B.A., Biological Sciences

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
As part of the B.A. degree requirements, complete: 1
Elementary Statistics
Program Requirements
BIOL F115XFundamentals of Biology I4
BIOL F116XFundamentals of Biology II4
BIOL F260Principles of Genetics4
BIOL F481Principles of Evolution4
CHEM F321Organic Chemistry I4
PHYS F103XCollege Physics I3-4
or CS F103 Introduction to Computer Programming
or CS F201 Computer Science I
Biology Breadth Requirements
Complete two from the following: 27-12
Animal Physiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Microbiology
Structure and Function of Vascular Plants
Cell and Molecular Biology
Principles of Ecology
Electives
Complete three courses from the following: 39-12
Elective Course Lists A, B, C, D, or E
Capstone 4
BIOL F400Capstone Project0
Satisfactory completion of a capstone research project which can be done either working individually with a faculty member or within one of the following courses: 5,60-4
Structure and Function of Vascular Plants
Animal Behavior
Advanced Cell and Molecular Laboratory
Community Ecology
Limnology
The Human Microbiome

Note: A foreign language is encouraged by the department in meeting requirements of the core curriculum.

Biology Elective Course Lists

Courses that satisfy upper-division elective credit may require prerequisites.

List A - Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL F342Microbiology4
BIOL F360Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL F417Neurobiology3
BIOL F435Introduction to Biology of Cancer3
BIOL F460Principles of Virology3
BIOL F462Infectious Diseases3
BIOL F465Immunology3
BIOL F466Advanced Cell and Molecular Laboratory3
BIOL F491The Human Microbiome4
CHEM F325Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM F351General Biochemistry: Metabolism3
CHEM F450Information Storage and Transfer : Molecules and Pathways3
CHEM F470Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience3
CHEM F474Neurochemistry3

List B - Physiology

BIOL F310Animal Physiology4
BIOL F312Medical Physiology3
BIOL F335Principles of Epidemiology3
BIOL F342Microbiology4
BIOL F412Exercise Physiology3
BIOL F417Neurobiology3
BIOL F434Structure and Function of Vascular Plants4
BIOL F441Animal Behavior3
BIOL F455Environmental Toxicology3
BIOL F457Environmental Microbiology3
BIOL F462Infectious Diseases3
BIOL F465Immunology3

List C - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

BIOL F371Principles of Ecology4
BIOL F418Biogeography3
BIOL F433Conservation Genetics3
BIOL F441Animal Behavior3
BIOL F457Environmental Microbiology3
BIOL F469Landscape Ecology and Wildlife Habitat3
BIOL F471Population Ecology3
BIOL F472Community Ecology3
BIOL F473Limnology3
BIOL F476Ecosystem Ecology3
BIOL F483Stream Ecology3
BIOL F485Global Change Biology3
BIOL F486Vertebrate Paleontology3
BIOL F487Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology3
BIOL F488Arctic Vegetation Ecology: Geobotany3
BIOL F489Vegetation Description and Analysis3
WLF F301Design of Wildlife Studies3
WLF F421Ecology and Management of Large Mammals3

List D - Organismal Biology

BIOL F239Introduction to Plant Biology4
BIOL F305Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOL F331Systematic Botany4
BIOL F406Entomology4
BIOL F418Biogeography3
BIOL F425Mammalogy3
BIOL F426Ornithology3
BIOL F427Ichthyology4
BIOL F486Vertebrate Paleontology3
BIOL F489Vegetation Description and Analysis3

LIST E - Biomedical Science

BIOL F312Medical Physiology3
BIOL F335Principles of Epidemiology3
BIOL F401Fundamentals of Pharmacology3
BIOL F402Biomedical and Research Ethics3
BIOL F412Exercise Physiology3
BIOL F417Neurobiology3
BIOL F435Introduction to Biology of Cancer3
BIOL F455Environmental Toxicology3
BIOL F460Principles of Virology3
BIOL F462Infectious Diseases3
BIOL F465Immunology3
BIOL F466Advanced Cell and Molecular Laboratory3
BIOL F491The Human Microbiome4
WLF F305Wildlife Diseases3
CHEM F450Information Storage and Transfer : Molecules and Pathways3
CHEM F470Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience3
CHEM F474Neurochemistry3