Biology Major

 

Curriculum for the Biology Major (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) - 39 credits.

 

Core Course Requirements:

 

BIO 103 Introductory Biology or BIO 105 General Biology (preferred) 4 credits

BIO 203 Organismal Biology 4 credits

BIO 306 Genetics 4 credits

BIO 307 Ecology 3 credits

BIO 315 Cell Biology 4 credits

BIO 491 Capstone Seminar in Biology 1 credit

 

The remaining credits can be selected from the following electives in biology and microbiology:

 

BIO 302 Introductory Plant Identification  2 credits

BIO 312 Human Anatomy & Physiology I   4 credits

BIO 313 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4 credits

BIO 321 Ornithology  3 credits

BIO 337 Plant Physiology  (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 341 Limnology  3 credits

BIO 404 Plant Taxonomy  3 credits

BIO 405 Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants 2 Credits

BIO 406 Parasitology  4 credits

BIO 408 Developmental Biology  4 credits

BIO 412 Mycology  4 credits

BIO 413 Medical Mycology  3 credits

BIO 414 Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology  3 credits

BIO 419 Quantitative Methods in Ecology  3 credits

BIO 422 Ichthyology  3 credits

BIO 424 Endocrinology  (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 428 Animal Metabolism, Nutrition and Disease (non-lab)  3 credits

BIO 429 Evolution (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 432 Biology of Cancer (non-lab) 2 credits

BIO 433 Radiation Biology  3 credits

BIO 435 Molecular Biology (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 436 Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 credit

BIO 437 Plant Growth and Development (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 439 Plant Anatomy 3 credits

BIO 440 Bioinformatics (non-lab) 2 credits

BIO 441 Environmental Toxicology 4 credits

BIO 442 Plant Microbe Interactions 3 credits

BIO 443 Molecular Mechanism of Disease and Drug Action (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 447 Standard Methods and Quality Assurance of Water Analyses 3 credits

BIO 449 Microtechnique and Electron Microscopy 3 credits

BIO 463 Aquatic Animal Health 3 credits

BIO 464 Stream and Watershed Ecology (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 465 Neurophysiology (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 466 Human Genetics (non-lab) 3 credits

BIO 467 Neurobiology Laboratory Techniques  2 credits

BIO 492 Honors Capstone Seminar in Biology (non-lab) 1 credit

 

MIC 230 Fundamentals of Microbiology 4 credits

MIC 350 Bacterial Diversity 3 credits

MIC 406 Immunology 4 credits

MIC 420 Introductory Virology (non-lab) 3 credits

MIC 421 Virology Laboratory 2 credits

MIC 426 Food Microbiology 4 credits

MIC 427 Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology (non-lab) 3 credits

MIC 428 Fermentation Microbiology Laboratory 2 credits

MIC 434 Aquatic Microbial Ecology 3 credits

 

Note: A maximum of two non-lab courses may be applied toward the major elective requirements, excluding BIO 499.  Up to two credits of BIO 499 may be used may be used as electives.

 

Other Requirements:

 

Three semesters of chemistry, including: CHM 103 General Chemistry I, CHM 104 General Chemistry II and CHM 300 Survey of Organic Chemistry (or CHM 303 Organic Chemistry Theory I, CHM 304 Organic Chemistry Theory II and CHM 305 Organic Chemistry Theory III in place of the survey course).

 

In addition, all Biology Major must take MTH 145 Elementary Statistics or MTH 250 Statistics.

 

Sample Course Schedule 

          Freshman Year - Fall Semester

Freshman Year - Spring Semester
BIO 105 General Biology   4 cr. CHM 104 General Chemistry II   5 cr.
CHM 103 General Chemistry I   5 cr. BIO 210 Animal Biology   3 cr. 
ENG 110 College Writing I   3 cr.    General Education & Electives   8 cr.
  General Education & Electives   4 cr.      
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
BIO 204 Plant Biology    3 cr.  BIO 306 Genetics   4 cr. 
CHM 300 Survey of Organic Chemistry   5 cr.  MTH 250 Statistics   3 cr.
  General Education & Electives   7 cr.   General Education & Electives   8 cr.
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester Junior Year - Spring Semester
BIO 306 Ecology   3 cr. BIO 315 Cell Biology   4 cr.
  General Education & Electives 12 cr.   General Education & Electives 11 cr.
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester Senior Year - Spring Semester
BIO 499 Undergraduate Research   2 cr.  BIO 461 Capstone Seminar in Biology   1 cr.
  General Education & Electives 13 cr.   General Education & Electives 14 cr. 
 

 

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