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Introducing our new undergraduate biology curriculum

​​​​​​Our new Foundational Courses


  • ​​Year 1 Fall: BIO 111: Foundations of Evolution and Diversity
  • Year 1 Spring: BIO 112: Foundations of Cell Biology
  • Year 2 Fall: BIO 211: Foundations of Genetics
  • Year 2 Fall or Spring: BIO 213: Foundations of Ecology
  • Year 2 Spring: BIO 212: ​Foundations of Form and Function



Our New Majors​​​

  • All Majors
    • 5 Foundational Courses
    • CHM 131 and 132
    • MTH 130
    • PHY 130

  • Biomedical, Cellular, & Molecular Biology
    • BIO 500/stats course 
    • One of the following:
      • 320 Microbiology​
      • 324 Cell Biology​
      • 390 Comparative Physiology​
      • 391 Plant Physiology​
      • 392 Mammlian Physiology​
    • BIO Electives
      • 2 electives at 400 level or​ higher
      • 1 elective must have a lab​
    • CHM 342 or 345/346/349
    • CHM 421 or 425 or 521/522
    • PHY 131
  • Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation
    • BIO 500/stats course
    • Ecology Elective
    • Evolution Elective
    • Conservation Elective
    • Advanced Level Electives
    • Two of the following:
      • CHM 342 or 345/346/349
      • CHM 421 or 425 or 521/522
      • PHY 131
      • GEO 203QR and GEO 303
      • MTH 132
  • Microscopy
    • 4 Microscopy courses
      • BIO 330 Light Microscopy
      • BIO 550 Transmission EM
      • BIO 552 Scanning EM
      • BIO 553 Confocal Microscopy
      • BIO 403 Undergraduate Res​earch
    • One of the following:
      • BIO 325 Biotechnology
      • BIO 500 Biostats course
      • BIO 536/Histology
    • CHM 342 or 345/346/349
    • CHM 421 or 425
    • PHY 131
  • Biology Secondary Education
    • BIO Required Courses
      • 5 Foundation courses
      • BIO 502 Teaching Biology
    • BIO Electives - (300 or higher level) must include:
      • Animal Course
      • Plant Course
      • Microbiology Course
    • CHM 131 and 132
    • PHY 130 and 131
    • MTH 107