REQUIREMENTS FOR
BIOLOGY MAJORS


Biology, the study of living organisms and life processes, is the most all-encompassing of the sciences. Understanding basic life processes requires integrating many areas of study. We want you to be able to use science effectively. That's the main reason why we have created an individual and group investigative laboratory as part of the first two science courses. You will develop a real sense of all the planning, the work, the frustration, the excitement, the reality of doing science.

Intermediate courses in biology continue to be laboratory-centered and inductive. You will learn to use your investigative projects to engage in the more complex work of making relationships and perceiving patterns.

As an advanced student, you will participate more and more as a professional in both course settings and off-campus internships. As you delve more and more deeply into your chosen profession, you will refine your own code of ethics. Required internships provide you the dual opportunity to participate in high-level research projects and to explore a variety of career alternatives.


REQUIRED SCIENCE COURSES
1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
SC 119 BI 251 BI 325 BI 341
SC 120 BI 221 or BI 222 BI 383 BI 491
MT 123 BI 231 BI 361

ALSO REQUIRED
Chemistry 213,   Physics 231 and 232 , MT 256
ELECTIVE COURSES - Take at Least 2
COURSE # TITLE
BI 300 series Advanced Topics
BI 328 Biochemistry
BI 338 Physiological Mechanisms of Disease
BI 425 Molecular Biology
BI 452 Immunology
BI 441 Animal Behavior
BI 483 Second Internship
Other electives as offered





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Last update: 6/11 by Rebecca Burton, Dept. of Biology, Alverno College.