The B.S. degree is recommended in preparation for graduate schools, professional schools, marine biology, and high school or college teaching. 

Curriculum Requirements

Biology Core Courses22
General Biology
General Biology Laboratory
Evolution and Biodiversity
Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
Genetics
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ecology
Ecology in the Galapagos
Comparative Physiology
Additional BIL electives12
At least three credit hours of additional BIL electives must be at the 400-level or higher
At least one BIL elective must be a CAPSTONE course. (Locate capstone courses in Class Search under "Additional Search Criteria", subheading "Class Attributes".)
Two biology laboratory or field courses beyond BIL 151,BIL 161 are required as part of the additional BIL electives. Approved laboratory/field courses at the 300 level or higher in departments other than Biology (e.g., BMB, MIC, MSC, NEU) may be counted towards this lab requirement. Check with the Department of Biology to confirm that a specific course is allowed to fulfill this requirement.
Up to eight credit hours toward the major, but not the minor, may be selected from the following:
Courses numbered 300 or higher in BMB, MBE or MIC
Courses numbered 300 or higher in MSC, with a biological topic
Biomedical Technology
A maximum of two credit hours of the following may be applied towards the major
Readings in Biology
Readings in Biology
A maximum of six credit hours of the following may be applied towards the major 1
Projects in Biology
Projects in Biology
Projects in Biology
A maximum of three total credit hours from the following courses may be applied towards the major. Any course in this list may be taken only once to count towards the major. However, these courses may be taken additional times for general elective credit only.
Undergraduate Learning Intern in Biology
Workshop Leaders in Biology I 2
Workshop Leaders in Biology II
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Training in Biology
PRISM Teaching Fellow
Chemistry
Select one of the following Options:12-15
Option 1: Three-semester, 15 credit Chemistry Sequence recommended for life sciences majors. One additional CHM credit at the 200-level or higher (e.g., CHM 206) will fulfill the requirements for the minor in Chemistry.
Chemistry For The Biosciences I
and Chemistry Laboratory I
CHM211 Chemistry for the Biosciences II
and Chemistry Laboratory II
CHM212 Chemistry for the Biosciences III
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Option 2: Four-semester, 12 credit Chemistry Sequence. Four additional CHM credits at the 200-level or higher (e.g.,CHM 202/CHM 206) will fulfill the requirements for the minor in Chemistry)
Principles of Chemistry I
and Chemistry Laboratory I (recommended to be taken in the first year)
Principles of Chemistry II
and Chemistry Laboratory II (recommended to be taken in the first year)
Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (recommended to be taken in the second year)
Statistics or Computer Language/Programming
Select one statistics or one computer language/programming course from the following: 33
Biostatistics
Advanced Biostatistics
Environmental Statistics
Applied Probability And Statistics
Environmental Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction To Biobehavioral Statistics
Introduction To Biobehavioral Statistics For Non-Majors
Computer Programming I
Physics
Select one of the following Options:10-11
Option One:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
Option Two:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
Option Three:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Minor in a Natural Science1-16
A minor in chemistry, ecosystem science and policy, physics, geological sciences, marine sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology, computer science, mathematics, or microbiology and immunology
Total credit hours for the minor will vary by department.
The CHM requirement for the BS in biology fulfills either 12 or 15 (depending on which option is selected) of the 16 credits necessary for the minor in Chemistry. To complete the minor in Chemistry, only 1-4 additional credits in CHM are required beyond those necessary for the BS in Biology.
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 161Calculus I4
MTH 162Calculus II4
Language Courses3-9
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Electives25-0
Total Credit Hours120
1

Only one course may be counted towards the laboratory course requirement for the B.S. degree 

2

A maximum of one credit hour may be applied towards the major or minor.  These courses may be taken more than once each for general elective credit only, but only two credits from these options may count towards the major or minor.

3

This will fulfill the mathematics/statistics/computer programming requirement under the College of Arts and Sciences General degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science. 

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
BIL 149 First Year Information (Does not count towards the Biology major, but is an excellent introduction to your major and to the Department of Biology.) 1
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
CHM 121 or 111 Chemistry For The Biosciences I
or Principles of Chemistry I
3-4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours17-18
Spring
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
CHM 221 or 112 CHM211 Chemistry for the Biosciences II
or Principles of Chemistry II
3-4
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16-17
Year Two
Fall
CHM 222 or 201 CHM212 Chemistry for the Biosciences III
or Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)
4
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
BIL 250 or 255 Genetics
or Cellular and Molecular Biology
3
Language 101 3
Statistics or Computer Science Course 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BMB 401 or CHM 202 Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences (BMB 401 may be counted as an upper level elective in BIL.)
or Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)
3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
BIL 3XX Seminar 3
BIL 250 or 255 Genetics
or Cellular and Molecular Biology
3
BIL Lab 1-2
Language 102 3
People and Society Cognate course 3
 Credit Hours17-18
Year Three
Fall
BIL 330 or 360 Ecology
or Comparative Physiology
3
PHY 101 College Physics I 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
People and Society Cognate course (WRI) 3
Language 2XX 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
BIL 330 or 360 Ecology
or Comparative Physiology
3
PHY 102 College Physics II 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
Arts and Humanities Cognate (WRI) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Year Four
Fall
BIL Elective 400 level or higher (note: BMB 401 fulfills this requirement.) 3
BIL Lab (note: BIL 331 is a WRI course) 2
BIL Elective 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
Elective (WRI) 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
BIL Elective 3
BIL Elective 1
Elective (WRI) 3
People and Society Cognate 3
Elective 1-3
 Credit Hours11-13
 Total Credit Hours120-125