Biology Major (62-63 semester hours)

Biology 31
BIO 115 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Animals 4
BIO 116 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Plants 4
BIO 117 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology Cells 4
Four courses, one of which must be from each group listed below: 16
Group I
and 272L
Introduction to Marine Biology
Introduction to Marine Biology Lab
BIO-321 Environmental Microbiology  
BIO-335 Modern Plant Biology  
BIO-340 Evolutionary Biology  
BIO-350 General Ecology  
BIO-372 Behavior of Marine Organisms: An Evolutionary Approach  
MAR-325 Marine Vertebrates: Fish to Mammals  
Group II
BIO-265 Genetics  
BIO-300 Developmental Biology  
BIO-305 Vertebrate Physiology  
BNS-310 Neurobiology  
BIO-315 Medical Microbiology  
BNS-360 Neurochemistry  
BIO-370 Immunology  
BNS-375 Neuroethology: The Neural Circuits of Behavior  
One course from the following: 3
BIO 400 Seminar in Cellular and Molecular Biology  
BNS 415 Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience  
BIO 416 Bioinformatics  
BIO 420 Seminar in Organismal Biology  
BIO 450 Seminar in Ecology and Evolution  
Chemistry 16
CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
CHE 122 Introduction to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 214 Organic Chemistry II 4
BCH 325, 326, 330, 331 strongly recommended.
Two courses from the following:
MTH-105 Algebra and Trigonometry  


Introduction to Applied Statistics
Statistical and Computer Applications in the Natural Sciences
MTH-210 Calculus I  
MTH-211 Calculus II  
Physics 8
and 100L

Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics I Lab
General Physics I
and 101L

Principles of Physics II
Principles of Physics II Lab
General Physics II

Note: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in BIO-115, BIO-116 and BIO-117 to meet their major requirements and before enrolling in upper-level courses for which these courses are prerequisites.

Department of Biology Course Repeat Policy
The following guidelines apply to courses offered by the Department of Biology. Students may repeat any biology (BIO) or behavioral neuroscience (BNS) course once without special permission. A course will be considered repeated if the student has previously earned a letter grade in the course, or if the student has previously withdrawn from the course during Withdrawal II or Withdrawal III. If a student wishes to retake a biology or behavioral neuroscience course a third time, written permission must be obtained from the departmental chair before the registrar will allow the student to enroll in that course.