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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

CRN Course Name Credits
BIO 100 General Biology OR  
    BIO 220     Anatomy and Physiology I AND  
    BIO 221     Anatomy and Physiology II 4-8 credits
BIO 202 Botany 4 credits
BIO 204 Zoology 4 credits
BIO 320 Genetics 4 credits
BIO 352 Ecology 3 credits
BIO 353 General Microbiology with lab 4 credits
BIO 339 Research Methods and Techniques 3 credits
BIO 498 Senior Project 3-6 credits
  Concentration (select one)* 9-16 credits
Total 37-47 credits

Required Support Courses

(These requirements can be taken as part of the general education requirements.)

CRN Course Name Credits
CHY 100 Chemistry I 4 credits
CHY 101 Chemistry II 4 credits
CHY 300/BIO 301 Biochemistry OR  
    CHY 310     Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
MAT 351 Statistics I 3 credits

*Select one of the available concentrations. Note: Courses may be substituted with the approval of the academic advisor to meet a student’s career goal.

Students interested in studying plants in their natural setting and in the laboratory should consider this career track. Faculty has expertise in mycology and lichenology, which allows for students to focus on these aspects within this concentration.


Botany Concentration Requirements

CRN Course Name Credits
BIO 310 Taxonomy of Vascular Plants 4 credits
BIO 454 Plant Physiology 4 credits
Choose two of the following courses:
BIO 109 Dendrology 4 credits
BIO 311 Lichenology 4 credits
FOR 260 Silvics (Forest Ecology) 3 credits