There are 3 Major areas in Biology that lead to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree: B.S. General Biology (BS.BIOT), B.S. Pre-Professional Biology (BS.BIOP), and B.S. Marine Biology (BS.BIOM).
Overview of BS.BIOT and BS.BIOP curriculum (total 120 credits with 40 credits Biology)
BIOLOGY CORE required courses: General Biology I&II (with Labs); Genetics Course (2 OPTIONS EITHER BIO 303 HUMAN GENETICS 3 CREDITS (no lab) OR BIO 341, GENETICS WITH A LAB 4 CREDITS), Bioethics
At least one course from each of the 5 disciplines listed below.
- Biodiversity; examples are: Botany, Zoology, Parasitology, Fishes
- Cell and Molecular Biology; examples are: Microbiology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Histology, Immunology
- Organismal Biology: examples are: Anatomy, Comparative anatomy, Physiology, Comparative physiology, Human nutrition, Animal Nutrition, Embryology
- Ecology and Environmental Science; examples are: Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology, Ecology, Animal behavior
- A Capstone Course: taken as a senior, you will present research on an interdisciplinary topic. Examples are: Evolution, Virology, Marine Biology Seminar or Senior Seminar
In addition to 40 BIOLOGY credits, all Biology majors take Co-requisites in Math, Chemistry and Physics.
- MATH: Calculus BIOT/BIOP (or 9 credits of Mathematics including statistics BIOT)
- CHEMISTRY: everyone takes General Chemistry I & II with labs; BIOP will also take Organic I and either (Biochemistry I or Organic Chemistry II) (16 credits)
- BIOT can take CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES or ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (different careers have different requirements) (12 credits)
- PHYSICS-BIOP takes Physics I and Physics II (plus labs) (8 credits); BIOT-COLLEGE PHYSICS I or PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS (4 credits).
Additional Biology electives not listed, can be used to complete the 40 credits for the major.
Students will also need to complete General Education/Distribution requirements
Contact Information: Dr. Leticia Vega, Chair of the Biology Department email@example.com