Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 65
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.
Biology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If the student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.
The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.
It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.25 by the time they complete 02-355 Biochemistry I – Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional school is solely determined by the admissions committees of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.
A student entering this program must have ACT subscores of 23 in both science and mathematics.
I. Core Courses (65)
02-110 General Biology I (4)
02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
02-115 General Biology II (4)
02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)
02-220 Genetics (4)
02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
02-224 Microbiology (4)
02-226 Microbiology Lab (1)
03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
02-320 Biometry (3)
02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)
02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)
02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
17-200 College Physics I (4)
17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)
17-205 College Physics II (4)
17-206 College Physics II Lab (1)
II. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II and Microbiology Lab.
III. Consult the program fact sheet for the sequence of general education courses.