Requirements - Integrative Biology

Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology, Integrative Biology—BIO (60 hours)

Thirty seven (37) hours must be in biology.

All of the following:

  • BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I, II lab 8 hours 
  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 385 Introduction to Research 2 hours 
  • BIO 485 Research in Biology 2 hours

One from each of the following areas:

Cellular/Physiological Course

  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 317 Microbiology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 328 General Physiology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 413 Histology lab 4 hours

Field Course

  • BIO 209 Marine Biology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 301 Field Biology lab 3 hours 
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 323 Ecology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 324 Field Botany lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 332 Ornithology lab 3 hours

Organismal Course

  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 320 Parasitology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 332 Ornithology lab 3 hours

 Botanical Course

  • BIO 313 Economic Botany 3 hours 
  • BIO 324 Field Botany lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions lab 4 hours

Electives to total 37 hours in Biology. Up to three hours of non-traditional (nt) credits and a maximum of two non-lab courses of three hours each may be counted toward the required elective hours in biology.

  • BIO 209 Marine Biology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 232 Animal Behavior lab 3 hours 
  • BIO 248 Issues in Environmental Biology 1 hour 
  • BIO 270 Environments of Ecuador 3 hours
  • BIO 301 Field Biology lab 3 hours 
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 310 Teaching in Biology (3 hrs max) nt 1–3 hours 
  • BIO 312 Evolution 3 hours 
  • BIO 313 Economic Botany 3 hours 
  • BIO 315 Statistical Methods for Biologists lab 3 hours 
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 317 Microbiology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 318 Immunology 3 hours 
  • BIO 320 Parasitology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 323 Ecology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 324 Field Botany lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 326 Developmental Biology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 328 General Physiology lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 332 Ornithology lab 3 hours 
  • BIO 333 Biomedical Technology, Ethics, and Decision Making 3 hours 
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions lab 4 hours 
  • BIO 340 Medical Terminology 2 hours 
  • BIO 410 Pathophysiology 3 hours 
  • BIO 412 Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health 3 hours 
  • BIO 417 Cancer Biology 3 hours 
  • BIO 497 Independent Study nt 1–3 hours 
  • BIO 499 Internship nt 1–3 hours

Required Supporting Courses

All of the following:

  • CHEM 121-122 Principles of Chemistry I, II 8 hours 
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 4 hours 

One of the following sequences for two semesters of Math:

  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I, II 8 hours 
  • MATH 133, 114 Theory and Application of Calculus/Introduction to Statistics 7 hours 
  • MATH 133, 225 Theory and Application of Calculus/Foundations of Higher Mathematics 7 hours 

Additional math and/or science courses to bring the total to 60 hours if needed.