The introductory Biology program for majors (BI 110) serves as a solid preparation for more advanced study and is a prerequisite for any advanced courses. The second tier of the Biology program includes required courses of Molecular Genetics (BI 207) and Ecology and Evolution (BI 238).
Students must also complete a minimum of four Biology courses number 200 or higher, including at least one from each of the following categories:
In the senior year, all majors complete the program by enrolling in one of the capstone options offered in Biology:
- The two-semester sequence of Research and Analysis I (BI 401) and II (BI 402),
- HS 402 for students interested in the Health Sciences or who need a one semester capstone experience, or
- BI 404 for students who have conducted research with faculty in Biology
Students should complete as many of the following tool courses as possible before enrolling in 200- 300 level courses. Math: MA 133 is required for CH 110; A course in statistics (e.g. MA 123 or PS 243) is highly recommended.
Three chemistry courses from the following list are required for the major:
Additionally, students must take two quantitative electives from the following list: