Major in Biology (B.A.)

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability (4 credits)

Note: The normal expectation is that students will complete BIOL 207, 208, and 209 by the end of their sophomore year.

Plus twenty-four credits, at least four credits of which must be in courses numbered 400-498 (excluding 476, 478) from:

  • BIOL 210 Introduction to Laboratory Research (2 credits)
  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Field Research (4 credits)
  • BIOL 243 Individual Study (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 269 Research (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 287 Biology of HIV and AIDS (2 credits)
  • BIOL 292 Topics without laboratory (4 credits)
  • BIOL 296 Topics (2 credits)
  • BIOL 298 Topics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 302 Animal Diversity (4 credits)
  • BIOL 315 Plants, Food and Medicine (4 credits)
  • BIOL 320 Plant Physiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 328 Environmental Toxicology and Health (4 credits)
  • BIOL 330 Animal Behavior (4 credits)
  • BIOL 333 Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 335 Conservation Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 349 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology: Locomotion and Systems Regulation (4 credits)
  • BIOL 350 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology: Energy Acquisition and Processing (4 credits)
  • BIOL 353 Microscopic Anatomy (4 credits)
  • BIOL 354 Neurobiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 356 Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 360 Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 361 Medical Geology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 363 Immunology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 371 Cell Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 375 Endocrinology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 389 Research (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 393 Individual Study (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 396 Topics (2 credits)
  • BIOL 398 Topics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 415 Plant Physiology and Adaptations to Stress (4 credits)
  • BIOL 430 Evolutionary Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 435 Aquatic Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 462 Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 464 Bioinformatics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 467 Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases (4 credits)
  • BIOL 471 Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 472 Evolution, Medicine, and Psychology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 476 Experiential Learning (2 credits)
  • BIOL 478 Experiential Learning (4 credits)
  • BIOL 480 Urban Ecosystem Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 484 Seminar (2 credits)
  • BIOL 486 Seminar (4 credits)
  • BIOL 488 Topics (2 credits)
  • BIOL 490 Topics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 491 Research (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 495 Individual Study (2 or 4 credits)*
  • CHEM 440 Biochemistry I (4 credits)**
  • ESCI 310 Environmental Problem Solving (4 credits)**

*A maximum of eight credits in Research and/or Individual Study can be credited toward the requirements of the major.

**CHEM 440 and ESCI 310 may be counted toward the major as 300-level elective courses.

Allied requirements

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) and CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
    • or CHEM 115 Accelerated General Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)
  • STAT 310 Biostatistics (4 credits)
  • MATH 303 Statistics for the Applied Sciences (4 credits)

NoteThe normal expectation is that students will complete the above allied requirements by the end of the sophomore year.

Plus at least two of the following selected in consultation with the departmental adviser:

  • CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
    • or MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 109 General Physics I (4 credits)
    • or PHYS 211 Introduction to Classical Physics I (4 credits)

Note: Alternative course combinations to satisfy elective allied requirements may be proposed for approval by the department chair. 

Major in Biology (B.S.)

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability (4 credits)

Note: The normal expectation is that students will complete BIOL 207, 208, and 209 by the end of their sophomore year. 

Plus twenty-eight credits, at least four credits of which must be in courses numbered 400-498 (excluding 476, 478) from:

  • BIOL 210 Introduction to Laboratory Research (2 credits)
  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Field Research (4 credits)
  • BIOL 243 Individual Study (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 269 Research (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 287 Biology of HIV and AIDS (2 credits)
  • BIOL 292 Topics without laboratory (4 credits)
  • BIOL 296 Topics (2 credits)
  • BIOL 298 Topics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 302 Animal Diversity (4 credits)
  • BIOL 315 Plants, Food and Medicine (4 credits)
  • BIOL 320 Plant Physiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 328 Environmental Toxicology and Health (4 credits)
  • BIOL 330 Animal Behavior (4 credits)
  • BIOL 333 Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 335 Conservation Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 349 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology: Locomotion and Systems Regulation (4 credits)
  • BIOL 350 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology: Energy Acquisition and Processing (4 credits)
  • BIOL 353 Microscopic Anatomy (4 credits)
  • BIOL 354 Neurobiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 356 Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 360 Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 361 Medical Geology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 363 Immunology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 371 Cell Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 375 Endocrinology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 389 Research (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 393 Individual Study (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 396 Topics (2 credits)
  • BIOL 398 Topics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 415 Plant Physiology and Adaptations to Stress (4 credits)
  • BIOL 430 Evolutionary Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 435 Aquatic Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 462 Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 464 Bioinformatics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 467 Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases (4 credits)
  • BIOL 471 Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 472 Evolution, Medicine, and Psychology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 476 Experiential Learning (2 credits)
  • BIOL 478 Experiential Learning (4 credits)
  • BIOL 480 Urban Ecosystem Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 484 Seminar (2 credits)
  • BIOL 486 Seminar (4 credits)
  • BIOL 488 Topics (2 credits)
  • BIOL 490 Topics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 491 Research (2 or 4 credits)*
  • BIOL 495 Individual Study (2 or 4 credits)*
  • CHEM 440 Biochemistry I (4 credits)**
  • ESCI 310 Environmental Problem Solving (4 credits)**

*A maximum of eight credits in Research and/or Individual Study will be credited towards the requirements of the major.

**CHEM 440 and ESCI 310 may be counted towards the major as 300-level elective courses.

Allied requirements

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) and CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
    • or CHEM 115 Accelerated General Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
    • or MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)
    • or STAT 310 Biostatistics (4 credits)
    • or MATH 303 Statistics for the Applied Sciences (4 credits)

Note: The normal expectation is that students will complete the above allied requirements by the end of the sophomore year.

  • PHYS 109 General Physics I (4 credits)
    • or PHYS 211 Introduction to Classical Physics I (4 credits)

Other requirements

Eight credits from the followingselected in consultation with the departmental adviser. Alternative course combinations to satisfy this requirement may be proposed for approval by the department chair:

  • Any Biology courses numbered above 209
  • CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 300 Quantitative Analysis (4 credits)
  • CHEM 444 Advanced Metabolism (2 credits)
  • CISC 230 Object-Oriented Design and Programming (4 credits)
  • CISC 342 Computer Applications in Experimental Sciences (4 credits)
  • ENGR 350 Introduction to Electronics (4 credits)
  • ESCI 310 Environmental Problem Solving (4 credits)
  • GEOL 115 Environmental Geology (4 credits)
  • GEOL 162 The Earth’s Record of Climate (4 credits)
  • GEOL 130 Earth History (4 credits)
  • GEOG 223 Remote Sensing (4 credits)
  • HLTH 400 Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • IDSC 312 Gender and Science (4 credits)
  • STAT 310 Biostatistics (4 credits) (if not used to meet the allied requirements)
  • STAT 320 Statistics II (4 credits)
  • MATH 114 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MATH 315 Applied Mathematics and Modeling I (4 credits)
  • MATH 316 Applied Mathematics and Modeling II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 110 General Physics II (4 credits) or PHYS 212 Introduction to Classical Physics II (4 credits)
  • PSYC 206 The Brain and Human Behavior (4 credits)
  • PSYC 207 Drugs and Behavior (4 credits)
  • PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)

Minor in Biology

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Eight additional credits in biology courses numbered 200 or above, selected in consultation with the department chair.

Note: CHEM 440 Biochemistry I cannot be counted towards the Biology minor.