The biology major with a BS degree requires 37 credit hours of biology coursework. At least 18 of these 37 credit hours must be at the 300-level or higher. The 37 hours must include coursework as listed below. The remainder of the 37 hours is elective coursework.
The following biology courses do not apply to the BS biology major: BIO 105, 110, 112, 117, 120, 199H, and 481. A maximum of 4 credit hours of BIO 490 may apply to the BS biology major. BIO 303 (Systematic Botany) will satisfy both the field biology and plant biology requirements for an individual BS student. CHM 415 applies to the BS biology major as an elective.
Total Hours in Biology
Cognate Coursework for BS in Biology Major:
Students earning a biology major with a BS degree must complete the following cognate courses in Chemistry, Mathematics/Statistics, and Physics. The grades in these courses are not included in the major GPA.
Students must complete these three courses in chemistry.
Students must complete one of the following sequences in Physics.