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

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements:

BIO 113

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics

BIO 113L

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory

BIO 114

General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms

BIO 114L

General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms Laboratory

BIO 115

General Biology III: Ecology and Evolution

BIO 115L

General Biology III: Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

BIO 255

Techniques in Molecular Biology

Senior Capstone Experience (Select one of the six):

Research Capstone: BIO 450 or BIO 460 or BIO 460H

Internship Capstone: BIO 455 or BIO 465 or BIO 465H

Biology Electives:

Group 1 (Select four):

BIO 203


BIO 210


BIO 213


BIO 217

Principles of Biochemistry

BIO 222

Human Anatomy

BIO 230


BIO 270

Animal Behavior

BIO 275

Environmental Science

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 medical technology course to fulfill the group 2 and group 3 biology electives.

** Students choosing one of the 9-credit senior capstone options can take one less upper level biology elective

Secondary Requirements:

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 220

Calculus I*

MATH 235

Statistical Methods

PHIL 415

Topics in Professional Ethics*

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 *

SCI 100

School of the Sciences New Student Seminar