Biology II, B.A. (53 Credit Major)

This major sequence in Biology is appropriate only for students planning to teach in middle and high school. The required education sequence in middle and high school education must be completed for all students selecting this major in Biology. As part of their overall training students in science, students will be required to take ESC 419.

The required credits are distributed as follows:

8 credits in:

Credits
BIO 166Principles of Biology: Cells and Genes

4

BIO 167Principles of Biology: Organisms

4

BIO 166 and BIO 167: Both courses count towards Pathways General Education requirements. Both are prerequisites to all other Biology courses at the 200-level or higher.

5 credits in physics:

Credits
PHY 166General Physics I

5

15 credits in chemistry:

Credits
CHE 166General Chemistry I

4

CHE 167General Chemistry Laboratory I

1.5

CHE 168General Chemistry II

4

CHE 169General Chemistry Laboratory II

1.5

CHE 232Organic Chemistry Lecture I

4

CHE 233Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

2

3 credits in mathematics:

Credits
MAT 128Foundations of Data Science

3

At least 22 credits in advanced biology courses from 3 areas:

At least two courses from Cellular Biology:

Credits
BIO 238Genetics

4

BIO 268Vertebrate Embryology

4

BIO 311Parasitology

3

BIO 320Neural Development: From Genes and Cells to Brains

3

BIO 331Experimental Microbiology

4

BIO 338Genetics of Man

4

BIO 350Introduction to Immunology

4

BIO 400Biological Chemistry

4

BIO 406Biochemistry of Differentiation

3

BIO 415Medical Microbiology

4

BIO 420Molecular Biology

4

BIO 465Microbial Physiology and Genetics

4

At least one course from Organismic Biology:

Credits
BIO 228Mammalian Physiology

4

BIO 267Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

4

BIO 270Invertebrate Zoology

3

BIO 330Plant Physiology

4

BIO 333Endocrine Physiology

4

BIO 340Human Body and Brain

3

BIO 431Comparative Animal Physiology

4

BIO 435Neurophysiology

3

At least one course from Population Biology:

Credits
BIO 241Evolution, Species, and Biogeography

3

BIO 336Marine Biology Lectures

3

BIO 339Ecology

4

BIO 401Biological Systematics

4