Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

S0070 – 120 Credits

Pursuing a career in biology opens the door to an unusually large number of immensely rewarding and exciting career options in the life sciences. The degree is preparatory for careers in such areas as agriculture, human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, ecology and conservation, molecular/cell biology and biotechnology.

Refer to General Education Requirements for additional requirements.

Degree Requirements

General Education – Humanities


PHI 1103Critical and Creative Thinking (P)

3 credits

PHI 2630Introduction to Ethics (P)

3 credits

Or

PHI 1635Ethical Issues in Health Care (P)

3 credits

The above courses are recommended.

General Education - Mathematics


MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry (P)

5 credits

STA 2023Elementary Statistics I (P)

3 credits

The above courses are recommended.

General Education - Science


BSC 2010General Biology I (P)

3 credits

BSC 2010LGeneral Biology I Lab (P)

1 credit

BSC 2011General Biology II (P)

3 credits

BSC 2011LGeneral Biology II Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 1045General Chemistry I (P)

3 credits

CHM 1045LGeneral Chemistry I Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 1046General Chemistry II (P)

3 credits

CHM 1046LGeneral Chemistry II Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 1083Consumer Chemistry (P)

3 credits

CHM 2210Organic Chemistry I (P)

3 credits

CHM 2210LOrganic Chemistry I Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 2211Organic Chemistry II (P)

3 credits

CHM 2211LOrganic Chemistry II Lab (P)

1 credit

The above courses are recommended.

General Education - Social Science

Student must take 6 credits from the following:

ANT 1000Introduction to General Anthropology (P)

3 credits

ANT 2140Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (P)

3 credits

ANT 2410Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics (P)

3 credits

PSY 2012Introduction to Psychology (P)

3 credits

The above courses are recommended.

Common Prerequisite Required Courses (may be taken within A.A. Degree):

MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry (P)

5 credits

STA 2023Elementary Statistics I (P)

3 credits

BSC 2010General Biology I (P)

3 credits

BSC 2010LGeneral Biology I Lab (P)

1 credit

BSC 2011General Biology II (P)

3 credits

BSC 2011LGeneral Biology II Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 1045General Chemistry I (P)

3 credits

CHM 1045LGeneral Chemistry I Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 1046General Chemistry II (P)

3 credits

CHM 1046LGeneral Chemistry II Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 2210Organic Chemistry I (P)

3 credits

CHM 2210LOrganic Chemistry I Lab (P)

1 credit

CHM 2211Organic Chemistry II (P)

3 credits

CHM 2211LOrganic Chemistry II Lab (P)

1 credit

Requires a grade of “C” or higher.

Core Biology Concentration (Required: 32 credits)

BCH 4053Biochemistry I (U)

3 credits

BSC 3931Junior Seminar I (U)

1 credit

BSC 3932Junior Seminar II (U)

1 credit

BSC 4910Senior Project I (U)

1 credit

BSC 4911Senior Project II (U)

1 credit

MCB 3023General Microbiology (U)

3 credits

MCB 3023LGeneral Microbiology Laboratory (U)

1 credit

PCB 3063Introduction to Genetics (U)

3 credits

PCB 3063LIntroduction to Genetics Laboratory (U)

1 credit

PCB 4024Molecular and Cell Biology (U)

3 credits

PCB 4043General Ecology (U)

3 credits

PCB 3674Evolutionary Biology (U)

3 credits

And

PHY 2053College Physics I (P)

3 credits

PHY 2053LCollege Physics I Lab (P)

1 credit

PHY 2054College Physics II (P)

3 credits

PHY 2054LCollege Physics II Lab (P)

1 credit

Or

PHY 2048Physics for Engineers I (P)

3 credits

PHY 2048LPhysics for Engineers I Lab (P)

1 credit

PHY 2049Physics for Engineers II (P)

3 credits

PHY 2049LPhysics for Engineers II Lab (P)

1 credit

Major Concentration (Molecular/Biotechnology: 28 credits)

BCH 4054Biochemistry II (U)

3 credits

BCH 4053LBiochemistry I Laboratory (U)

1 credit

BOT 3015Plant Biology (U)

3 credits

BSC 3464Biotechnology I (U)

3 credits

BSC 3464LBiotechnology I Laboratory (U)

1 credit

BSC 3465Biotechnology II (U)

3 credits

BSC 3465LBiotechnology II Laboratory (U)

1 credit

BSC 4422Applications in Biotechnology (U)

3 credits

BSC 4434Introduction to Bioinformatics (U)

3 credits

PCB 4023Cell Biology and Physiology (U)

3 credits

PCB 4024LMolecular and Cell Biology Laboratory (U)

1 credit

PCB 4233Immunology (U)

3 credits