Bachelor of Science Requirements

To receive a B.S. degree, the student must complete:

BIOL 200 Principles of Biology: Unity and Diversity
BIOL 201 Principles of Biology II: Molecular/Cellular Biology and Genetics
BIOL 238 Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
BIOL 239 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
Five additional courses from the folowing: BIOL 250– BIOL 360 (except BIOL 341), EVST 225, EVST 283, EVST 343, of which a minimum of three must include a significant laboratory or field component, by contract with department faculty.

BIOL 394 Junior Seminar
BIOL 495 Senior Seminar
BIOL 496 Senior Seminar
6 credits of coursework selected from BIOL 403 through BIOL 460, BLCM 460 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research in Biology and Chemistry, or departmental honors project work (BIOL 499)

Related Field Requirements 

CHEM 131 General Chemistry
CHEM 132 General Chemistry
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry

Choose one of the following:

MATH 118 Integrated Calculus and MATH 119 Integrated Calculus II OR MATH 120 OR MATH 121 Calculus

AND Choose one of the following:

MATH 111 Elementary Statistics with Applications
MATH 122 Calculus II
PSYC 250 Statistical Methods
POLI 202 Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data

Choose one of the following groups:
PHYS 220 Fundamentals of Physics I
PHYS 221 Fundamentals of Physics II 


PHYS 231 General Physics I
PHYS 232 General Physics II

Note: Degree contracts must be approved by the end of the second semester of the junior year or, in the case of upper-division transfer students, the end of the first semester of residence.