Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Professional Preparation Track, B.S.

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Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


Specific core curriculum requirements for the B.S. in Biology are:

  • 3.0 - 4.0 Credit Hours required under Area A
  • Two lab sciences required under Area D, which may not overlap in course number or content with courses taken elsewhere in the degree program.


Due to the stringent requirements for admission to professional schools, students are urged to consult advisors in choosing elective courses in the core curriculum and major.

Requirements for Major: (21 hours BIOL 3000/4000): 39 Hours

Lower division requirements for Major:

Upper division requirements for Major: 39 Hours

Supporting Courses for the Major: 6 Hours

Electives: 0-15 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Subtopic Biology Courses

Courses that meet the subdiscipline requirements are compiled in Table A.

Table A

Courses that meet the Requirement


Prokaryotic Requirement

Ecological/Evolutionary Requirement

Physiological Requirement

Cell and Molecular Requirement


* Lab not required for Secondary Education Track

Course Pre-requisite Information

Note 1:

Unless otherwise noted in the course description, the prerequisites for all upper division courses are equivalent to either of the following two combinations of courses including the minimum grade designations.

Note 2:

Biology Majors should complete Combination A unless transferring the equivalent of BIOL 1107  or BIOL 1108  from another major or from another institution.

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