Sep 26, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology (B.S.)

Location(s): Dahlonega, Gainesville

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120 hours

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) - 42 hours

Refer to Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)  

Area A1: No exceptions

Area A2: No exceptions

Area B: No exceptions

Area C: No exceptions

Area D: MATH 1401 recommended

Area E: No exceptions

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the 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
  • ENVS

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 1111/1111L, PHYS 1111K, or PHYS 2211 and either PHYS 1112/1112L, PHYS 1112K, or PHYS 2212 (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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