Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology exposes students to a broad background in the discipline including required courses in Chemistry and Physics.
Students are introduced to all areas of biology in a two-semester introductory sequence (BIO 131 Introduction to Organisms and BIO 132 Introduction to Cells), followed by three courses in the second year that expand on these areas in greater detail and introduce social and ethical issues to some extent. This second group of courses includes BIO 208 (Environmental Problems), BIO 212 (Cell Biology) and BIO 220 (Evolutionary Morphology).
In their junior/senior year all students are required to take BIO 402 (Genetics) and BIO 415 (Biology Seminar)
Students complete their program by taking BIO electives at the 300-400 level. They generally must have one course from each of the five major areas (plant biology, animal biology, cell and molecular biology, structure and function, and ecology and evolution), plus other major electives that can be chosen from any group or from internship, directed study or research courses.