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Biological Sciences Curriculum

Curricular Requirements

CAS Core Requirements

42-46
Biological Sciences Core Program Required Courses 21-25
BIO 105 - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution (credits included in core requirements)  
BIO 106 - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4

BIO 200 - Genetics

5

BIO 400 or higher capstone course (not satisfied by Internship/Research)

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

Cellular and Molecular area

3-4
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology area 3-4
Organismal Biology area 3-4
Optional Concentration in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (MCDB) Required Courses 24-27
BIO 105 - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution (credits included in core requirements)  
BIO 106 - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4  

BIO 200 - Genetics

5  

BIO 400 or higher capstone course - options include BIO 430 - Molecular Biology Topics or other Topics courses with permission of advisor (not satisfied by Internship/Research)

3-4  
Topic Areas- (to be selected in consultation with advisor) See below*  
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology area 3-4  
Organismal Biology area 3-4  
MCDB Concentration Courses (See Concentration Tab below for Course List) 6
Optional Concentration in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Required Courses 23-27  
BIO 105 - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution (credits included in core requirements)    
BIO 106 - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4  

BIO 200 - Genetics OR BIO 322 - Comparative Animal Physiology OR a Cellular and Molecular area course

3-4  

BIO 400 or higher capstone course - options include BIO 460 - Topics in Ecology and Evolution or other Topics courses with permission of advisor (not satisfied by Internship/Research)

3-4  
Topic Areas- (to be selected in consultation with advisor) See below*    
Organismal Biology area 3-4  
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology area OR 2nd Organismal Biology area course 3-4  
EEB Concentration Courses (See Concentration Tab below for Course List) 7  

Biological Sciences Program Required Science and Mathematics Courses

32-33
Chemistry  

CHE 110 - General Chemistry I

OR

CHE 150 - University General Chemistry I

4

CHE 111 - General Chemistry II

OR

CHE 151 - University General Chemistry II

4

CHE 210 or 210G - Organic Chemistry I

OR

CHE 250 - University Organic Chemistry I

5

CHE 211 or 211G - Organic Chemistry II 

OR

CHE 251 - University 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
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 307 - Conservation Genetics 3
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 305 - Mammalogy 4
BIO 306 - Virology 3
BIO 319 - Ornithology 4
MAR 320 - Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIO 330 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
MAR 331 - Biology of Fishes 4

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 Courses Credits
BIO 370- Cell & Molecular Biology 3
BIO 407- Developmental Biology 3
   
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Concentration Course Credits
BIO 333- Evolution 3
BIO 350- Ecology 4