May 21, 2019
The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a biotechnology concentration provides students with experience in using a number of biological processes, including recombinant DNA technology, that are used to solve problems or make
useful products. Students participate in laboratory experiences in various aspects of molecular, cellular, and physical biosciences and become wellprepared to seek employment in a laboratory setting after graduation or to continue
their education at the graduate level.
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 four courses from the Molecular and Microbiology Basket, and two courses from two of the other baskets.
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.