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B.S. in Biology

Degree Requirements Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule
Degree Requirements
The B.S. in Biology requires 126 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Biology Major 77 credits
Biology Core Courses 17 credits
    BIOL 111-112 General Biology (8 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    BIOL 223 Ecology (4 credits)
    BIOL 404 Biology Colloquium (1 credit)
Biology Electives (26 credits)
Cognate Requirements:
34 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4 credits)
    MATH 131-132 Calculus** (8 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics (8 credits)
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

*Note - Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics satisfied with major requirements.
** Biomedical statistics (MATH 121) may be substituted for MATH 132.

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Sample Program
B.A. in Biology (126 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics - Philosophy Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry 8 credits
BIOL 111-112 General Biology 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 2
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 4 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
BIOL 223 Ecology 4 credits
Biology electives 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 3
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 8 credits
Biology Electives 8 credits
MATH 131-132* Calculus* 8 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 4
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
Biology Electives 10 credits
BIOL 404 Colloquium 1 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

*MATH 121 (Biomedical Statistics) may be substituted for MATH 132.

Total Credits for Graduation: 126