Feb 18, 2019
A student majoring in Biology may choose to earn a Concentration in Biomedical Science. The Biomedical Science concentration is designed to prepare students for generalist positions within health and natural sciences or for continued graduate study in the health and natural science specialties (Health Education, Pharmacology, Medicine, Public Health and advanced studies in Science). No minor is required for a B.S. in Biomedical Science. In addition to a concentration in Biomedical Science, the student earns an emphasis in Physiology and Health Sciences through the required courses.
Biology Major - General Education Requirements
- INTD 101 - University Seminar
- ENGL 101 - Writing I: The Writing Process
- ENGL 104 - Writing II: Research & Argumentative Essays
- MATH 151 - Calculus I (recommended) or MATH 125 - College Algebra and Trigonometry
- HIST 131 - World History to 1500 or HUM 101 - Themes in Western Culture
- One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
- One additional course in English or in a foreign language
- One additional humanities elective from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
- One course in American history or government
- One course in philosophy
- Two additional social science electives from different disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
- Two courses approved by the adviser and selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Biology Major - Required Courses
(Students must earn a minimum of 42 credit hours in Biology)
Additional Required Courses
In addition, students must take 4 courses from the Anatomy and Physiology basket, and 2 courses from the Molecular and Microbiology basket.
In addition to the core, students must take four courses from the ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY BASKET and two courses from the MOLECULAR AND MICROBIOLOGY BASKET. At least two of these must be 300 or higher.
Biology Major - Baskets
SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP BASKET
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY BASKET
MOLECULAR AND MICROBIOLOGY BASKET
Because upper-level biology courses may be offered only every other year, students are urged to consult their advisers in planning their curriculum.