2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Bachelor of Arts

The biology major requires 35 credits of biology and eight credits of chemistry. It is strongly recommended that all biology majors take at least one semester of mathematics, computer and information systems, physical science, or physics. The biology major leads to a bachelor of arts degree.

Biology Major Requirements

Category 2 - Anatomical Biology

BIOL 245Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 309Comparative Anatomy

4

BIOL 320Introduction to Neurobiology

3

BIOL 330Developmental Biology

4

BIOL 345Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Category 3 - Cellular/Molecular Biology

BIOL 314/CHEM 314Biochemistry I

4

BIOL 315/CHEM 315Biochemistry II

4

BIOL 340Cell Biology

4

BIOL 341/CHEM 342Instrumental Analysis

4

Core Courses

BIOL 110General Biology I

4

BIOL 112General Biology II

4

BIOL 305Genetics

4

BIOL 360Microbiology

4

BIOL 370Basic Ecology

4

BIOL 410Seminar in Biology

2

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry II

4

 

BIOL 302Biostatistics

3

OR

PSYC 202/SCWK 202/SOCI 202Statistics

3

 

BIOL Biology electives (A course from three of the four categories must be selected)

10

Category 1 - Field Biology

BIOL 215Survey/Plant Kingdom (Taxonomy)

4

BIOL 220Field Ornithology

1

BIOL 263Environmental Topics Seminar

2

BIOL 265Environmental Issues

4

BIOL 300Field Biology

4

BIOL 363Environmental Topics Seminar

2

BIOL 365Environmental Law & Policy

3

Au Sable Institute Course

Category 4 - Application and Research

BIOL 333Bioethics

3

BIOL 351Biological Problems

2

BIOL 390Readings/Biology

2

BIOL 395Internship

1

BIOL 405Practicum

1

BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.A.)* 51
Major 43
Elective 32
Total Credit to Earn Degree 126
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.