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:

Choose one of the following:4-8
Exploring Biology
and Exploring Biology
Accelerated Biology
BCOR 101Genetics3
BCOR 102Ecology 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
Fundamentals of Calculus I
and Fundamentals of Calculus II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
STAT 141Basic Statistical Methods3
or STAT 211 Statistical Methods I
In addition and 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. 26
Total Credits74-82

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. From the advanced-level electives, students are advised to complete twelve credits from courses with a quantitative component, three credits that stress oral communication and three credits that stress written communication.

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.

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.