Biological and Chemical Sciences

This program will provide students a broad understanding of biological sciences and chemical sciences to prepare them for careers that do not require advanced graduate study. Students will learn how the fields of chemistry and biology intertwine with and influence each other, and gain research and problem-solving skills that they can apply to diverse careers in the sciences and beyond.

Classification: Major
Degree: Bachelor of Arts

The number of courses required for the major is 13 (47–52 sem. hrs.)

Required Courses

All of the following (38-40 sem. hrs.)

  • BCS 398 Independent Research in Biology and Chemistry (2–4 sem. hrs.) -or- BCS 290/390 Internship in Biology (2–4 sem. hrs.)
  • BCS 403 Senior Seminar in the Biological and Chemical Sciences (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 119L Systems Biology: Ecology and Evolution (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 130L Systems Biology: Biology of Organisms (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 201L Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 214L Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 107L General Chemistry (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 108L Chemical Analysis (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 213L Organic Chemistry I (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 214L Organic Chemistry II (4 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (3-4 sem. hrs.)

  • MATH 111 Calculus I: Introduction to Calculus (4 sem. hrs.)
  • MATH 151 Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)
  • MATH 251 Mathematical Statistics (3 sem . hrs.)

One additional 300-level course in chemistry (3-4 sem. hrs.)

One additional 300-level course in biology (3-4 sem. hrs.)

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