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BS in General Biology

The General Biology concentration in the Biology major provides the most flexibility in terms of the career options for the student. This concentration is best for students who want a solid background in all of the major biological disciplines, including cell biology, genetics, microbiology, and ecology and evolution. Students who choose this concentration have pursued careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, education, research, and business; in other words, everything!

Courses that fulfill both College Core Options and Major Requirements
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
CHM 109 - 110 General Chemistry I & II
10
MTH 231 Calculus I
4
PHY 101 - 102 General Physics I & II
8

Courses from outside the Department required for this Major
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
CHM 209 - 210 Organic Chemistry I & II
6
CHM 220 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
2
CHM 222 or CHM 320 Analytical Chemistry or Chemical Synthesis Laboratory
3
MTH 270 or MTH 232 Statistics or Calculus II
3 - 4

Departmental Courses required for the Major
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
BIO 101 - 102 General Biology I & II
8
BIO 201 Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
4
BIO 211 Genetics
4
BIO 316 Microbiology
4
BIO 399 Cell Biology
3
BIO 450 Seminar
2
BIO 200 - 400 Four electives on these two levels; two must have a laboratory component (4 credit courses); two need not. Majors choose electives in consultation with their advisor.
14

Total credits required: 78 - 79