Degree Requirements

Biology Major BS Requirements Biology Major BA Requirements

BS in Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is designed to educate students in the breadth of subject matter encompassed by the biological sciences. Through critical thinking, hands-on experience, research, and investigation, students will develop an understanding of the field of Biology and gain a strong foundation for entry into a broad spectrum of graduate programs and careers in the biological sciences.

Supporting Coursework

  • MTH 2301 Intro to Statistics

Biology Requirements

  • BIO 1402 General Zoology
  • BIO 1403 Cellular Molecular Biology
  • BIO 2403 General Botany
  • BIO 3404 Genetics
  • CHE 1401 Chemistry I
  • CHE 1141 Chemistry I Lab
  • CHE 1342 Chemistry II
  • CHE 1142 Chemistry II Lab
  • CHE 2401 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 2403 Organic Chemistry II
  • MTH 2401 Calculus I
  • PHY 1401 Physics I
  • PHY 1402 Physics II
  • SCI 4310 Natural Science Research OR BIO 4410 Biological Science Research

Plus 15 upper-level (3000 level or higher) credit hours of electives

They must be BIO and SCI courses. No more than 6 credit hours may be field classes.

  • BIO 3303 Native Plants
  • BIO 3302 Tropical Biology
  • BIO 3310 Nutrition
  • BIO 3320 Biochemistry
  • BIO 3350 Biopsychology
  • BIO 3370 Ecology of the Pacific Northwest
  • BIO 3401 General Microbiology
  • BIO 3403 General Ecology
  • BIO 3406 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 3411 Human Anatomy Physiology I
  • BIO 3412 Human Anatomy Physiology II
  • BIO 3420 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 3399 Independent Study
  • BIO 4410 Biological science Research
  • SCI 3303 Geology Ecology of the Southwest United States
  • SCI 3304 Geology Ecology of Hawaii
  • SCI 4310 Natural Science Research Project

Electives

A sufficient number of semester hours to have a total of 128 credit hours, 39 of which must be upper-level.


BA in Biology

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree is designed to provide exploration into the field of Biology. Students will develop an understanding of the biological sciences and promote stewardship of the biotic environment.

Biology Requirements

  • BIO 1402 General Zoology
  • BIO 1403 Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 2403 General Botany
  • BIO 3404 Genetics
  • CHE 1341 Chemistry I
  • CHE 1141 Chemistry I Lab
  • CHE 1342 Chemistry II
  • CHE 1142 Chemistry II Lab

Plus at least 13 credit hours from upper level (3000 or 4000) BIO courses or the SCI courses listed below.

No more than 6 of these hours may be field courses.

  • SCI 4310 Natural Science Research Project
  • SCI 3303 Geology and Ecology of the Southwest US
  • SCI 3304 Geology and Ecology of Hawaii

Electives

A sufficient number of semester hours to have a total of 128 credit hours, 39 of which must be upper-level.

For more information on Biology courses or the major, please contact:

Donna Janes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Biology Major
D-264
512-313-5503

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