This is the default option for students who do not declare another track.
- Choose 13-15 credit hours from the upper-level electives listed below
- A maximum of six credit hours of BIO 394/395/397 will count towards a biology degree
- At least 9 credit hours of upper-level electives must have a BIO prefix
For full course descriptions, please continue to the course bulletin: B.A. / B.S.
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BIO 3xx, BIO 4xx, BIO 5xx, BIO 6xx
ANT 332: Human Evolution (3)
CHE 226: Analytical Chemistry (3-5)
CHE 232: Organic Chemistry II (3) (for BA only)
CHE 233: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1) CHE 440G: Introductory Physical Chemistry (4) CHE 441G: Physical Chemistry Lab (2) CHE 446G: Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3) CHE 532: Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds (2) CHE 533: Qualitative Organic Analysis Lab (2) CHE 550: Biological Chemistry I (3) CHE 552: Biological Chemistry II (3) CHE 558: Hormone Receptors and Cell Signals (3) CHE 565: Environmental Chemistry (3)
EES 401G: Invertebrate Paleontology and Evolution (3)
PSY 459: Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Behavior (3)
Statistics (Biology usually accepts only one of the following for each student)
STA 570: Basic Statistical Analysis (4) STA 580: Biostatistics I (2) Other STA courses may be accepted at the discretion of your advisor.
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
ABT 460: Introduction to Molecular Genetics (Cross listed as AGR/ASC/ENT 460) (3) ASC 364: Reproductive Physiology of Animals (4) ASC 378: Animal Nutrition (4) ENT 310: Insect Pets of Field Crops (3) ENT 320: Horticultural Entomology (3) ENT 460: Introduction to Molecular Genetics (cross listed as ABT 460) (3) ENT 502: Forest Entomology (cross listed as FOR 502) (3) ENT 561: Insects Affecting Human and Animal Health (3) ENT 564: Insect Taxonomy (4) ENT 568: Insect Behavior (3) FOR 340: Forest Ecology (4) FOR 370: Wildlife Biology and Management (4) FOR 435: Conservation Biology (3) FOR 502: Forest Entomology (cross listed as ENT 502) (3) FOR 530: Freshwater Ecology (3) FOR 510: Herpetology (4) FSC 530: Food Microbiology (5) NRE 420G: Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (4) NRE 450G: Biogeochemistry (3) PLS 320: Woody Horticultural Plants (4) PLS 330: Herbaceous Horticultural Plants I (2) PLS 332: Herbaceous Horticultural Plants II (2) PLS 366: Fundamentals of Soil Science (4) PLS 450G: Biogeochemistry (3) PLS 502: Ecology of Economic Plants (3) PLS 566: Soil Microbiology (3) PLS 567: Methods in Soil Microbiology (Lab) (1) PPA 400G: Principles of Plant Pathology (3)
College of Medicine
ANA 410G: Neurobiology of Brain Disorders (3) ANA 442: Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology (3) ANA 511: Introduction to Human Anatomy (5) ANA 512: Microscopy and Ultrastructure (4) ANA 516: Anatomy of the Nervous System (3) Some other anatomy courses at the 500-level are acceptable, but they are usually restricted to professional students. BCH 401G: Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3) MI 494G: Immunobiology (same as BIO 494G) (3) MI 595: Immunobiology Laboratory (2) MI 598: Clinical Microbiology (same as PAT 598) (3) PGY 412G: Principles of Human Physiology (4) is acceptable as an elective for upper level biology credit ONLY IF a student DOES NOT complete BIO 350. It DOES NOT substitute for BIO 350 or BIO430G) (Only for students who started program before Fall 2017) PGY 431: Introduction to Neuroendocrinology (3) PGY 417: Genomics and Epigenetics (2) PGY 512: Evolutionary Medicine (3) PGY 560: Pathophysiology: Integrative Study in Physiology and Medicine (1) PGY 590: Cellular and Molecular Physiology (4) TOX 509: Environmental and Regulatory Toxicology (3)Unacceptable courses often mistakenly thought to be acceptable:
ANA 209: Principles of Human Anatomy (3) and PGY 206: Elementary Physiology (3) are not acceptable electives for Biology majors. Other courses may be accepted at the discretion of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Biology