Department of Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Entry level courses can be completed on either campus, but degree must be completed on St. Thomas campus.
|A. Required Courses in Biology (24 credit hours):||Credits
|BIO 141-142||General Biology I-II||4-4|
|BIO 360||Cell and Molecular Biology I||4|
|BIO 365||Junior Biology Seminar+||2|
|BIO 497||Senior Science Seminar I||1|
|SCI 497 or BIO 498||Interdisciplinary Sr Sem or Sr Sem II||1|
|B. Required Courses in Related Fields (36-38 credit hours):|
|CHE 151 and 152||General Chemistry||5-5|
|CHE 253 and 254||Organic Chemistry||5-5|
|MAT 241 and 242||Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II||4-4|
|PHY 211-212*||Introduction to Physics I-II||4-4|
|PHY 241-242||General Physics I-II||5-5|
|C. Science Electives: An additional 30 credit hours of science electives are required.|
*MAT 153 is the prerequisite for physics, so biology majors will need to take MAT 153 as well.
- All students must pass a comprehensive exam administered during the final semester of the senior year.
+By the end of the sophomore year, all students must submit a study plan.
- The study plan is a prerequisite to enrolling in Junior Biology Seminar.
- The study plan must be approved by the faculty of the Biology Program.
- Any change in the study plan must be approved by the student’s advisor.