Mar 28, 2023  
2014-2015 General Catalog 

Biology, B.S.

General Education Core

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the Experiential Education Requirement courses for graduation.

Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE (1-3 Credits)

Complete One Track:

Original Project Track (3 Credits)

Students create a project of their own design 

Select Project Track (2 Credits)

Students select a project from the designated list 

Biology Curriculum Summary

Core Requirements (24 Credits)

All student majoring in biology must complete the following core courses. We recommend this sequence:

Biology Requirements (15-16 Credits)

All students will complete, in addition to the core requirements listed above:

Free Upper Electives (16-30 Credits)

  • Free Upper Electives (includes completing B.S. degree requirements) 16-30 credits

Total Credits, B.S. degree: 120 Credits


All graduating Biology majors must show a minimal level of competency as demonstrated by the ETS® major field test in Biology. All students must satisfactorily complete the ETS® field test in Biology before taking any capstone course in the Department of Biology  (BIOL 4070 , BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4500 , BIOL 4510 BIOL 4650 ).