Biological Science B.S.
The Integrated Biological Science B.S. core requires satisfactory completion of:
& BCOR 012
and Exploring Biology
|or BCOR 021||Accelerated Biology|
|BCOR 102||SU:Ecology and Evolution||4|
|BCOR 103||Molecular and Cell Biology||4|
|CHEM 031||General Chemistry 1||4|
|CHEM 032||General Chemistry 2||4|
|CHEM 141||Organic Chemistry 1||4|
|CHEM 142||Organic Chemistry 2||4|
|Choose one of the following options:||8-10|
and Introductory Lab I
and Introductory Lab II
|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 141||QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1||3|
|or STAT 211||QR: 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. See CALS B.S. program in biological science for list of elective course options.
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.