Degree Course Requirements

The biology major curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15 hours based on eight semesters.

General Education Requirements – 42 hours:
Written Communication – 6 hrs.
Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs.
Mathematics & Science – 10 hrs.
Other – 11 hrs.

Program Requirements – 41 hours
Principles of Biology
One Physiology class:
  Marine Biology
  Plant Biology
  Human Physiology
  Cell Biology or Embryology
One Ecology class:
  General Ecology
  Environmental Biology
One Organism Class:
  Marine Biology
  Plant Biology
  Animal Biology
Additional Biology classes to bring number of credits to 41

Additional Requirements – 37 hours