Specific Program Requirements for the Biology Major
All biology majors must take two courses in introductory Basic Biological Sciences, take advanced courses in biology selected from the five Biological Sciences Areas, take courses in math, chemistry, and physics, and meet the University wide general education requirements.
Students majoring in biology must earn a minimum of “C” in BIO 100 and BIO 200 and achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in all biology, affiliated sciences, and mathematics courses combined in order to graduate. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in the Biological Sciences Areas in residence.
Students choosing Biology as a second major must complete the second major by selecting courses in Areas I-V that are not being used to satisfy the requirements of their first major.
Students majoring in Biology are not eligible for a minor or second major in Botany or Zoology because of extensive overlap in the requirements for these degrees.
Students majoring in Biology must earn a score of 4 or 5 in order to receive advanced placement credit for BIO 100.
Students majoring in Biology must complete an assessment exit exam in their last semester prior to graduating.