Majoring in Biology: A Summary of the Five Curriculum Tracks

 

Designated Tracks & Advisors

Biology Requirements

Additional Science/Math Requirements

BIOLOGY MAJOR (GENERAL)

 

Dr. Tyser - 4026 CH

Dr. Sandland - 4031 CH

Dr. Gillis - 3014 CH

Dr. Gerber - 4030 CH

Dr. Strauss – 4033 CH

BIO 105              General Biology (4)

BIO 204 & 210   Plant Biology & Animal Biology (6)

BIO 306              Genetics (4)

BIO 307              Ecology  (3)

BIO 315              Cell Biology (4)

BIO 491              Seminar & Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:  15 credits

 

Total BIO credits:  39 credits required

 

CHM 103-104              General Chemistry I & II (10)

CHM 300 or                 Organic Chemistry  (5 or 8)

CHM 303-304-305 

MTH 145                      Elementary Statistics (4)

Likely 1 or more MTH (175, 151, 207) or C-S (101, 120)  (4, or 5 for 207)

 

 

Total additional credits: 23-27 credits required

BIOLOGY MAJOR,

AQUATIC SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

 

Dr. Haro - 4028 CH

Dr. Strauss – 4033 CH

BIO 105               General Biology (4)

BIO 204 & 210    Plant Biology & Animal Biology (6)

MIC 230              Microbiology (4)

BIO 306               Genetics (4)

BIO 307               Ecology  (3)

BIO 315               Cell Biology (4)

BIO 341               Limnology (3)

BIO 491               Seminar & Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:  11 Credits

 

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

 

CHM 103-104                Gen Chemistry I & II (10)

CHM 300 or                   Organic Chemistry (5 or 8)

CHM 303-304-305

CHM 301                        Analytical Chemistry (5)

MTH 175 or 207             Calculus (4 or 5)

MTH 145                        Elementary Statistics (4)

 

 

 

 

Total additional credits:  28-32 credits required

BIOLOGY MAJOR,

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CONCENTRATION

 

Dr. Brice - 3031 CH

Dr. Seebach - 3021 CH

Dr. Maher - 343 CH

Dr. Galbraith - 3025 CH

Dr. Downey – 3034 CH

Dr. Thomsen – 3026 CH      

BIO 105               General Biology (4)

BIO 203               Organismal Biology (4) or

BIO 204 & 210    Plant Biology & Animal Biology (6)

BIO 306               Genetics (4)

BIO 307               Ecology (3)

BIO 312-313        Anatomy and Physiology (8)

BIO 315               Cell Biology (4)

BIO 491               Seminar & Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:   at least 11 Credits

 

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

 

CHM 103-104                Gen Chemistry I & II (10)

CHM 300 or                   Organic Chemistry (5 or 8)

CHM 303-304-305

CHM 301                        Analytical Chemistry (5)

CHM 325 or 417-418     Biochemistry (4 or 6)

MTH 145                        Elementary Statistics (4)

 

*NOTE:  Premeds will also need 8 credits of physics

 

 

Total additional credits:   29-35 credits required 

BIOLOGY MAJOR,

CELLULAR & MOLECULAR CONCENTRATION

 

Dr. Cooper - 3022 CH

Dr. Downey – 3034 CH

BIO 105               General Biology (4)

BIO 203               Organismal Biology (4) or

BIO 204 & 210    Plant Biology & Animal Biology (6)

BIO 306               Genetics (4)

BIO 307               Ecology (3)

BIO 315               Cell Biology (4)

BIO 435 & 436    Molecular Biology (4)

BIO 491               Seminar & Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:  15 Credits

 

 

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

 

CHM 103-104                Gen Chemistry I & II (10)

CHM 300 or                   Organic Chemistry (5 or 8)

CHM 303-304-305

CHM 301                        Analytical Chemistry (5)

CHM 325 or 417-418     Biochemistry (4 or 6)

MTH 175-207 or 145     Calculus or Stats (4 or 5)

 

 

 

 

 

Total additional credits:   33-38 credits required

 

BIOLOGY MAJOR,

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

 

Dr. Tyser - 4026 CH

Dr. Strauss – 4033 CH

 

 

 

BIO 105               General Biology (4)

BIO 204 & 210    Plant Biology & Animal Biology (6)

BIO 306               Genetics (4)

BIO 307               Ecology (3)

BIO 315               Cell Biology (4)

BIO 419               Quant. Methods in Ecology (3)

BIO 491               Seminar & Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:  12 Credits

 

 

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

CHM 103-104                  Gen Chemistry I & II (10) CHM 300 or                               Organic Chemistry (5 or 8)

CHM 303-304-305

MTH 175 or 207              Calculus (4 or 5)

MTH 145                          Elementary Statistics (4)

CHM 301 or two courses selected from GEO/ESC 345, 481 and 485, or two courses selected from C-S 120, 220, MTH 305, 444, 445, 446, 447, and 448

 

 

Total additional credits:   28-33 credits required

 

* Allowable electives in each concentration vary, check with an advisor for specifics!

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