Dec 07, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology (B.S.)

Core Curriculum Requirements 60 hours

Refer to Semester Core Curriculum Areas A-E 

Area A1: No exceptions

Area A2: No exceptions

Area B: No exceptions

Area C: No exceptions

Area D: MATH 2400

Area E: No exceptions

Area F: Courses Appropriate to Major - 18 hours

Major Requirements - 60 hours

Required Courses - 18 hours

 No more than 4 hours of coursework with a grade of D or lower.

Guided Electives 12 hours

12 upper division credit hours (not used in areas above) from:

  • BIOL
  • CHEM
  • ESCI

Students may not use CHEM 3441/3441L, CHEM 3442/3442L or CHEM 3100 as guided electives unless all three of these courses are taken. In that case, a student may use one of the three courses as a guided elective.

Free Electives 18 hours

  • 18 hours of the student’s choosing (assuming students use physics in Area D) to bring the total number of hours to 120.


  • PHYS 1111 or PHYS 2211 and either PHYS 1112 or PHYS 2212, with labs (suitable for Area D) are required.
  • CHEM 3441/3441L Organic Chemistry I and either CHEM 3442 Organic Chemistry II or CHEM 3100 Survey of Biochemistry are required.
  • No more than 4 hours of a ‘D’ grade in the 18 hour biology core course listing (BIOL 3220K, 3500K, 3240K, 4450, 4700) OR CHEM 3441, 3441L, 3442 or 3100.

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