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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology - Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEO) Emphasis, BS

Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Technology

93-95 credits


A diploma granted under this major will indicate “Bachelor of Science”; official transcripts will indicate Biology and the area of emphasis.

Major requirements include 74-76 credits of foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics and math, and 19 upper division biology depth and elective credits. Biology Phase II status required for admission into 300- and 400-level biology courses for biology majors.

Faculty advisors: Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Roger Anderson, Eric DeChaine, Deborah Donovan, David Hooper, Benjamin Miner, Craig Moyer, Merrill Peterson, Dietmar Schwarz, Anu Singh-Cundy.

Admission and Declaration Process

The Biology Department has a two-step process for admission into our degree programs. Phase I students are students who have declared their intent to major in biology, and are in the process of completing the introductory biology and general chemistry series. Admission to Phase II is based on academic performance in the introductory courses. Students must have achieved an average grade of 2.9 or higher in their introductory biology and general chemistry courses before they can advance to Phase II and begin taking upper-division coursework.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major courses.



0-7 credits to make 93-95 total (74-76 credits of basic requirements and 19 upper-division biology depth and elective credits). No more than 3 credit hours combined in BIOL 395, 496 and 498 and no more than 4 credit hours combined in BIOL 494 and 495 can be applied to this category. Additional biology elective credits can be taken to fulfill University graduation requirements:

           ❑ Any 300 or 400-level biology course under advisement, including
              BIOL 300, 400, and 497.

           ❑ ESCI courses under advisement.