Curriculum- Biological Sciences, B.S.

Total Credits Required- 120

A.General Education

Refer to the General Education Bulletin for specific requirements.

B. Departmental Requirements- 66 credits

  • BS2400-BS2401 Basic Biology I with Lab
  • BS2410-BS2411 Basic Boilogy II with Lab
  • CP2120-2121 & CP2130-2131 Principles of Chemistry I-II (with Labs)
  • CP2220-2221 & CP2230-2231 Structure of Physics I-II (with Labs)


  • CP2240-2241 & CP2250-2251 General Physics I-II (with Labs)
  • CP3300-3302 &CP3310-3312 Organic Chemistry I-II(wth labs)
  • BS5410-5420 Seminar I:Reading in the Discipline/Seminar II: Writing in the Discipline

Calculus and Analytic Geometry

  • MA2310 Calculus and Analytic Geometry

A grade of D may be accepted toward graduation in two of the required courses in Chemistry/Physics or Math.

Six upper-division biology courses as follows:

1. At least one course chosen from each of the following areas:

a.Cell-Molecular Area:

  • BS4400 Cell Biology
  • BS4460 Genetics

b.Oganismic Area:

  • BS3400 Vertebrate Physiology
  • BS3520 Comparative Anatomy

c.Population Area:

  • BS4440 Evolution
  • BS4470 Ecology

2. Three courses chosen from the list of Biology electives

3. Completion of BS2400-BS2410 Basic Biological Sciences I and II with a grade of C or better is a prerequisite for upper-division biology courses. A grade of C or better is required in each biology course in order to be credited for graduation.

4. A student may not repeat any Biology course more than one time.

C. General Electives

In consultation with Academic Advisor

Biology Electives

  • BS3400 Vertebrate Physiology
  • BS3450 Plant Biology
  • BS3500 Invertebrate Zoology
  • BS3510 Parasitology
  • BS3520 Comparative Anatomy
  • BS3710 Environmental Physiology
  • BS3810 Biological Aspects of Aging
  • BS4400 Cell Biology
  • BS4410 Histology
  • BS4420 Microbiology
  • BS4430 Developmental Biology
  • BS4440 Evolution
  • BS4460 Genetics
  • BS4461 Immunology
  • BS4470 Ecology
  • BS4471 Limnology
  • BS4473 Tropical Marine Biolog
  • BS4474 Microbial Ecology
  • BS4480 Animal Behavior
  • BS4500 Cell and Molecular Neurobiology
  • BS4560 Molecular Biology
  • BS4651 Toxicology
  • BS5590 Advanced Research
  • BS5591-BS5592 Environmental Research
  • CP4510 Biochemistry