Students with a variety of science related interests and goals may choose the Biology major. The degree forms a solid background for biology related fields such as laboratory technician, agriculture/park services, food safety inspector, science writing, environmental science/remediation, and water treatment and for science related graduate work to prepare for professions in the medical, research, veterinary medicine or specific environmental fields.

Requirements for the BS in Biology
General Education Core50
Biological Science Core31
IDS 2103 Introduction to the Arts and Sciences3
BIO 1014 Biological Science I4
BIO 1024 Biological Science II4
BIO 3214 General Ecology4
BIO 3324 Microbiology4
CHE 3514 Biochemistry I (may be included in the Chemistry Minor)0/4
MAT 2413 Elementary Statistics3
NSC 4513 Natural Science Internship3
NSC 4612 Senior Seminar2
Cellular/Molecular Biology Track18/19
BIO 2114 and 2124 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II8
BIO 2224 Introduction to Botany and Zoology
BIO 2313 Nutrition, OR
BIO 3334 Exercise Physiology
3/4
BIO 3414 Genetics4
BIO 3513 Cell Biology3
Environmental Biology Track11/12
NSC 1013 Environmental Science OR
NSC 2204 Natural Science Field Study
3/4
PHS 2014 Physics I4
NSC 3114 Earth’s Waters4
Minor (Chemistry Minor Recommended)18-20
Additional Required Support Courses* (0 if Chem Minor elected)0-12
Electives (depending on track chosen)5-16
TOTAL FOR BIOLOGY MAJOR128

*MAT 1334 Pre-Calculus, CHE 1514 and 1524 College Chemistry I and II, CHE 2514 Organic Chemistry I, and PHS 2024 General Physics II are required support courses for the Biology major. Eight hours of the support courses can satisfy General Education requirements.