Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biology

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirement

  1. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 1330
BIO 1130
4BIO 1331
BIO 1131
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
US 11001ENG 13203
ENG 13103HIST 13103
POSI 23103 
 15 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 24504Select one of the following:4
CHEM 21411 
CHEM 23413 
HIST 13203 
Mathematics (See Pair Choices)13CHEM 21421
 CHEM 23423
 Select one of the following:3
 POSI 23203
 Mathematics (See Pair Choices)13
 14 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 44164BIO Advanced Physiology24
PHYS 13153PHYS 13253
PHYS 11151PHYS 11251
COMM 13103English Literature33
PHIL 1305 or 13203Social and Behavioral Sciences33
 14 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO Advanced Electives4,58-9BIO 43013
Minor/Advanced Electives4,67-8BIO Advanced Electives4,56-7
 Minor/Advanced Electives4,62-3
 16 16
Total Hours: 120

Math requirements may be satisfied by taking MATH 2321 and MATH 2328, or MATH 2321 and MATH 2331, or MATH 2471 and MATH 2472


Choose one Advanced Physiology course from: BIO 3421 (fall or spring), BIO 3465 (fall), or BIO 4441 (spring).


See the Academic Services section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements. 


A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate.


BIO 4299 requires faculty and departmental chair approval to count toward the 15 hours of advanced BIO electives. Biology advanced electives cannot include: BIO 3351, BIO 4305, BIO 4402, BIO 4403, and BIO 4408


Recommended minor is chemistry or biochemistry. Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.