Biological Sciences Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
  Credits

CAS Core Requirements

42-46
Biological Sciences Core Program Required Courses 20-25
BIO 105 - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution (credits included in core requirements)  
BIO 106 - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4

BIO 200 - Human Genetics

OR

BIO 207 Organismal Genetics

(EEB Concentration requires BIO 207 OR Cellular & Molecular Area Course OR Physiology Area Course)

4-5

BIO 400 or a 400 level or higher BIO capstone course (not satisfied by Internship/Research/Speaker Series)

(MCDB Concentration options include BIO 430 or BIO 450)

(EEB Concentration options include BIO 450 or BIO 460)

3-4
Topic Areas- (to be selected in consultation with advisor) See below*  

Cellular and Molecular area

(Only if no Concentration is chosen)

3-4
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology area 

(Students with an EEB concentration have the option of replacing their EEB area requirement with a second Organismal Biology area course)

3-4
Organismal Biology area 3-4

Biological Sciences Program Required Science and Mathematics Courses

32-33
Chemistry  

CHE 110 - General Chemistry I

4

CHE 111 - General Chemistry II

4

CHE 210 or 210G - Organic Chemistry I

5

CHE 211 or 211G - Organic Chemistry II 

OR

CHE 310 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry

4-5
Mathematics  

MAT 150-Statistics for Life Sciences

3

MAT 190 - Calculus I

4
Physics  

PHY 110 - Physics I and

4

PHY 111 - Physics II

4

Or

 

PHY 210 - University Physics I and

4

PHY 211 - University Physics II

4

Biological Sciences Program Concentration Required Courses 

(See Concentration Tab below for Course List)

6-7
Open Elective Courses (as needed to reach 120 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits 120

*Topic Area Courses

  Credits

Cellular & Molecular Area

(BIO 290 may fulfill Biology Area requirements depending on subject matter and advisor permission.)

 
BIO 203 - Histology 4
BIO 365 - Immunology 3
BIO 370 - Cell and Molecular Biology 3
   

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Area

(BIO 290 may fulfill Biology Area requirements depending on subject matter and advisor permission.)

 
BIO 328 - Human Evolution 3
BIO 333 - Evolution 3
MAR 335 - Animal/Behavioral Ecology 4
BIO 350 - Ecology 4
   

Organismal Biology Area

(BIO 290 may fulfill Biology Area requirements depending on subject matter and advisor permission.)

 
BIO 204 - Parasitology 4

BIO 232 - Microbiology

OR

BIO 234 - Environmental Microbiology

4
BIO 254 - Medicinal Plant Biology 3
BIO 306 - Virology 3
MAR 310 - Phycology 4
BIO 319 - Ornithology 4
MAR 320 - Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIO 330 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
MAR 331 - Biology of Fishes 4
MAR 355 - Biology of Marine Mammals 4
MAR 375 - Biology of Sharks, Skates and Rays 4
   
Physiology Area  
BIO 322 - Comparative Animal Physiology 3

Additional Guidelines


Students wishing to pursue teacher certification in Life Science can complete a double major with Biological Sciences and Secondary Education OR a major in Secondary Education and a concentration in Biological Sciences.  For more Information, see the Secondary Education catalog page.

 

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC) consists of staff and faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences. The major function of this committee is to draft letters of evaluation for students applying to health professions programs such as Medical, Dental and Veterinary schools. Interested students should view our web page for information regarding the protocol for obtaining a PHPAC letter of evaluation.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum grade of C- must be achieved in all science and mathematics courses used toward graduation in any of the programs in the Department of Biology. A 2.00 cumulative average in sciences is a requirement for graduation in any of the programs in the Department of Biology.

 

Students in this major can participate in the pre-health graduate school preparation tracks.

https://www.une.edu/cas/programs/pre-health-graduate-school-preparation-tracks-non-degree

Concentrations

Concentrations
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB) Concentration Credits
BIO 370- Cell & Molecular Biology 3
BIO 407- Developmental Biology 3
   
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Concentration Credits
BIO 333- Evolution 3
BIO 350- Ecology 4