2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 17, 2021  
2010-2011 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 306 ; 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 Division of Biology office for details.