-435 Freshwater Ecology

BIOL-440 Animal Behavior

And 1 Environmental Science course numbered 300 or higher, listed as BIOL/ENVR (3-4 credits)

For the elective BIOL or ENVR courses in the tracks, only 3 credits may be chosen from BIOL or ENVR-460, 490, 491 or 499, and Internship (BIOL or ENVR-480) cannot be used to meet this requirement.Students wishing to double major in biolog y and environmental science or in chemistry and environmental science may not overlap or double count the electives selected on the environmental science plan of major to the other major.