Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Technology
A diploma granted under this major will indicate “Bachelor of Science”; official transcripts will indicate Biology and the area of emphasis.
Major requirements include 75-77 credits of foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics and math, and 24-28 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: Marion Brodhagen, David Leaf, Craig Moyer, Joann Otto, Lynn Pillitteri, Sandra Schulze, José Serrano-Moreno, Anu Singh-Cundy, Carol Trent, Jeff Young.
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 achieve 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.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major courses.