Biology Major Requirements

The programs of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences are designed to provide a background in the earth and life sciences within the context of a liberal arts education, and to prepare majors for occupational goals and advanced training. Courses serve students in the basic liberal arts program, those who plan to teach in elementary or secondary schools, and students who are interested in scientific research.

Major in Biology

Required:

•  BIO 123: Biology I
•  BIO 123L: Biology I Laboratory
•  BIO 124: Biology II
•  BIO 223: Genetics
•  BIO 224: Cell and Molecular Biology
•  BIO 311: Biology Seminar
•  BIO 312: Evolution
•  BIO 363: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
•  CHM 111: General Chemistry I
•  CHM 112: General Chemistry II
•  PHY 101: General Physics
•  PHY 102: General Physics
•  BIO 205: Biostatistics OR 2 MTH Courses

A research capstone experience tied to one of the following courses:

•  BIO 318: Human Medical Genetics
•  BIO 325: Microbiology
•  BIO 329: Cancer Genetics
•  BIO 415: Animal Behavior
•  ENS 334: Ecology

Select 2-3 more courses from BIO or ENS.


Minor in Biology

Required:

•  BIO 123: Biology I and lab or BIO 110: Contemporary Biological Problems and lab

Select 4-8 from:
(depends on credit hours)

•  BIO 124: Biology II
•  BIO 213: Field Biology
•  BIO 223: Genetics
•  BIO 224: Cell and Molecular Biology
•  BIO 235: Human Physiology OR BIO 363: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
•  BIO 312: Evolution
•  BIO 318: Human Medical Genetics
•  BIO 324: Water Pollution Biology
•  BIO 325: Microbiology
•  BIO 329: Cancer Genetics
•  BIO 355: Ichthyology
•  BIO 364: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
•  BIO 365: Cat Dissection and Anatomy
•  BIO 370: Biology Internship
•  BIO 375: Caribbean Biogeography
•  BIO 390, 391: Independent Research
•  BIO 403: Cadaver Prosection
•  BIO 415: Animal Behavior
•  BIO 425, 426: Special Topics in Biology


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

Upcoming Events

Recent News at Heidelberg

More Campus News