Biology, B.S. - Pre-Medicine

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Major GPA  3.0 required.

Biology Requirements (34 credits)
BIO 102 – Biology I (‘C’ or better)
BIO 103 – Biology II ('C' or better) (T2LE)*
BIO 220 – Genetics (‘C’ or better) 
BIO 450 – Undergraduate Research Methods in Biology (T2LE)*
Select three additional courses in BIO at the 200 or 300-level
Select three additional courses in BIO at the 300 or 400-level
(Only one course from BIO 495, 497 or 499 can be used)

Concentration Requirements (14 Credits)

CHE 261 – Organic Chemistry II

CHE 450 – Biochemistry I

PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*


Select one from:

SOC 100 – Introduction to Sociology

SOC 201 – Social Statistics

SOC 211 – Social Problems in the U.S.

SOC 344 – Medical Sociology


CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (T2PR)*
CHE 121 – General Chemistry II (T2LE)*
CHE 260 – Organic Chemistry I
MAT 122 or MAT 150 – Precalculus or Calculus I (T1QR)*
MAT 221 – Intermediate Applied Statistics

Select one from:
1. PHY 200 and PHY 201 – General Physics I (T2PR)* and  General Physics II
2. PHY 230 and PHY 231 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (T2PR)* and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II