General Biology Track

This track emphasizes flexibility in your studies. Students with career goals that may require a customized combination of classes should choose this option. This track can lead to jobs in the workforce, or to further study in graduate or professional schools. Students majoring in this general track should work closely with their advisor to be sure to choose the optimal combination of classes. 


Required Courses (30-31 s.h.)

CHEM120 Principles of Chemistry I
(Must be eligible for MATH113)

4 s.h.
CHEM121 Principles of Chemistry II 4 s.h.
CHEM220 Organic Chemistry I 4 s.h.
CHEM221 Organic Chemistry II 4 s.h.
CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS Elective 3-4 s.h.
PHYS130 Physics I
(Must have completed MATH113)
4 s.h.
PHYS131 Physics II 4 s.h.
Mathematics through Calculus I 3 s.h.

Note 1: Students who qualify for Calculus I may take 3 s.h. of electives. Students who test out of Calculus may take 6 s.h. of electives.
Note 2: MATH107 Statistics is required under general education.

Core Requirements (15 s.h.)

BIOL106 Principles of Biology I (counted as Gen Ed) 3 s.h.
BIOL107 Principles of Biology II (counted as Gen Ed) 3 s.h.
BIOL202 Genetics 3 s.h.
BIOL206 Botany 3 s.h.
BIOL240 Zoology 3 s.h.
BIOL309 Ecology 3 s.h.
BIOL410 Organismal Physiology 3 s.h.

Electives in Biology (22-23 s.h.)

Electives in Biology 22-23 s.h.


General Education 52 s.h.
Area Courses 30-31 s.h.
Major Courses 37-38 s.h.
Total 120 s.h.