Program Requirements

Hours: 55

Biology/Chemistry Foundation Courses - 19 hours

BIO 111Principles of Biology I (4) N/CN

BIO 111APrinciples of Biology I (LAB) (0) N/CN

BIO 112Principles of Biology II (4) N

BIO 112APrinciples of Biology II (LAB) (0) N

BIO 204Biology Seminar (2)

CED 220Foundations of Professionalism (1)

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

CHE 111AGeneral Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N/CN

CHE 112AGeneral Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N/CN

Students must take an additional 28 credit hours in biology courses, specified as follows:

  • At least 20 hours must be courses with corequisite laboratories 
  • At least 15 credits must be 300 level courses
  • No more than eight 100 level hours may be used to fulfill this requirement
  • Co-op courses are excluded from these 28 hours

Expanded Knowledge and/or Application - 8 hours

Any courses from these areas:

  • Forensics (200 level or above)
  • Physics (200 level or above)
  • Additional Chemistry (200 level or above)
  • Additional Biology (200 level or above)

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the biology major will be able to:

  • demonstrate and apply an appropriate knowledge of the terms, concepts, and theories relative to the biological sciences.
  • undertake advanced work in industry, secondary education, graduate or professional school.
  • be competitive and marketable in a chosen field.
  • demonstrate the critical thinking, communication, and research skills needed to excel, particularly in the use of the scientific method to investigate problems and synthesize results in written and oral presentations.