Academic Requirements

Twelve courses along with their co-requisite labs are required to fulfill the biology major, which include:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology plus lab
  • Organismal and Ecological Biology plus lab
  • General Botany plus lab
  • Genetics plus lab
  • Topics in Evolution
  • Animal Physiology plus lab OR Integrated Human Physiology plus lab
  • Three elective courses in Biology
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus I or Statistics

Physics I and II (either Basic or General) are strongly recommended. 

Many students select course electives that will lead to a Collateral Major in Environmental ScienceMolecular Biology or Neuroscience. You may request additional information on these programs from the Office of Admissions.