Biology Major

This major and concentration 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 120

Liberal Studies 30-40

Required Courses in Major 44-62

Biology Core 24

Concentration* 20-38
Choose one concentration from the following: 
Botany Concentration 28-30
Ecology Concentration 27-30
General Biology Concentration 20
Microbiology Concentration 33
Physiology Concentration 32-34
Zoology Concentration 27-29

Other Required Courses 19-20
Organic Chemistry 4-5
         CH 315 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.) and
         CH 317 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 cr.)
Physics 5
     PH 201 College Physics I (5 cr.) [III] or

*Students must declare one and only one concentration as part of the biology major.

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

***Students in the microbiology concentration must take CH 321 to fulfill this requirement.

This major does not require a minor.