Biology Requirements

Required Courses (42 credits)

Credits

Semester

BIO-1211

Introductory Biology: Ecology & Evolution+

4

__________

BIO-1212

Introductory Biology: Cells & Genetic Basis of Life*+

 

4

 

__________

BIO-4920

Senior Thesis OR

 

 

BIO-4810

Internship in Biology

3

__________

CHE-1031

General Chemistry I*+

4

__________

CHE-1032

General Chemistry II*

4

__________

CHE-3111

Organic Chemistry I*

4

__________

CHE-3112

Organic Chemistry II*

4

__________

ENV-2210

Current Topics in Science (3 semesters)

3

__________

MAT-1531

Calculus I*+

4

__________

PHY-1041

Physics I*+

4

__________

PHY-1042

Physics II*

4

__________

Students have the option of a General Biology or a Pre-Medical Concentration. In addition to the required core courses listed above, students must complete the requirements for one or both concentrations as outlined below.

General Biology Concentration

General Biology Concentration-Specific Required Courses

Credits

Semester

BIO-2340

Fundamentals of Ecology

4

__________

BIO-3220

Genetics

4

__________

Electives (Select a minimum of one course from each set.)

Credits

Semester

Set 1: Mathematics

MAT-2030

Probability & Statistics+

3

__________

MAT-2532

Calculus II+

4

__________

Set 2: Cell/Molecular Biology

BIO-3125

Biological Chemistry

4

__________

BIO-3130

Cellular Biology: A Molecular Approach*

4

__________

BIO-3140

Microbiology*

4

__________

Set 3: Organismal Biology

BIO-2011

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

__________

BIO-2012

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

__________

BIO-2145

Plant Biology

4

__________

BIO-2310

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology

4

__________

BIO-3160

Animal Behavior

4

__________

BIO-3170

Mammalogy

4

__________

BIO-3320

Ornithology

4

__________

Set 4: Ecology/Evolution

BIO-3260

Limnology

4

__________

BIO-3280

Environmental Toxicology*

4

__________

BIO-3290

Conservation Biology

3

__________

Total

 

64-66

 

*These courses also fulfill requirements in the ENV, HSC, OER, and WAM programs.

+These courses also fulfill the General Education Core Curriculum requirements.

Pre-Medical Concentration

Electives (Select a minimum of 16 credits from the following courses:

Credits

Semester

AHS-3050

Introduction to Pharmacology

3

__________

AHS-3230

Physiology of Exercise

4

__________

AHS-3120

Kinesiology

3

__________

BIO-2011

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

__________

BIO-2012

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

__________

BIO-2310

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology

4

__________

BIO-3125

Biological Chemistry

4

__________

BIO-3130

Cellular Biology: A Molecular Approach

4

__________

BIO-3140

Microbiology

4

__________

BIO-3180

Nutrition

3

__________

BIO-3220

Genetics

4

__________

MAT-2030

Probability & Statistics

3

__________

MAT-2532

Calculus II

4

__________

Total

 

58

 

Additional Recommended Courses

Credits

Semester

Medical schools generally look for students who have a solid liberal education. Courses in humanities and the social sciences are strongly recommended including:

PSY-1010

Introduction to Psychology

3

__________

PSY-3330

Psychology of Addiction

3

__________

PSY-4010

Biological Psychology

3

__________

SOC-1010

Introduction to Sociology

3

__________

SOC-3060

Sexuality and Intimacy

3

__________

Total including recommended courses above

73