Example Sequence of Courses

The following is an example sequence of required courses for a major in Biology:

First Year:

  • Principles of Biology I and II
  • General Chemistry I and II (or Accelerated Chemistry)

Second Year:

  • Genetics (or Biology core course)
  • Biology course from one of the core areas
  • Organic Chemistry I or Physics I and II
  • Statistics or Calculus

Third Year:

  • Three Biology courses from core areas
  • Junior Research Methods
  • Physics I and II or Organic Chemistry I

Fourth Year:

  • Two additional Biology courses from any of the three Biology core areas
  • Senior Research Thesis
  • Senior Comprehensive Examination 

Can you still be a biology major if you start after the first year?  Click here to find out how.