Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology (BS)

Hours Required

124 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
MATH 1342Introductory Statistics3
Select 1 SCH surplus credit from core1
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I-Lab (taken as part of the core)
Principles of Biology II (taken as part of the core)
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology II-Lab1
BIOL 1413Principles of Biology III4
BIOL 2421General Microbiology4
BIOL 3406Evolution4
BIOL 3410Ecology4
BIOL 3412Cell Biology4
BIOL 3413Intro to Genetics4
BIOL 4170Biology Seminar1
Additional lower-level reguirements
Select 22 SCH from the following from any additional BIOL course at the 3000-4000 level or from any ENSC course at the 3000- 4000 level, except ENSC 4340. BIOL 4173-BIOL 4473 may be repeated for up to 8 SCH of credit within the degree program. 22
Supporting Sciences Curriculum
CHEM 1311General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I-Lab1
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 2425Organic Chemistry II4
PHYS 1301General Physics I3
PHYS 1101General Physics I Lab1
PHYS 1302General Physics II3
PHYS 1102General Physics II Lab1
Select 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level6
Total Semester Credit Hours124

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1306 Principles of Biology I 3
BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology I-Lab 1
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I-Lab 1
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus 4
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 1111 Principles of Biology II-Lab 1
BIOL 1311 Principles of Biology II 3
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 1413 Principles of Biology III 4
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I 4
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
BIOL 2421 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II 4
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
BIOL 3406 Evolution 4
BIOL 3413 Intro to Genetics 4
PHYS 1301 General Physics I 3
PHYS 1101 General Physics I Lab 1
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 3410 Ecology 4
BIOL 3412 Cell Biology 4
PHYS 1302 General Physics II 3
PHYS 1102 General Physics II Lab 1
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL - Restricted Biology Elec 4
BIOL - Restricted Biology Elec 4
BIOL - Restricted Biology Elec 4
Advanced Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 4170 Biology Seminar 1
BIOL - Restricted Biology Elec 4
BIOL - Restricted Biology Elec 4
BIOL - Restricted Biology Elec 2
Advanced Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours124

 BIOL 4173-4473 may be repeated for up to 8 SCH of credit within the degree program.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.