The biological sciences major offers concentrations in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; microbiology; and plant biology. To declare biology as a major, CHEM 120-CHEM 130and BIOL 111-BIOL 112 or BIOL 130 must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
No more than 9 of the 16 credit hours may be in non-BCMB courses.
An honors option is offered to students with a cumulative GPA in biological sciences prerequisite courses of 3.5 or above and who have completed BIOL 130-BIOL 140-BIOL 240-BIOL 250. The honors option also requires a substantive research project carried out under the supervision of a biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology faculty member and a thesis describing the results of that project. The thesis must be approved by the faculty supervisor.