Biology (B.A.)

Major: Biology (B.A.)

Departments/Programs
Courses16 hours
Biology Major (B.A., 30 hours)
BIO 050 General Biology of Plants 4 hours
BIO 060 General Biology of Animals 4 hours
BIO 160 Cell Biology 4 hours
BIO 170 Genetics 4 hours
Electives12 hours
Bio electives
Two lab courses drawn from at least two areas (A, B, C); additional hours from any areas (A, B, C, D, E).
12 hours
Senior Comprehensive2 hours
BIO 298 Senior Thesis or
BIO 299 Senior Research
2 hours
Area A. Molecular and Cellular Biology 
Biology Electives
BIO 219 Histology 4 hours
BIO 269 Microbiology 4 hours
BIO 275 Immunology 3 hours
BIO 276 Laboratory in Immunology 1 hours
BIO 281 Biochemistry or CHEM 255 Biochemistry 3 hours
BIO 281 Biochemistry with BIO 282 Biochemistry Laboratory or CHEM 255 Biochemistry with CHEM 258 Biochemical Methods 4 hours
BIO 283 Molecular Biology 4 hours
Area B. Organismal Biology 
BIO 212 Behavioral Neuroscience 4 hours
BIO 212 Behavioral Neuroscience and
BIO 213 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
4 hours
BIO 222 Parasitology 4 hours
BIO 225 Plant Form and Function 4 hours
BIO 244 Developmental Biology 4 hours
BIO 246 Human and Comparative Anatomy 4 hours
BIO 262 Human and Comparative Physiology 4 hours
BIO 270 Pathophysiology 3 hours
Area C. Ecological, Evolutionary, and Taxonomic Biology 
BIO 216 Medical Botany 3 hours
BIO 216 Medical Botany and
BIO 217 Medical Botany Lab
4 hours
BIO 218 Plant Taxonomy 4 hours
BIO 221 Ecology 4 hours
BIO 250 Conservation Biology 4 hours
BIO 261 Evolution 3 hours
BIO 264 Animal Behavior 3 hours
BIO 264 Animal Behavior with
BIO 265 Laboratory in Animal Behavior
4 hours
Area D. Global Experience in Biology 
BIO 251 Tropical Biology of Costa Rica 3 hours
BIO 252 Tropical Biology of Belize 3 hours
BIO 254 Applied Marine Biology 3 hours
BIO 255 Principles of Marine Biology and Oceanography 2 hours
Area E. Additional Courses 
BIO 190 Selected Topics 1 hours
BIO 200 An Introduction to Biomedical Ethics 2 hours
BIO 290 Selected Topics 1 hours
BIO 291 Directed Readings 1hours
BIO 295 Independent Study 1hours

BIO 008 Microbiology, BIO 009 Human Anatomy and Physiology, and BIO 010 Human Anatomy and Physiology may not be taken by biology majors to fulfill biology degree requirements.

An approved supporting area of 20 hours is also required, normally composed of courses from the Natural Sciences Division.