College of Letters and Sciences
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Letters and Sciences and the General Degree Requirements pages.

Bachelor of Science
Biology

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1113/MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:
ITDS 1125/ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105/ POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ ITDS 1145*/ MUSC 1100/ THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:
ASTR 1106/1305; ASTR 1105/1305; BIOL 1215; BIOL 1225; GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121/1121L; GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225; PHYS 1125/1325; PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Take the following course:
STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/ PHIL 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
BIOL 2285 Research Methods in Biology
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry 1
CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry 2
CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab

PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics 1
PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics 2
PHYS 1311 Introductory Physics 1 Lab
PHYS 1312 Introductory Physics 2 Lab

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 48
BIOL 3215 Cell Biology
BIOL 3216 Genetics
BIOL 3217 Ecology
BIOL 3218 Biosystematics
BIOL 4391 Research or Internship Proposal
BIOL 4795 Capstone Senior Seminar
BIOL 5515 Sel. Topics: Cell/Molec Bio (take 2)
BIOL 5525 Sel. Topics: Organismic Bio (take 2)
BIOL 5535 Sel. Topics: Ecol/ Evolutionary Biol (take 2; only one can be an international field course)

CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 3112 Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

Follow one of these options:
Option 1:
BIOL 4698 Internship
Option2:
BIOL 4392 Undergraduate Research
BIOL 4393 Research Presentation

Area H General Electives Required Hours: 12

Total Hours Required 123