Biology - General Major

This major provides an opportunity for a diversified background in biology, applicable to a wide range of introductory positions of employment in business and industry, hospitals, universities, the military and government at the local, state and federal levels. It also provides excellent preparation for graduate work in biology or related sciences.

A 2.00 grade point average is required for all biology courses taken in the department. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department’s academic programs committee. 

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 44
Biology Electives 16
Any BI course at the 200 level or above; at least 8 credits at the 300-level,  
except BI 206 or BI 305 

Other Required Courses 19-20
Organic Chemistry 4-5
     CH 321 Organic Chemistry I (4 cr.)
Physics 5
     PH 201 College Physics I (5 cr.) [III] or

*Appropriate research or professional experiences may be substituted for this requirement.

**Transfer students may satisfy this requirement with a minimum of 4 credit hours.

This major does not require a minor.