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BS in Biology Curriculum

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Course Number Course Name Credit
BIOL 151, 152 General Biology 4,4
BIOL 309W Ecology 4
BIOL 311 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 417 Creation, Evolution and the Organization of Biology 3
BIOL 425 or 426 Senior Thesis 2
CHEM 121, 122 General Chemistry I, II 3,3
CHEM 123, 124W General Chemistry Lab I, II 1,1
CHEM 211, 212 Organic Chemistry I, II 3,3
CHEM 213, 214 Organic Chemistry Lab I, II 1,1
Choose TWO of the following: 8
BIOL 310 Animal Physiology*
BIOL 320 Environmental Issues
BIOL 344, 345 Molecular Biology and Lab 3,1
BIOL 350 Classification and Application (choose one of several versions of BIO 350) 4
*BIOL 233 and 234 may be substituted for BIOL 310 with BIOL 234 counting as a BIOL elective.
BIOL Electives from Biology (may include CHEM 320/322, EXSC 411, PSYC 417 and many AuSable Institute courses.) 4
Choose ONE of the following: 3
MATH 160 Calculus I
MATH 220 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Total Credit Hours: 56

(For pre-med MATH 212 and 220 are needed; for field biology and related tracks in the B.S., MATH 220 is recommended).

Recommended:

Course Number Course Name Credit
AuSable Institute field courses (See ausable.org) (Recommended for field biology track and B.S. in Environmental Studies)
BIOL 495 Internship
CHEM 320, 322 Biochemistry (May be taken for major or Chemistry minor; Required for pre-med track)
PHYS 101, 102 Introduction to Physics (Required for pre-med track)

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