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Biology BS

—Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis
—Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Emphasis
—Second Education Emphasis

Department of Biological Sciences

Biology BS
Course Number and TitleCredits
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM MATH 160 Survey of Calculus or
DLM MATH 170 Calculus I: Concepts and Applications
4
DLN BIOL 191 Biology I: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology4
DLN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I & Lab4
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS Social Sciences course or
DLS ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education (Secondary Education Emphasis)
3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field or DLS COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication or COMM 112 Reasoned Discourse (Secondary Education Emphasis)3
BIOL 192 Biology II: Introduction to the Diversity of Life4
BIOL 304 Biology III: Foundations of Ecology and Evolution4
CID BIOL 306 Communication in the Biological Sciences3
BIOL 310 Genetics3
BIOL 488 Senior Outcomes Assessment0
CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II with Lab4
CHEM 301 Survey of Organic Chemistry (and CHEM 308) or
CHEM 307, 308-309, 310 Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs
(CHEM 301 is suitable for most biology majors. Those interested in medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary school and students pursuing the Cell, Molecular, and Biomedical emphases should take CHEM 307-310. Please consult your advisor.)
5-10
Two or more of these communication courses including at least one COMM course:
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 112 Reasoned Discourse
COMM 231 Public Speaking
COMM 356 Communication in the Small Group
ENGL 201 Nonfiction Writing
ENGL 202 Technical Communication
(COMM 101, COMM 112, and ENGL 202 may be counted as fulfilling all or part of DLS requirements)

Secondary Education Emphasis students:
One (1) DLS/COMM course and STEM-ED 310
6
MATH 143-144 College Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry5
MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics3
PHYS 111-112 General Physics I & II or
PHYS 211, 211L-212, 212L Physics I & II with Calculus & Labs
8-10
FF BIOL 415 Microbial Physiology
FF BIOL 485 Finishing Foundations Undergraduate Research and Internships in the Biological Sciences
FF BOT 401 Plant Physiology
FF ZOOL 401 Human Physiology
FF ZOOL 409 Animal Physiology and Nutrition
2-4
In addition, complete either the following coursework to graduate with a BS in Biology (without an emphasis) or complete the courses listed under one of the emphases below to graduate with a BS in Biology with an emphasis in either the Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis or the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Emphasis. To earn a BS in Biology with a Secondary Education Emphasis, complete the following coursework listed for the BS in Biology (without an emphasis) and the coursework listed under the Secondary Education Emphasis.
BIOL 320 Cell Biology3
BIOL 400 Organic Evolution3
CMB course with a lab (see courses under Cell, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis)4
CMB course with or without a lab3-4
EEB course with a lab (see courses under Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology Emphasis)4
EEB course with or without a lab3-4
Physiology course FF BIOL 415 Microbial Physiology
FF BOT 401 Plant Physiology
FF ZOOL 401 Human Physiology
FF ZOOL 409 Animal Physiology and Nutrition
0-4
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-3
Electives to total 120 credits5-14
Total120-123

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
BIOL 320 Cell Biology3
BIOL 340 Molecular Biology Lecture or
BIOL 303 General Microbiology (counts as one of two courses with lab)
3-5
BIOL 321 Cell Biology Laboratory or
BIOL 344 Molecular Biology Laboratory
2-3
Five (5) or more additional courses chosen from the following for a minimum of 17 credits, at least 2 of the 5 courses must have a laboratory component identified by the *. (BIOL 303 can count as a lab)
BIOL 321 Cell Biology Laboratory*
BIOL 344 Molecular Biology Laboratory*
BIOL 410 Pathogenic Bacteriology*
BIOL 412 General Parasitology*
BIOL 415 Microbial Physiology*
BIOL 420 Immunology
BIOL 431 Pharmacology
BIOL 440 Toxicology
BIOL 441 Molecular Biology of Cancer
BIOL 442 Molecular Neurobiology
BIOL 444 Vaccinology
BIOL 446 Bioinformatics
BIOL 447 Forensic Biology
BIOL 449 Genomics
BIOL 451 Developmental Biology
BIOL 452 Developmental Biology Laboratory*
BIOL 454 Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Biological Research
BIOL 456 Advanced Histology Laboratory*
BIOL 477 Biomaterials
BOT 330 Mycology*
BOT 401 Plant Physiology*
BOT 430 Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants
BOT 441 Plant Developmental Biology*
CHEM 350 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
CHEM 431 Biochemistry I*
CHEM 433 Biochemistry II*
PHYS 307 Introduction to Biophysics*
ZOOL 301 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy*
ZOOL 400 Vertebrate Histology*
ZOOL 401 Human Physiology
ZOOL 402 Human Endocrinology
ZOOL 403 Head and Neck Anatomy*
ZOOL 409 Animal Physiology and Nutrition*
ZOOL 411 Human Physiology Laboratory*
17-24
Electives to total 120 credits
Professional programs may require BIOL 227-228; CHEM 350
0-12
Total120-123

Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Emphasis

Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
Five (5) or more additional courses chosen from the following for a minimum of 17 credits, at least 2 of the 5 courses must have a laboratory component identified by the *.
BIOL 303 General Microbiology*
BIOL 320 Cell Biology
BIOL 323 Ecology*
BIOL 344 Molecular Biology Laboratory*
BIOL 400 Organic Evolution
BIOL 406 Science and Society
BIOL 409 Molecular Ecology
BIOL 410 Pathogenic Bacteriology*
BIOL 412 Parasitology*
BIOL 413 Symbiosis
BIOL 415 Microbial Physiology*
BIOL 416 Microbial Ecology*
BIOL 422 Conservation Biology
BIOL 424 Sensory Ecology
BIOL 425 Basic and Applied Data Analysis in Biology*
BIOL 426 Insect Ecology
BIOL 427 Stream Ecology*
BIOL 433 Behavioral Ecology
BIOL 434 Principles of Fisheries and Wildlife Management
BIOL 435 Ecosystem Ecology
BIOL 451 Developmental Biology
BIOL 461 Advanced Topics in Aquatic Ecology
BIOL 462 Advanced Topics in Animal Behavior
BIOL 463 Advanced Topics in Genetic Analysis
BOT 302 Plant Anatomy and Microtechnique*
BOT 305 Systematic Botany*
BOT 330 Mycology*
BOT 401 Plant Physiology*
BOT 424 Plant Community Ecology*
BOT 430 Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants
BOT 441 Plant Developmental Biology*
ZOOL 301 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy*
ZOOL 305 Entomology*
ZOOL 341 Ornithology*
ZOOL 355 Vertebrate Natural History*
ZOOL 400 Vertebrate Histology*
ZOOL 409 Animal Physiology and Nutrition *
ZOOL 421 Mammalogy*
ZOOL 425 Aquatic Entomology*
ZOOL 434 Animal Behavior*
17-24
Upper-division ANTH, BIOL, BOT, CHEM, PHYS or ZOOL electives to total 42 Biology credits0-6
Professional programs may require BIOL 227-228; CHEM 3500-14
Total120

Secondary Education Emphasis

Secondary Education Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
STEM-ED 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
STEM-ED 102 Step 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design1
STEM-ED 210 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science3
STEM-ED 220 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3
STEM-ED 310 Classroom Interactions3
STEM-ED 350 Research Methods3
STEM-ED 410 Project-based Instruction3
STEM-ED 480 Apprentice Teaching6
Upper-division elective to total 40 credits0
Electives to total 120 credits0
Total126-138