Bachelor's of Science in Biology


The general Biology major is designed for students whose future goals do not foresee the need for additional chemistry, or medical related electives. This includes students who plan on careers in environmental science, graduate school in biology related areas or biological consulting fields. This program leads to a B.S. in Biology.

For the general Biology major, the student must fulfill the Liberal Learning Outcomes (LLOs) of the University and must also take the following courses.

*Other electives are offered and may be taken with the permission of the Program Coordinator or Department Chair. Online or web courses will not count as elective credit toward your major or minor.

Requirements for K-12 teaching certification in Biology and General Science are detailed in the Education Program.

Prerequisites: Please note prerequisites for many science courses. You must take the prescribed prerequisites before taking a science course.

Typical First-Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits / Course / Title

  • 1 UNIV 101 Orientation to University
  • 3 XXXX XXX FYE Course
  • 4 MATH 123 Pre-Calculus
  • 4 BIOL 130 Biological Science
  • 4 CHEM 101 Gen. Chemistry I

16 Total credits

Spring Semester

Credits / Course / Title

  • 1 UNIV 102 The University Experience
  • 3 XXXX XXX FYE Course
  • 4 MATH 201 Calculus
  • 4 BIOL 224 Zoology
  • 4 CHEM 102 Gen. Chemistry II

16 Total credits