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 130* and BIOL 111*-BIOL 112* or BIOL 130* must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
An honors option is offered to selected students who have completed the required 300-level microbiology courses. In addition to the requirements for the biological sciences major – microbiology concentration, an honors option requires:
A minimum GPA of 3.3 in microbiology courses and 3.25 for all courses.
Three additional hours of 400-level microbiology courses.
Completion of two semesters of independent research taken as MICR 401 and MICR 402.
An honors thesis based on the independent research project.
Twelve hours of upper-division honors courses. This may be satisfied with 400-level microbiology courses via honors-by-contract.