2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology: Integrative Biology Concentration, B.S.

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Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements

Core Curriculum (36-40 Total Credit Hours)   

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *   

Foundation Requirements (32-40 Credits) *


* Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

Major Requirements (38-39 Credits)

Additional courses: (26-27 Credits)

Students are required to take an additional 26-27 credits as noted below. Following completion of BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 , students need to select one of the following three concentrations in accordance with their career goals with assistance from their academic advisers.

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all major requirements, BIOL 121 /BIOL 121L , BIOL 122 /BIOL 122L , and additional biology electives. All biology electives must be selected from 300-400 level courses offered by the Department of Biology (prefix BIOL), except that a student may take up to eight credit hours of coursework from biology related courses offered by other departments (prefix other than BIOL) toward his/her biology electives.

External courses that can be counted in this way include:


No other courses from departments outside of biology may be counted as biology electives.

Integrative Biology Concentration

Students are required to take four credits of animal biology and four credits of plant biology. The remaining 18-19 credits must be any 300 or 400 level biology courses and must include at least one cellular/molecular and one ecology course.

Required Courses:

Recommended Courses: (18-19 Credits)

The remaining 18-19 credits must include at least 3-4 credits from each of these groups:


The remaining 7-8 credits must be 300 or 400 level biology courses. Up to six credits of BIOL 399 /BIOL 499  Independent Study/Directed Undergraduate Research may be included.

* Denotes courses strongly recommended for pre-med or pre-health professional students.

Electives (0-13 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120

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