The Biology major is designed to expose students to all levels of biology from biomolecules to populations and communities. The major is a flexible one, allowing students to develop a course of study matching their particular interests.
The major requires nine courses in Biology (seven with lab) including the gateway courses (The Cellular Basis of Life (BI163) and Evolution and Diversity (BI164)), one course in cellular or molecular biology and one field biology course. We also a semester of calculus (MA121 or MA161) and a second course in either Mathematics or Computer Science and two semesters of General Chemistry (CH141, 142)
In addition to the standard Biology major, we offer three Concentrations in Biology. Students choosing the Concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry take additional courses in Chemistry. Students opting for the Concentration in Ecology and Evolution may fulfill some of their requirements with some Geology courses. Students pursuing the Concentration in Neuroscience take some courses in Psychology.[Note: the Concentration in Environmental Science will be discontinued except for those students in the classes of '12 and '13 who have declared that course of study.]
A detailed listing of courses may be found here.
A checklist detailing the requirements of the standard Biology major and the three Concentrations can be downloaded here: Biologychecklistssp2013: .