Course Requirements

At least one of the four biology electives must have a lab. Biology courses other than the General Biology sequence that have any Scientific Inquiry domain designation do not generate credit toward the major or minor. 

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

BIO 342


This course explores the neuroscience of human behaviors such as emotions, attention, executive function, language, learning, memory, and social interaction by exploring both the underlying biological mechanisms and the psychological theories behind these behaviors. Cognitive Neuroscience is an emerging field of study that attempts to help one gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the human mind.
Junior standing is a prerequisite for this class.

BIO 206


A survey of a variety of statistical methods used to analyze biological data.
BIO 192 or BIO 193 is a prerequisite for this class.

BIO 362


Study how high-throughput technologies like whole-genome sequencing have changed biological research, and learn to use computers in real research tasks such as primer design, DNA sequencing, homology searches, sequence alignment, and more. Cross-listed with BIO 462.
BIO 191, BIO 192, BIO 193 and BIO 260 are a prerequisite for this class.