University General Education Program (41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.
Note: Biology majors are also required to take either MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 and these courses will fulfill general education requirements.
Eight credit hours of natural science courses (two lectures with labs) are required for general education and can be fulfilled by the following courses that are required for the Biology major.
Students must earn a grade of at least “C-” in CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1111 before taking any biology courses.
Students must earn a grade of at least “C-” in all BIOL courses applied toward the major, the minor, and in all required chemistry, physics, and mathematical courses. BIOL, CHEM, MATH, and PHYS courses applicable toward the major or minor may not be taken more than three times.
Students must earn a grade of at least “C-” in BIOL 1110 / BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1120 / BIOL 1121 , before enrolling in any upper division BIOL course.
Any BIOL course applicable toward the major or minor may be repeated once to earn a minimum grade of “C-.” To repeat a course a second time, a student must apply for and receive special permission from the department Undergraduate Studies Committee. Application information is available in the Biology Advising and Resource Center.
A student may not attempt the same BIOL course more than three times, regardless of where it is taken. Courses cross-listed with BIOL (e.g., CHEM 4511 , CHEM 4512 , and CHEM 4501 ) also are subject to this course repetition policy.
No more than five total credit hours of experiential learning courses (BIOL 4000 , BIOL 4001 , BIOL 4005 , BIOL 4098 Special Topic: BIOL Learning Assistant, BIOL 4570 ) can be applied toward major requirements.
Total Hours Required for Graduation with B.S. (120-123)
*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement.
**Courses offered only online or both online and on-ground