General Biology Concentration (UBIG)

Biology majors may elect to take a broad spectrum of courses covering the major areas of biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, physiology, and ecology and evolutionary biology, possibly combined with a minor according to the student's interests. This curriculum prepares students for the Graduate Record Examination in Biology, a prerequisite for admission to many graduate programs in biology. In addition to entering graduate school, students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology find employment as laboratory technologists in academic and industrial settings, sales representatives for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, scientific illustrators, and technical writers.

In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete six (6) electives (one of these must focus on plants, one on animals):

One (1) course from Group A

One (1) course from Group B

One (1) from the following Group C courses:
BIOL 234* Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 272* Human Anatomy & Physiology: Cellular and Organ Systems
BIOL 333* Principles of Human Physiology
BIOL 451  Plant Physiology
* Only one of these courses may be taken for Biology credit.

One (1) course from Group D:
BIOL 348 Ecology

Two (2) additional courses from Groups A-E

It is recommended that students who plan to attend graduate school take the following additional courses:

CHEM 301 Biochemistry
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics
  or elect a more in-depth study of physics by taking
PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I and
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II
  (Note: MATH 219 Calculus I is a prerequisite for Principles of Physics I.)

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