Students interested in the study of the biological and biomedical sciences earn a B.S. in Biology. Students complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 0-3 elective credits, and 75-78 credits (20 courses) in their major:
Six biology electives (22-24 credits) from the 200-level or above, at least four of which have laboratory associated with them OR five biology electives (18-20 credits) from the 200-level or above, at least three of which have laboratory associated with them AND 3 or more credits of Independent Research (BIO497 and/or BIO498).
Students interested in the study of microorganisms, viruses and the immune system will satisfy the B.S. in Biology with a concentration in microbiology. Those pursuing this concentration will satisfy the above for a B.S. in Biology with the following additions. Students complete 49-51 credits of core courses (see page 45) and 75 credits (20 courses) for a Biology degree with a Microbiology concentration.