Biological Science B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

The Integrated Biological Science B.S. core requires satisfactory completion of:

BCOR 011Exploring Biology4
BCOR 012Exploring Biology4
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:5
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 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.

In their second year, all students are expected to meet with their advisor to map a plan of study for completing their higher-level courses. The plan will be signed by both the advisor and student and will become a part of the student’s record.

Students majoring in the B.S. program in biological science 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.