The B.S. degree is recommended in preparation for graduate schools, professional schools, marine biology, and high school or college teaching.

In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences general degree requirements, the B.S. requirements are as follows:

FIRST TIER CORE
1.    BIL 150, 151, 160, 161

SECOND TIER CORE
2.    BIL 250 (Genetics) and BIL 255 (Cellular and Molecular Biology)

THIRD TIER CORE
3.    BIL 330 or 432 (Ecology) and BIL 360 (Comparative Physiology)

FOURTH TIER ELECTIVES AND CAPSTONES
4.    Additional BIL electives to total 34 credits, at least three
        credits of which must be at the 400-level or higher.

5.    Two laboratory or field courses beyond 151, 161 are required as
        part of the 34 credits in BIL.


Up to eight credits toward the major, but not the minor, may be selected from the following: (1) courses numbered 300 or higher in BMB, MBF or MIC, (2) BME 305, (3) CSC 548, (4) MSC courses numbered 300 or higher with a biological topic

A maximum of two credits of BIL 371 and BIL 372 may be applied towards the major.

A maximum of six credits of BIL 495, 496 and 497 may be applied towards the major.

One course only from BIL 495, 496 or 497 may be counted towards the laboratory course requirement for the B.S. degree.

A maximum of one credit in BIL 283 (Undergraduate Learning Assistant in Biology) OR BIL 381 and one credit of OR BIL 382 may be applied towards the major, although these courses may be taken more than once each for general elective credit only.

A maximum of two one credits in BIL 481 (Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Biology) may be applied towards the major or minor.  These courses may be taken more than once each for general elective credit only.


In addition, students must complete the following:

1. Select one statistics course from the following: BIL 311, BIL 511, ECS 204, IEN 311, MSC 204, MTH 224, or PSY 292 OR one computer language/programming course from the following: CSC 120, EEN 118. This will fulfill the Mathematics-statistics/computer programming requirement under the College of Arts and Sciences General degree requirements.

2.  One year of inorganic chemistry (111-112) with laboratory (113-114) (recommended to be taken in the first year) one semester of organic chemistry with laboratory (201/205) (recommended to be taken in the second year) OR the three-semester sequence of Chemistry for the Life Sciences (CHM 121, 221, 222) with laboratories (113, 114, 205, 206).

3. Two semesters of college physics with laboratory or three semesters of university physics with laboratory.

4. A minor in chemistry, ecosystem science and policy, physics, geological sciences, marine sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology, computer science, mathematics, or microbiology and immunology.

 

FOR GENERAL UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS:

Visit the Admissions Office, or phone them at (305) 284-4323.