Biological Science B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

Choose one of the two following introductory biology options:4-8
Exploring Biology
and Exploring Biology
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
MATH 019QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I3-4
or MATH 021 QR: Calculus I
MATH 020QR:Fundamentals of Calculus II3-4
or MATH 022 QR: Calculus II
STAT 141QR:Basic Statistical Methods 13
or STAT 211 QR: Statistical Methods I
Choose one of the following two Physics 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
ADVANCED ELECTIVES:26
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 list of courses. No more than eight credits at the 100-level may apply toward these electives, and not exceeding three 100-level courses. With an advisor’s permission, a biologically relevant 300-level course may be applied. Up to six credits of undergraduate research and/or thesis credits in any biological discipline may be applied to the advanced electives; only three of these credits taken at the 100-level will count toward the major, and these will be counted in the eight credits allowed at the 100-level.
ASCI 110, ASCI 117, ASCI 118, ASCI 141, ASCI 168, ASCI 215, ASCI 216, ASCI 220, ASCI 272, ASCI 297, BHSC 242, BHSC 281, BIOC 187, BIOC 191, BIOC 192, BIOC 193, BIOC 194, BIOC 195, BIOC 196, BIOC 205, BIOC 206, BIOC 207, BIOC 240, BIOC 263, BIOC 292, BIOC 293, BIOC 294, BIOC 295, BIOC 296, BIOL 168, BIOL 188, BIOL 189, BIOL 192, BIOL 195, BIOL 196, BIOL 198, BIOL 199, BIOL 202, BIOL 203, BIOL 204, BIOL 205, BIOL 208, BIOL 209, BIOL 212, BIOL 217, BIOL 219, BIOL 223, BIOL 225, BIOL 238, BIOL 246, BIOL 254, BIOL 255, BIOL 261, BIOL 262, BIOL 263, BIOL 264, BIOL 265, BIOL 266, BIOL 267, BIOL 268, BIOL 269, BIOL 270, BIOL 271, BIOL 274, BIOL 275, BIOL 276, BIOL 277, BIOL 280, BIOL 286, BIOL 288, BIOL 289, BIOL 292, BIOL 295, BIOL 296, BIOL 298, BIOL 381, BSCI 198, BSCI 298, BCOR 197, BCOR 198, BCOR 298, CSD 281, ENSC 130, ENSC 160, ENSC 201, ENSC 202, FOR 223, FOR 235, MATH 268, MLS 222, MLS 231, MLS 255, MMG 101, MMG 104, MMG 192, MMG 193, MMG 195, MMG 196, MMG 197, MMG 198, MMG 201, MMG 203, MMG 205, MMG 206, MMG 207, MMG 211, MMG 220, MMG 222, MMG 223, MMG 225, MMG 230, MMG 231, MMG 232, MMG 233, MMG 240, MMG 292, MMG 293, MMG 295, MMG 296, MMG 297, MMG 298, NFS 143, NFS 163, NFS 203, NFS 243, NR 228, NR 250, NR 260, NR 268, NR 280, NSCI 111, NSCI 112, NSCI 225, NSCI 255, NSCI 270, PBIO 104, PBIO 108, PBIO 109, PBIO 117, PBIO 133, PBIO 151, PBIO 177, PBIO 185, PBIO 187, PBIO 191, PBIO 192, PBIO 195, PBIO 198, PBIO 209, PBIO 223, PBIO 226, PBIO 232, PBIO 241, PBIO 260, PBIO 261, PBIO 275, PBIO 291, PBIO 292, PBIO 294, PBIO 295, PBIO 298, PHRM 200, PHRM 201, PHRM 240, PHRM 272, PHRM 290, PSS 106, PSS 112, PSS 124, PSS 138, PSS 143, PSS 154, PSS 161, PSS 232, PSS 268, PSS 269, PSYS 115, PSYS 215, PSYS 216, PSYS 217, PSYS 218, PSYS 219, WFB 130, WFB 131, WFB 141, WFB 150, WFB 161, WFB 174, WFB 195, WFB 224, WFB 232, WFB 261, WFB 271, WFB 275, WFB 279, WFB 283
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. See the advanced electives list on the Biological Sciences B.S. website for these designations as well as course titles.
In their second year, all CAS Biological Sciences majors are expected to meet with an academic advisor to map a plan of study for completing their higher-level courses. CAS students majoring in the B.S. program in biological sciences are required to take at least eighty-four credits of course work in the College of Arts and Sciences. This does not apply to CALS students.