The biological sciences major offers concentrations in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; and microbiology.
Continuing, returning, and transfer students must meet progression requirements before declaring a major in biological sciences.
To declare biological sciences as a major, students must have an overall GPA of 2.0, be in good academic standing and have completed CHEM 120*-CHEM 130*and BIOL 150* or BIOL 158* with a minimum grade of C.
Complete 12 hours of upper-division (300-level or above) honors BCMB courses with a grade of B or higher in each course. These honors courses should include BCMB 457 and BCMB courses (except for BCMB 452) taken as honors-by-contract courses (BCMB 457 is automatically an honors course and cannot be taken as honors-by-contract.)
Participate in independent research (BCMB 452) with a minimum of 3 credit hours of BCMB 452 and 1 credit hour of BCMB 457 spread out over at least two semesters.
Note: No more than 6 total credit hours combined from BCMB 452 and BCMB 457 may be applied toward the BCMB concentration.