King's College - Biology

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

BIOLOGY MAJOR SEQUENCE REQUIREMENTS

(19 courses — 66 credits)

BIOL 113          Evolution and Diversity with Lab (4)
BIOL 210          Organisms and Their Ecosystems with Lab (4)
BIOL 213          Cell and Molecular Biology with Lab (4)
BIOL 270          Sophomore Seminar (1)
BIOL 370          Junior Seminar (2)
BIOL 470          Senior Seminar (1)
CHEM 113        General Chemistry I with Lab (4)
CHEM 114        General Chemistry II with Lab (4)
CHEM 241        Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
CHEM 242        Organic Chemistry II with Lab (4)                       
MATH 125        Calculus (4)            
MATH 128        Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis (4)      
PHYS 111         General Physics I with Lab (4)
PHYS 112       General Physics II with Lab (4)

In addition, students must complete 5 upper-level electives (300 and 400 levelexcept BIOL 370, 490, 491, and 499). Three of the electives must include a laboratory section, and at least one of the laboratory courses must be chosen from a list of Research-Intensive Courses.

Biology majors have the option to choose one of the following emphases. A student who selects an emphasis must complete five courses (minimum of three with a lab) from within one of the following lists, including the required courses (*) for the emphasis. 

PRE-HEALTH EMPHASIS

*BIOL 355   Comparative Anatomy
*BIOL 447   Physiology                                                  
BIOL 314    Microbiology
BIOL 323    Genetics
BIOL 324    Biochemistry                                               
BIOL 326    Immunology
BIOL 336    Cell Biology
BIOL 350    Embryology
BIOL 380    Neuroendocrinology
BIOL 416    Parasitology
BIOL 456    Molecular Neurobiology
BIOL 490    Biological Research

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EMPHASIS

*BIOL 323   Genetics
*BIOL 450   DNA Science
BIOL 314    Microbiology
BIOL 324    Biochemistry
BIOL 326    Immunology
BIOL 330    Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOL 336    Cell Biology
BIOL 453    Systems Biology
BIOL 456    Molecular Neurobiology
BIOL 490    Biological Research

ECOLOGY EMPHASIS

*BIOL 430   Ecology
BIOL 310    Computer Modeling
BIOL 314    Microbiology
BIOL 349    Animal Behavior
BIOL 416    Parasitology
BIOL 420    Botany
BIOL 401    Variable Topics in Environmental Science
ENST 410    Ecological and Environmental Sampling and Analysis
BIOL 490    Biological Research

MINOR SEQUENCE REQUIREMENTS — BIOLOGY

(6 COURSES)

BIOL 113         Evolution and Diversity with Lab (4)
BIOL 210         Organisms and Their Ecosystems with Lab (4)
BIOL 213         Cell and Molecular Biology with Lab (4)

A minimum of three BIOLOGY course electives chosen in consultation with departmental advisors.

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