Biology Requirements

Suggested four-year course sequence for a Bachelor of Science in Biology

FRESHMAN / Fall

  • General Biology
  • Faith & Reason (I00-200 level)
  • Strategies in Research & Rhetoric I
  • Freshman Year Experience I
  • Introduction to Computer Applications

FRESHMAN / Spring

  • Architecture of Information
  • Critical & Analytical Thinking
  • General Biology II
  • Liberal Arts Course
  • Statistics I
  • Freshman Year Experience II
  • Strategies in Research & Rhetoric II

SOPHOMORE / Fall

  • General Chemistry I
  • Precalculus
  • Global Consciousness I

SOPHOMORE / Spring

  • General Chemistry II
  • Microbiology
  • Ethics, Values, & Truth
  • Communication & Expression

JUNIOR / Fall

  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Liberal Arts Course
  • Biology Course*
  • Faith & Reason (300-400 level)

JUNIOR / Spring

  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Biology Seminar
  • Critical & Analytical Thinking
  • Liberal Arts Course

Senior / Fall

  • General Physics I
  • Liberal Arts Course
  • Undergraduate Research I
  • Biology Course*

Senior / Spring

  • General Physics II
  • Genetics
  • Undergraduate Research II

*Biology Electives – You will take four courses from at least three of these categories:

Category 1 (Structural Biology) |
  • BIO 205 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 206 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 305 Embryology
Category 2 (Health-Related)
  • BIO 307 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 308 Virology
  • BIO 403 Immunology
Category 3 (Molecular Biology)
  • BIO 360 Biochemistry (also listed as CHEM 360)
  • BIO 310 Cell Biology
Category 4 (Ecology/Evolutionary Biology)
  • BIO 306 Ecology
  • BIO 209 Evolution

PLEASE NOTE: Course offerings are subject to change.