Core Courses

Courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences are intended to meet the needs of students preparing themselves for careers in the biological and related sciences, or who want a knowledge of the life sciences as part of their general education and/or to satisfy science requirements in other departments or programs.


Core Courses Credit Hours Needed
Biological Sciences 120, 121 8
Biological Science 302, 320, 322, 324 (minimum of three) 12-15
Capstone Experience: BSC 491* 2
Chemistry 211, 212, 217, 218, 355, 356, 361 19
Physics 201, 202, 203, 204 8
Mathematics 132 or 229 or two of the following: MTH 122, 130 (or 127), 140, 225, 229 5-8

Students must earn a grade of C or better in BSC 120 & 121 and a C or better in CHM 211 and 212 before they can enroll in any upper-level BSC course except BSC 227, 228 and 250.

*It is the responsibility of each student to consult his/her advisor regarding details of meeting the capstone requirement.