2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, BS (0401)

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  General Biology Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Physician’s Assistant Cell and Molecular Biology
College Core* 52 credits 52 credits 52 credits
Science Core 21 credits 21 credits 21 credits
Biology Core**  36 credits 37 credits 36 credits
Required Upper Level Biology 14-18 credits 8 credits 14-18 credits
Required Internship 0-1 credit 6 credits  
Liberal Arts Requirements      
TOTAL 123-129 124 123-127


* College Core is noted at 52 credits, which is five less than required due to science requirements for Biological Science majors.

** Includes Organic Chemistry with Labs (8-10 credits)

GPA Requirement for all Biology Majors

(Including all tracks & Environmental Science):

Students must complete BIO 101  and BIO 102  with a grade of C or better in order to continue in the Biology major. Students that fail to earn a C or better must retake the 100-level course(s) before attempting additional Biology courses. Intended majors must earn a C or better in all Biology courses. Students that fail to earn a C or better must repeat that course for it to be considered for major credit.

College Core

To Satisfy College Core Area: STEM

Major Requirements

Science Core (21-22 credits):

Must be taken by all Biology, Environmental Science majors.


Six of these science credits are applied to Area III of the college core. MTH 232 - Calculus 2  may substitute for MTH 270 .

Biology Core for General Biology Concentrations

(36-37 credits)


BIO 270  and BIO 451 are no longer in the Biology core.

Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration

Recommended Upper-Level Biology Electives

Below are several recommended upper-level biology electives for students pursuing entrance into medical, dental, graduate and other professional schools. Other upper-level biology electives may be substituted for the ones listed below in consultation with the student’s advisor.

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