Biology Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in biology. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements:

SCI 100

School of the Sciences New Student Seminar

BIO 113

BIO 113L

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory

BIO 114

BIO 114L

General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms

General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms Laboratory

BIO 115

BIO 115L

General Biology III: Ecology and Evolution

General Biology III: Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

BIO 230

BIO 235~


Evolution and Biodiversity ~

CHEM 115



General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I Laboratory

General Chemistry I SoLVE

CHEM 116



General Chemistry II

General Chemistry II Laboratory

General Chemistry II SoLVE

CHEM 210


Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 211


Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

MATH 136

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 220

Calculus I



PHYS 210 or

PHYS 215

General Physics I or

General Physics I with Calculus

PHYS 211 or

PHYS 216

General Physics II or

General Physics II with Calculus

Complete one of the following senior capstone options:

BIO 450

Senior Research Capstone

BIO 455

Senior Internship Capstone

BIO 460++

Senior Research Capstone

BIO 460H++

Honors Senior Research Capstone

BIO 465++

Senior Internship Capstone

BIO 465H++

Honors Senior Internship Capstone

++ Students choosing one of the 9-credit senior capstone options can take one less upper level Biology elective.

Biology Electives (Complete all 3 groups):

Group 1 (Select three):

BIO 203


BIO 210


BIO 217

Principles of Biochemistry

BIO 222

Human Anatomy

BIO 230


Group 2: Two additional biology courses**

Group 3: Four additional 300- or 400-level biology courses**

**Students may also choose to take up to two environmental science and/or medical laboratory science courses to fulfill the biology electives.

~Course under development