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BS in Biology Curriculum

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Course Number Course Name Credit
BIO 151, 152 General Biology 4,4
BIO 309W Ecology 4
BIO 311 Cell Biology 4
BIO 312 Genetics 4
BIO 417 Creation, Evolution and the Organization of Biology 3
BIO 425 or 426 Senior Thesis 2
CHE 121, 122 General Chemistry I, II 3,3
CHE 123, 124W General Chemistry Lab I, II 1,1
CHE 211, 212 Organic Chemistry I, II 3,3
CHE 213, 214 Organic Chemistry Lab I, II 1,1
Choose TWO of the following: 8
BIO 310 Animal Physiology*
BIO 320 Environmental Issues
BIO 344, 345 Molecular Biology and Lab 3,1
BIO 350 Classification and Application (choose one of several versions of BIO 350) 4
*BIO 233 and 234 may be substituted for BIO 310 with BIO 234 counting as a BIO elective.
BIO Electives from Biology (may include CHEM 320/322, EXSC 411, PSY 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)
BIO 495 Internship
CHE 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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