Additional Requirements

4-credit field course selected from:

(all field courses include an off-campus learning experience of at least two to three days)

4-credit laboratory-based course selected from:

8 additional credits from 300- or 400-level biology courses. No more than the equivalent of 4 credits from the following may be applied toward the major:

The following cannot be counted toward a major:

The biology major field test provided by Educational Testing Service must be taken the last semester prior to graduation. The department will announce the date.

Organic chemistry, physics and mathematics are recommended courses for biology majors. For graduate work in the biological sciences, many schools require the following or their equivalents:

  • An applied statistics course such as MATH 205 - Introduction to Statistics, 4 credits.
  • Research experience such as BIOL 487, NEU 487 or BIOL 497.