Requirements

The Department of Biology offers a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology. As a B.S. biology major, you can choose one of three tracks: the general track, a concentration in Cellular/Molecular Biology, or a concentration in Environmental Biology. For both the B.A. and B.S. only three hours of non-traditional credit and one non-lab course may be counted toward the required electives.


Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Major in Biology, Integrative Biology (60 hours)
Thirty-seven (37) hours must be in biology

All of the following:

  • BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I,II
  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics
  • BIO 385 Introduction to Research
  • BIO 485 Research in Biology


One of the following

Cellular/Physiological Course

  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology
  • BIO 485 Research in Biology

Field Course

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

Organismal Course

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

Botanical Course

  • BIO 313 Economic Botany
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions 

Electives to total 37 hours in biology. Up to three hours of non-traditional 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
  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy
  • BIO 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 232 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 248 Issues in Environmental Biology
  • BIO 270 Environments of Ecuador
  • BIO 301 Field Biology
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History
  • BIO 310 Teaching in Biology (3 hrs max)
  • BIO 312 Evolution
  • BIO 313 Economic Botany
  • BIO 315 Statistical Methods for Biologists
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 318 Immunology
  • BIO 320 Parasitology
  • BIO 323 Ecology
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 326 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology
  • BIO 332 Ornithology
  • BIO 333 Biomedical Technology, Ethics, and Decision Making
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BIO 340 Medical Terminology
  • BIO 410 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 417 Cancer Biology
  • BIO 497 Independent Study
  • BIO 499 Internship

Required supporting courses

All of the following:

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

One of the following sequences for two semesters of Math:

  • MATH 115-116 Calculus for the Life Sciences I,II
  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I,II
  • MATH 133, 225 Theory and Applications of Calculus/Foundations of Higher Mathematics

Additional science courses to bring the total to 60 hours if needed.

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Major in Biology--Concentration in Cellular/Molecular Biology (60 hours)
Thirty-seven (37) hours must be in biology.

  • BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I,II
  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics
  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology
  • BIO 330 Seminar in Molecular/Cellular Biology
  • BIO 331 Biotechnology
  • BIO 385 Introduction to Research
  • BIO 485 Research in Biology

Electives to total 37 hours in biology. Up to three hours of non-traditional 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
  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy
  • BIO 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 232 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 248 Issues in Environmental Biology
  • BIO 270 Environments of Ecuador
  • BIO 301 Field Biology
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History
  • BIO 310 Teaching in Biology (3 hrs max)
  • BIO 312 Evolution
  • BIO 313 Economic Botany
  • BIO 315 Statistical Methods for Biologists
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 318 Immunology
  • BIO 320 Parasitology
  • BIO 323 Ecology
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 326 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology
  • BIO 332 Ornithology
  • BIO 333 Biomedical Technology, Ethics, and Decision Making
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BIO 340 Medical Terminology
  • BIO 410 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 417 Cancer Biology
  • BIO 497 Independent Study
  • BIO 499 Internship

Required Supporting Courses

All of the following:

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

One of the following sequences for two semesters of Math:

  • MATH 115-116 Calculus for the Life Sciences I,II
  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I,II
  • MATH 133, 225 Theory and Applications of Calculus/Foundations of Higher Mathematics

Additional science courses to bring the total to 60 hours if needed.

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Major in Biology--Concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (60 hours)
Thirty-seven (37) hours must be in biology.

All of the following:

  • BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I,II
  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics
  • BIO 248 Issue in Environmental Biology
  • BIO 312 Evolution
  • BIO 315 Statistical Methods for Biologists
  • BIO 323 Ecology
  • BIO 385 Introduction to Research
  • BIO 485 Research in Biology

Two of the following:

  • BIO 209 Marine Biology
  • BIO 301 Field Biology
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 332 Ornithology
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions

Electives to total 37 hours in biology. Up to three hours of non-traditional 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
  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy
  • BIO 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 232 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 248 Issues in Environmental Biology
  • BIO 270 Environments of Ecuador
  • BIO 301 Field Biology
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History
  • BIO 310 Teaching in Biology (3 hrs max)
  • BIO 312 Evolution
  • BIO 313 Economic Botany
  • BIO 315 Statistical Methods for Biologists
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 318 Immunology
  • BIO 320 Parasitology
  • BIO 323 Ecology
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 326 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology
  • BIO 332 Ornithology
  • BIO 333 Biomedical Technology, Ethics, and Decision Making
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BIO 340 Medical Terminology
  • BIO 410 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 417 Cancer Biology
  • BIO 497 Independent Study
  • BIO 499 Internship

Required SupportingCourses

All of the following

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

One of the following sequences for two semesters of Math:

  • MATH 115-116 Calculus for the Life Sciences I,II
  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I,II
  • MATH 133, 225 Theory and Applications of Calculus/Foundations of Higher Mathematics

Additional science courses to bring the total to 60 hours if needed.

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Major in Biology (56-57 hours)
Thirty-three (33) hours must be in biology.

All of the following:

  • BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I,II
  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics
  • BIO 385 Introduction to Research
  • BIO 485 Research in Biology

Cellular/Physiological Course

  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology

Field Course

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

Organismal Course

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

Botanical Course

  • BIO 313 Economic Botany
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions

Electives to total 33 hours in biology. Up to three hours of non-traditional 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
  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy
  • BIO 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 232 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 248 Issues in Environmental Biology
  • BIO 270 Environments of Ecuador
  • BIO 301 Field Biology
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History
  • BIO 310 Teaching in Biology (3 hrs max)
  • BIO 312 Evolution
  • BIO 313 Economic Botany
  • BIO 315 Statistical Methods for Biologists
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 318 Immunology
  • BIO 320 Parasitology
  • BIO 323 Ecology
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 326 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology
  • BIO 332 Ornithology
  • BIO 333 Biomedical Technology, Ethics, and Decision Making
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BIO 340 Medical Terminology
  • BIO 410 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 417 Cancer Biology
  • BIO 497 Independent Study
  • BIO 499 Internship

Required Supporting Courses

All of the following:

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

One of the following sequences for two semesters of Math:

  • MATH 115-116 Calculus for the Life Sciences I,II
  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I,II
  • MATH 133, 225 Theory and Applications of Calculus/Foundations of Higher Mathematics