MAJOR IN BIOLOGY (Bachelor of Science)

A student majoring in biology must complete 62 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Candidates for this degree who plan to do graduate work in biology should counsel with the assigned academic adviser concerning the need of a foreign language. One summer term (10 credits) at the WWC Marine Station is required during which at least one upper-division, marine-oriented course must be taken. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) examination in biology.
Major Requirements:
BIOL101, 102, 103General Biology 12
BIOL211Introduction to Biological Research I 2
BIOL250Biostatistics 4
BIOL296Current Topics in Biology 1
BIOL305General Ecology 4
BIOL392Cell Biology 4
BIOL393Genetics 4
BIOL483Philosophy of Origins and Speciation 3
BIOL495  Colloquium (6 quarters required) 0
BIOL496Senior Seminar 2
*Electives 26

10 upper division credits are required to be taken at the WWC Marine Station during one summer term.

*Electives must include at least one course from each of the following five categories. A course may be used to fulfill more than one category.


CHEM141, 142, 143General Chemistry 9
CHEM144, 145, 146General Chemistry Laboratory 3
CHEM321, 322, 323Organic Chemistry 11
CHEM325, 326Introduction to Organic Laboratory 2
INFO105Personal Computing 3
CPTR141Introduction to Programming 4
MATH117 Precalculus 5
MATH121, 122Fundamentals of Mathematics I, II 8
PHYS211, 212, 213General Physics 9
PHYS214, 215, 216General Physics Laboratory 3
(MATH 181, Calculus I, strongly recommended.)


MAJOR IN BIOCHEMISTRY (Bachelor of Science)

See the Interdisciplinary section of this Bulletin.


See the Interdisciplinary section of this Bulletin.

MAJOR IN BIOPHYSICS (Bachelor of Science)

See the Interdisciplinary section of this Bulletin.


A student minoring in biology must complete 27 quarter hours.
BIOL101, 102, 103General Biology12
BIOL105, 106Biology for General Studies
BIOL103General Biology
One of the following botanical courses: 3-5
BIOL 360, 426, 463
One of the following zoological courses: 3-5
  BIOL 374, 384, 389, 403, 449, 462,  
  464, 468, 475 
Electives 5-9

Approval of biology adviser required.