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.

Prerequisite CoursesCredits
BIOL 151 General Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems 4
BIOL 152 General Biology: Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
Note: unless a grade of C- is earned in the lecture component of both BIOL 151 and BIOL 152 students must enroll concurrently in BIOL 151 or BIOL 152 if also enrolling in 200 level or higher biology courses.
Total 8
Co-requisite CoursesCredits
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  General Physics I 4
PHYS 152  General Physics II 4
MATH 181 Calculus I OR 4
MATH 170/171 Calculus I with Pre-calculus A AND B 4, 4
Total 28-32
Required CoursesCredits
BIOL 251 Genetics 4
BIOL 322 General Ecology 4
Organismal Biology (Choose one course from the following) 4
BIOL 207 Wildlife Behavior in East Africa
BIOL 295 Herpetology
BIOL 301 Field Botany
BIOL 315 Marine Biology
BIOL 336 Animal Behavior
BIOL 395 Ornithology
Additional Required CoursesCredits
BIOL 482 Senior Seminar 2
BIOL xxx Electives 12
Experiential Biology (Select one of the following courses) [Note: credit hours towards the major are only earned if fulfilling this requirement with BIOL 394 or an approved course at Au Sable]
BIOL 394 Collaborative Research 
INCL 348 Foundations of Health Development
PRPR 202A Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Practicum
NSF-funded Summer Science Internship

Field Course at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

Completion of the EMT-basic course provided by Allegany County Emergency Services
STEM 371 Career Seminar 1
Major Total 27
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