A.B. biology curriculum requirements (12 courses required):

  • BIOL 111:
  • BIOL 112;
  • BIOL 113;
  • BIOL 490;
  • CHEM 121;
  • CHEM 122;
  • MATH 161 (or MATH 125 or MATH 141)
  • FIVE additional Biology courses above BIOL 205. At least, one of these must be a 300-level course.  No more than one of these courses can be research (BIOL 401-404, BIOL 495-496).  CM 151, CHEM 351, or GEOL 320 can be used to meet the requirement of five additional Biology courses at or above the BIOL 205 level.

B.S. biology curriculum requirements (17 courses required):

  • BIOL 111;
  • BIOL 112;
  • BIOL 113;
  • BIOL 490;
  • CHEM 121;
  • CHEM 122;
  • CHEM 221
  • MATH 161;
  • TWO courses from the following list: PHYS 111, 112, 131, 133, 151, 152; CHEM 222, 231, 311, 351; CS 104, 105, 106; MATH 263, 282; ES 101; CE 321; CHE 211; ECE 211, 221; ME 380, 492; GEOL 320.
  • SEVEN additional Biology courses above BIOL 205.  At least, two of these must be 300-level courses.  No more than two of these courses can be research (BIOL 401-404, BIOL 495-496).  CM 151, CHEM 351, or GEOL 320 can be used to meet the requirement of seven additional Biology courses at or above the BIOL 205 level.  However, no course can be used to satisfy more than one requirement.

Minor in Biology (6 courses):

  • BIOL 111;
  • BIOL 112;
  • BIOL 113;
  • TWO courses above BIOL 205;
  • ONE course at the 300 level.

Courses offered in the Department:

The following are the courses offered in the department.  Also included in the list are three courses offered by other departments that have been approved to serve as biology electives; these three courses count as 200-level biology courses.

  • BIOL 212 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 213 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 214 Neuroanatomy
  • BIOL 215 Phytopathology
  • BIOL 224 Plant Form, Function and Adaptation
  • BIOL 225 Microbiology
  • BIOL 231 Ecology
  • BIOL 233 Environmental Problem Solving in Biology
  • BIOL 234 Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 235 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL 245 Immunology
  • BIOL 251 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 255 Molecular Genetics
  • BIOL 256 Neurobiology
  • BIOL 265 Biostatistics
  • BIOL 270 Special Topics
  • BIOL 272 Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 274 Bioinformatics
  • BIOL 277 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 278 Precision Medicine
  • BIOL 310 Aging and Age-Related Diseases
  • BIOL 314 Anatomy of Vision
  • BIOL 317 Physiology of Extreme Animals
  • BIOL 332 Advanced Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 336 Evolutionary Genetics
  • BIOL 342 Restoration Ecology
  • BIOL 345 Infectious Disease and Immunity
  • BIOL 350 Genomics
  • BIOL 351-380 Special Topics
  • BIOL 356 Biomedical Informatics
  • BIOL 401/404 Independent Research
  • BIOL 495/496 Thesis
  • CM 151 Introduction to Computational Science
  • CHEM 351 Biochemistry Survey (counts as a 200-level course)
  • GEOL 320 Paleobiology (counts as a 200-level course)

Please note: A biology major’s major GPA is calculated using only the grades from BIOL courses.