Major Corequisites

All majors within the Department of Biological Sciences (except for the multi-discplinary Bioinformatics Major) must complete the following corequisites in Chemistry, Math, and Physics. Students must maintain a 2.0 average QPA in these corequisite courses and obtain a grade of 'C' (not 'C-') or better in CHEM 0110 & 0120 for the major.

Chemistry

Course Description Credits
CHEM 0110 General Chemistry 1* 4
CHEM 0120 General Chemistry 2* 4
CHEM 0310 Organic Chemistry 1* 3
CHEM 0320 Organic Chemistry 2* 3
CHEM 0345 Organic Chemistry Laboratroy* 2
     

* Honors versions of these courses are also acceptable.


Mathematics

STEP 1 :
All majors within the Department of Biological Sciences must complete two semesters of mathematics, including one semester of introductory Calculus:

Course Description Credits
MATH 0220 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 4

STEP 2 :
Molecular Biology majors must take an additional semester of Calculus for the second semester of Mathematics:

Course Description Credits
MATH 0230 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 2 4

Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution, and Microbiology majors may select Calculus or Statistics as their second math course:

Course Description Credits
MATH 0230 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 2 4
STAT 1000 Introductory Statistics 4

Physics

There are two options for completing the Physics requirement. One sequence is algebra based, while the other is calculus based. In either case, the laboratory course (shown in italics) is not required for completion of a major within the Biological Sciences, but it may be required for some graduate or professional schools.

OPTION 1 : Algebra-based sequence

Course Description Credits
PHYS 0110 Introduction to Physics 1 3
PHYS 0111 Introduction to Physics 2 3
PHYS 0212 Introduction to Laboratory Physics 2

 

OPTION 2 : Calculus-based sequence

Course Description Credits
PHYS 0174 Physics for Science and Engineering 1* 4
PHYS 0175 Physics for Science and Engineering 2* 4
PHYS 0219 Basic Laboratory Physics for Science and Engineering 2

 

* Honors versions of these courses are also acceptable.