Nov 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Biology, General Biology Concentration, B.S.

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General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence.

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit. 

University Core (35 hours)

(See General Education Requirements ) (In completing courses required in the biology major, 8-hour lab science core requirement must also be met.)

Second Language Proficiency

(none required)

Major (61 hours)

Biology Foundation Courses-All Concentrations (23 hours)

Students must achieve a C or greater in each of these courses to complete the Foundation Course requirements.

General Biology Required Courses (38 hours)

Biology Electives: (17 hours)

Must include at least three courses with laboratories either as part of the course or as a separately numbered laboratory course. Students may choose these electives from the remaining biology course offerings on the basis of individual preference or need. Students choosing to specialize further may select an emphasis in botany, cell biology and physiology, ecology, or zoology.

Additional requirements: (21 hours)

Students must complete at least eight hours of freshman chemistry, four hours of organic chemistry, six hours of physics (PHYS 1321  and PHYS 1322  or equivalent) and three hours of computer science or statistics.


(none required)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.

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