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 Requirements
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 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
 Semester Credit Hours17
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 1302 Signature Course 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
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.