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Core Requirements

Biology Undergraduate Degree Requirements

CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

Level One (9 credits)
First-Year Seminar
*EN100 College Writing
*EN101 College Writing II

Level Two (12 credits)
Arts & Culture integrative course
Literature and Language integrative course
Ethics & Religion integrative course
History & Social Sciences integrative course

Level Three (9 credits)
Three courses in a defined concentration of Ethical Living or Identifying with Diversity or Personal & Social Responsibility

*Level Four (3 credit capstone course in major)
BI406 Research Methods (1 credit) + BI407 Experimental and Project Research (2 credits)

*MAJOR REQUIREMENTS   (55 Credit Hours)
BI140 The Scientific Process (1 credit)    
BI150 Biology I (4 credits)
BI155 Biology II (4 credits)
BI310 Microbiology (4 credits)
BI322 Cell Biology (4 credits)
BI340 Genetics (4 credits)
CH150 Chemistry I (4 credits)
CH160 Chemistry II (4 credits)
CH200 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
CH210 Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
CH326 Biochemistry (3 credits)
MA205 Applied Statistics (3 credits)
MA211 Calculus I (4 credits)
PS240 Physics I (4 credits)
PS250 Physics II (4 credits)

*MAJOR ELECTIVES (Five courses, 19-20 Credit Hours)
BI210 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
BI215 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
BI314 Medical Microbiology (3 credits)
BI317 Vertebrate Physiology   (4 credits)
BI325 Special Topic (3 or 4 credits)
BI332 Plant Biology (4 credits)
BI335 Immunology (4 credits)
BI327 Animal Behavior (3 credits)
BI350 Ecology (4 credits)
BI355 Limnology  (3 credits)
BI361 Invertebrate Zoology (4 credits)
BI403 Plant Physiology (4 credits)
 
FREE ELECTIVES (16-17 credit hours)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 124
*A grade of C or better is required in each of these courses.


Biology Undergraduate Degree Requirements, Concentration in Marine Biology

CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)
Level One (9 credits)
First-Year Seminar
*EN100 College Writing
*EN101 College Writing II

Level Two (12 credits)
Arts & Culture integrative course
Literature and Language integrative course
Ethics & Religion integrative course
History & Social Sciences integrative course

Level Three (9 credits)
Three courses in a defined concentration of Ethical Living or Identifying with Diversity or Personal & Social Responsibility

*Level Four (3 credit capstone course in major)
BI406 Research Methods (1 credit) + BI407 Experimental and Project Research (2 credits)

*MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (55 Credit Hours)
BI140 The Scientific Process (1 credit)    
BI150 Biology I  (4 credits)
BI155 Biology II  (4 credits)
BI310 Microbiology  (4 credits)
BI322 Cell Biology  (4 credits)
BI340 Genetics  (4 credits)
CH150 Chemistry I  (4 credits)
CH160 Chemistry II  (4 credits)
CH200 Organic Chemistry I  (4 credits)
CH210 Organic Chemistry II  (4 credits)
CH326 Biochemistry  (3 credits)
MA205 Applied Statistics  (3 credits)
MA211 Calculus I  (4 credits)
PS240 Physics I  (4 credits)
PS250 Physics II  (4 credits)

*MAJOR ELECTIVES (Six courses, 19-24 Credit Hours)
BI350 Ecology  (4 credits)
BI355 Limnology  (3 credits)

Complete one course (200-level or above) in each of the following areas at a Marine science field station
General Marine Biology
Marine Environment
Plants
Animals

FREE ELECTIVES (12-17 credit hours)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 124
*A grade of C or better is required in each of these courses.

Proposed Course Schedule