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Department of Biology
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Biology Degree with a Minor in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science

(Biology major — 120 semester credit hours)

1st and 2nd Years
Courses Hours
Biology 1480, 2401, 2402, 2403 or 4423* 16
Art, Theatre or Music (one 3-hour course) 3
Chemistry 1411, 1412 8
Electives* 5
English 1301, sophomore course 9
History 1301, 1302 6
Mathematics 1302, 1303, 1321, 2331 or 2332*** 6
Physical Activity courses 1
Physics 1421, 1422 8
Total 62

*If Biology 2403 is taken, 8 hours of the general electives must be advanced (3000 or 4000 level). If Biology 4423 is taken, then 4 hours must be advanced.

3rd and 4th Years
Courses Hours
Biology 3301, 3403, 4181, 4303, 4451 and advanced**** 26
Chemistry 3151, 3351, 3152, 3352, 4331 11
Electives 16
Political Science 2301, 2302 6
Total 59

This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours with a minimum of 45 advanced hours.

* If a minor in addition to chemistry is chosen, more than 120 semester hours may be required for a degree.

** Biology 2423 is strongly recommended for pre-medical and pre-dental students.

*** Mathematics 130A or 130B cannot be taken for these requirements; calculus is strongly recommended for students planning to pursue graduate work. Calculus (one semester) or statistics is also required for admission to most medical schools.

**** Biology 3421 and Biology 4423 are strongly recommended for pre-medical and pre-dental students. Biology 4480 is strongly recommended for students pursuing admission to graduate programs.

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