The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences curriculum prepares students for graduate study in any of the life science areas (such as agricultural sciences, biochemistry, botany, cell and molecular biology, conservation, ecology and environmental science, entomology, forestry, genetics, industrial and regulatory biology, microbiology, morphology, physiology, wildlife biology, and zoology; for the health professions (medicine, dentistry, etc.), veterinary medicine; and for science teaching.
Combined Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences/Master of Science in Bioengineering
Under this plan, students may reduce the time necessary to earn both degrees by applying graduate credits to both undergraduate and graduate program requirements. See Academic Regulations for enrollment guidelines and procedures. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements for the dual degree from the Department of Biological Sciences or Bioengineering as early as possible in their undergraduate program as a number of required courses have prerequisites not normally taken by Biological Sciences majors.
Total Semester Hours: 121
1 BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110 are strongly recommended; however, BIOL 1030 /BIOL 1050 may substitute for BIOL 1100 , and BIOL 1040 /BIOL 1060 may substitute for BIOL 1110 . The remaining 1-2 credits required must be satisfied by completing 1-2 extra credits.
2 See General Education Requirements . Six of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness and the Science and Technology in Society Requirements.
3 MATH 1080 , STAT 2300 , or other approved coursework. See advisor. Medical/dental schools have different mathematics requirements. The Medical Colleges Admissions Test (MCAT) includes questions on statistics.
4 Most professional health sciences schools require two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory, CH 2240 /CH 2280 .
5 CH 2010 and CH 2020 may be substituted.
6 GEN 3020 may be substituted.
7 See General Education Requirements .
8 BCHM 3010 may be substituted.
9 Seven credit hours must be selected from BIOL or MICR courses at the 3000-level or above (except MICR 3000 ) or CH 2240 /CH 2280 , WFB 4720 or WFB 4770 .
10 PHYS 1220 /PHYS 1240 may be substituted.
11 At least one course selected from BIOL 4100 , BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4420 , BIOL 4430 , BIOL 4460 , BIOL 4480 , BIOL 4700 , MICR 4010 or MICR 4030 .
12 ENT 4000 , ENT 4150 , and seven additional credits selected from ENT 3000 , ENT 3080 , ENT 4040 /ENT 4090 , ENT 4070 , ENT 4360 , ENT 4690 , ENT 4900 , ENT 4950 or PLPA 4060 .
13 ENGL 3140 may be substituted.
14 PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2230 may be substituted.
15 At least one course selected from BIOL 3160 , BIOL 4010 , BIOL 4080 , BIOL 4200 , BIOL 4400 , BIOL 4590 , BIOL 4750 , BIOL 4800 , BIOL 4830 , BIOL 4840 or MICR 4140 .