Courses in Biology

Biology Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Science with a major in biology curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of courses covering a wide variety of biology disciplines. The average course load is 15 hours based on eight semesters. (Sample four-year plan)

General Education Requirements – 42 hours
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 133 Technical Communication
SP 203 Effective Speaking
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities Elective
Social Sciences Elective
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Lab
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 253 Statistics
CH 104 General Chemistry I and Lab
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab
INF 103 Information Technology Applications

Program Requirements – 41 hours
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Lab
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar
SCI 422 Senior Research Project
Or SCI 434 Science Internship (which replaces SCI 412/SCI 422)

Choose one of the following physiology classes:
BIO 283 Marine Biology
BIO 304 Plant Biology
BIO 354 Human Physiology
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 404 Embryology

Choose one of the following ecology classes:
BIO 213 Conservation
BIO 274 General Ecology
BIO 334 Environmental Biology

Choose one of the following organism classes:
BIO 283 Marine Biology
BIO 304 Plant Biology
BIO 314 Animal Biology
BIO 324 Microbiology
Additional BIO courses to bring the total Subject Area Requirements to 41 Credit Hours

Additional Requirements – 37 hours
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness
UE 101 University Experience
34 Credits of Electives