Biological Science B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

The Biological Science B.S. core curriculum requires satisfactory completion:

BCOR 011
BCOR 012
Exploring Biology
and Exploring Biology
4-8
or BCOR 021 Accelerated Biology
BCOR 101Genetics3
BCOR 102SU:Ecology and Evolution4
BCOR 103Molecular and Cell Biology4
CHEM 031General Chemistry 14
CHEM 032General Chemistry 24
CHEM 141Organic Chemistry 14
CHEM 142Organic Chemistry 24
Choose one of the following options:8-10
Option A
Elementary Physics
and Introductory Lab I
Elementary Physics
and Introductory Lab II
Option B
Fundamentals of Physics I
Fundamentals of Physics II
Choose one of the following sequences:6-8
QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I
and QR:Fundamentals of Calculus II
QR: Calculus I
and QR: Calculus II
STAT 141QR:Basic Statistical Methods 13
or STAT 211 QR: Statistical Methods I
Total Credits48-56

In consultation with their academic advisor, students will design a course of study that includes an additional twenty-six credits of advanced life science electives chosen from the following:

ASCI 110Animal Nutrit, Metab & Feeding4
ASCI 117Horse Health and Disease3
ASCI 118Appl Animal Health3
ASCI 141Anat&Physiol Domestic Animals4
ASCI 168Animal Genetics3
ASCI 215Physiology of Reproduction3
ASCI 216Endocrinology3
ASCI 220Lactation Physiology3
ASCI 272Adv Top:Zoo,Exotic,Endang Spec3
ASCI 277Animal and Human Parasitology3
ASCI 297Advanced Special Topics1-18
NFS 143Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
NFS 163Sports Nutrition3
NFS 203Food Microbiology3
NFS 243Advanced Nutrition3
PBIO 104Plant Physiology4
PBIO 108Morph & Evo of Vascular Plants4
PBIO 109Plant Systematics4
PBIO 117Plant Pathology4
PBIO 151Plant Anatomy3
PBIO 177Biology of Fungi4
PBIO 185Introduction to Biochemistry3
PBIO 187Intro to Biochemistry: Lab1
PBIO 195Intermediate Special Topics1-18
PBIO 209Biology of Ferns3
PBIO 232Botany Field Trip1
PBIO 241Tropical Plant Systematics3
PBIO 261Plant Growth & Development3
PBIO 275Global Change Ecology3
PBIO 294Ecological Modeling3
PBIO 295Advanced Special Topics1-18
PSS 106Entomology & Pest Mgmt4
PSS 112Weed Ecology & Management3
PSS 124Agroecology of Vegetable Crops4
PSS 138Commercial Plant Propagation4
PSS 143Forage and Pasture Mgmnt4
PSS 154Composting Ecology & Mgmt3
PSS 161SU:Fundmntls of Soil Science4
PSS 232Biological Control3
PSS 268Soil Ecology4
PSS 269Soil/Water Pollution/Bioremed3
BCOR 197Teaching Assistantship1-3
BCOR 198Undergraduate Reserach1-18
BCOR 298Undergraduate Research1-18
BIOL 202Quantitative Biology3
BIOL 204Adv Genetics Laboratory4
BIOL 205Adv Genetics Laboratory4
BIOL 209Field Zoology4
BIOL 217Mammalogy4
BIOL 223Developmental Biology3
BIOL 225Physiological Ecology3
BIOL 254Population Genetics4
BIOL 255Comparative Physiology4
BIOL 261Neurobiology3
BIOL 263Genetics Cell Cycle Regulation3
BIOL 264Community Ecology3
BIOL 265Developmntl Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 266Neurodevelopment3
BIOL 269Plant-Animal Interactions3
BIOL 270Speciation and Phylogeny4
BIOL 271Evolution3
BIOL 275Human Genetics3
BIOL 276Behavioral Ecology3
BIOL 277Sociobiology3
BIOL 280Molecular Ecology4
BIOL 286Forensic DNA Analysis3
BIOL 288Seminar in Forensic Biology1
BIOL 295Advanced Special Topics1-18
BIOL 296Advanced Special Topics1-18
BIOC 205Biochemistry I3
BIOC 206Biochemistry II3
BIOC 207Biochemistry Lab3
BIOC 263Nutritional Biochemistry3
BIOC 295Advanced Special Topics1-18
BSCI 198Undergraduate Research1-18
BSCI 298Undergraduate Research1-18
CSD 281Intro Cognitive Neuroscience3
MMG 101Microbiol & Infectious Disease4
MMG 104Intro Recombinant DNA Tech2
MMG 201Molecular Cloning Lab4
MMG 203Mamm Cell Cult:Molecular Biol4
MMG 211Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics3
MMG 220Environmental Microbiology3
MMG 222Clinical Microbiology I4
MMG 223Immunology3
MMG 225Eukaryotic Virology3
MMG 230D2:SU:Adv St Emerg Infec Dis3
MMG 231QR:Prgrmmng for Bioinformatics3
MMG 232QR:Methods in Bioinformatics3
MMG 233Genetics and Genomics3
MMG 240Macromol Struct Prot&Nucl Acid3
NSCI 111Exploring Neuroscience3
NSCI 225Human Neuroanatomy3
NSCI 255Neuroregeneration3
NSCI 270Diseases of the Nervous System3
ENSC 130Global Environmental Assessmnt3
ENSC 160Pollutant Mvmt/Air,Land&Water4
ENSC 201Recovery&Restor Altered Ecosys4
ENSC 202Applied Envir Assess Analysis4
FOR 223Multi-Resource Silviculture4
FOR 235Forest Ecosystem Health4
WFB 130Ornithology3
WFB 131Field Ornithology2
WFB 150Wldlf Habitat & Pop Measrmnt1
WFB 161Fisheries Biology & Techniques4
WFB 174Prin of Wildlife Management3
WFB 195Intermediate Special Topics1-18
WFB 224Conservation Biology4
WFB 232Ichthyology3
WFB 261Fisheries Management3
WFB 271Wetlands Wildlife4
WFB 275Wildlife Behavior3
WFB 279Marine Ecology & Conservation3
WFB 283Terrestrial Wildlife4
NR 250Limnology4
NR 260Wetlands Ecology & Mgmt3
NR 268Soil Ecology4
NR 280Stream Ecology4
PSYS 115Biopsychology3
PSYS 215Physiological Psychology4
PSYS 216Psychopharmacology3
PSYS 217Animal Behavior3
PSYS 218Hormones and Behavior3
PSYS 219Sel Topics Behavioral Neurosci3
PHRM 200Medical Cannabis3
PHRM 201Introduction to Pharmacology3
PHRM 240Molecules & Medicine3
PHRM 272Toxicology3
PHRM 290Topics Molecular&Cell Pharm3
MATH 268QR:Mathematical Biology&Ecol3
MLS 222Clinical Chemistry II3
MLS 231Hematology4
MLS 255Clinical Microbiology II3
MLRS 242Immunology3
MLRS 281Applied Molecular Biology3

Within the advanced-level elective courses, and excluding the BCOR courses, no more than eight credits at the 100-level may apply toward the major except with written permission from an advisor and not exceeding three 100-level courses. With an advisor’s permission, a biologically relevant 300-level course may be applied toward the advanced-level course requirement.

Students are advised to complete twelve credits of advanced electives from courses with a quantitative component, three credits that stress oral communication and three credits that stress written communication.

Up to six credits of undergraduate research in any biological discipline may be applied to the twenty-six credits of advanced electives. Only three of these can be taken for credit at the 100-level, and these will be counted in the eight credits allowed at the 100-level.