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    Dec 08, 2023  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences Major, BS – Plant Biology Concentration

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.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 

Plant Biology Concentration

The plant biology concentration consists of 30-34 hours.

I. Complete A, B, or C:

III. Remaining hours:

Any upper-division BCMB (except BCMB 401  required for cell and molecular emphasis), BIOL, EEB (except EEB 309 ), MICR courses. Appropriate upper division courses from the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources can be substituted with permission.

Honors Option

Requirements for an honors option are:

  • a GPA of 3.5 in all 300-level and above concentration courses
  • an overall GPA of 3.25
  • a minimum of 4 hours of EEB 400  or BCMB 452  (undergraduate research) during the junior and senior year
  • a senior thesis (BIOL 407  or EEB 407  or BCMB 457 ) that is acceptable to the student’s committee and
  • a minimum of twelve hours of upper-division honors courses. This may be satisfied by courses offered as honors-by-contract.

Students interested in pursuing an honors option should contact the department of their concentration for details.