CAS Core Requirements Credits
Total 42-46
Program Required Courses Credits
BIO 105/105L - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution (credits included in core requirements) -
BIO 106/106L - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4
BIO 214/214L - Genetics or BIO 205/205L Fish Genetics 4
BIO 204/204L - Parasitology 4
BIO 221 - Principles of Aquaculture 3
BIO 222/222L - Techniques in Finfish and Shellfish Culture 4
BIO 223/223L - Health, Nutrition and Feeding of Cultured Organisms 4
BIO 232/232L - Microbiology or BIO 234/234L - Environmental Microbiology 4
MAR 250/250L - Marine Biology 4
BIO 323/323L - Principles of Aquarium Operations and Science 4
MAR 325 - Marine Science Speaker Series 1
BIO 495 - Advanced Biological Internship 6
Total 65-67
Topic Area Program Required Courses (to be selected in consultation with advisor) Credits
Minimum required 120

One Cellular and Molecular Biology or Physiology Topic Area Course

Cellular and Molecular Biology Area Courses Credits
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
Physiology Area Courses Credits
BIO 290 may fulfill Biology Area requirements depending on subject matter and advisor permission.  
BIO 208 - Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO 245 - Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology 4
BIO 322 - Comparative Animal Physiology 3
BIO 404 - Neuroscience 4
MAR 326 - Experimental Animal Physiology 3
MAR 424 - Physiological Ecology of Fish 4

One Ecology/Evolutionary Biology Topic Area Course

Cellular and Molecular Biology Area Courses Credits
BIO 290 may fulfill Biology Area requirements depending on subject matter and advisor permission.  
BIO 307 - Conservation Genetics 3
BIO 328 - Human Evolution 3
BIO 333 - Evolution 3
MAR 335 - Animal/Behavioral Ecology 4
BIO 350 - Ecology 4
Science and Mathematics Topic Area Courses Credits
CHE 110/110L - General Chemistry I/Lab or CHE 150/150L - University General Chemistry I/Lab 4
CHE 111/111L - General Chemistry II/Lab or CHE 151/151L - University General Chemistry II/Lab 4
MAT 150 - Statistics for Life Sciences 3

Business Administration Electives

(choose two upper-division Business electives in consultation with advisor)

Open Business Administration Elective Courses (as needed to reach 120 credits) Credit
BUMG 200 - Management 3
BUMG 313 - Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
BUMG 335 - International Management 3
BUAC 201 - Financial Accounting 3
BUEC 203 - Macroeconomics 3
BUEC 204 - Microeconomics 3
BUFI 302 - Personal Finance 3
BUFI 315 - Business Financial Concepts and Skill 3

Highly Recommended Elective Credits

  • CHE 307 - Quantitative Analysis
  • EDU 202 - Curriculum Theory and Design
  • SPC 100 - Effective Public Speaking

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 Biological Sciences. A 2.00 cumulative average in sciences is a requirement for graduation in any of the programs in the Department of Biology or Department of Marine Sciences.

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

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