A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

BS in Biology

The BS in Biology is designed for students aiming at graduate or professional schools (including medical school). It consists of 62 hours of coursework, including eight hours of General Biology, 26 hours of major-level biology courses, and 28 hours of chemistry, physics, and math. 

Below are the course requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

 Pre-requisites8
BIOL 151 General Biology I 4
BIOL 152 General Biology II 4
 Co-requisites28
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 151 Physics I 4
PHYS 152 Physics II 4
MATH 181 Calculus I or Calculus and Its Origins 4
 Major Requirements
BIOL 251 Genetics 4
BIOL 251 General Ecology 4

Organismal Biology (Choose one of the following):
  • BIOL 301 Field Botany
  • BIOL 372 Comparative Animal Physiology 
  • BIOL 231 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 336 Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 315 Marine Biology
  • BIOL 207 Wildlife Behavior in East Africa
4

Experiential Biology (Choose one of the following): 
  • BIOL 394 Collaborative Research
  • PRPR 202A Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Practicum INCL 348
  • Foundations of Health Development NSF-Funded
  • summer science intern
  • Field Course at Au Sable 
  • EMT basic course
4
BIO 482 Senior Capstone: Seminar in Biochemistry 2
Upper-level Biology electives 12

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