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Review course options below for each of our majors. For major descriptions and career outlook, please visit our degree programs page.

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Biological Sciences

Major Core

Complete the following:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

 

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Additional Major Requirements

 *Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them

Pick five courses from the following for 15+ credit hours:

  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry (3)
  • BIO 311/HPS 340 Biology and Society or BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics or BIO 318/HPS 331 History of Medicine or BIO 416/HPS 410 Biomedical Research Ethics or HPS/PHI 314 Philosophy of Science (3)
  • BIO 308 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
  • BIO 331 Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 351 Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 353 Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 360 Animal Physiology (3)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4) 
  • BIO 385 Comparative Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  • MIC 220 Biology of Microorganisms & MIC 206 Microbiology Laboratory (4)

 

Major Laboratory/Research Courses

Complete two courses from the list below. Only 3 credits of 495, 484 or 492 can count towards one lab.

  • BIO 308 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIO 321 Introductory Ecology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 342 General Genetics Laboratory (2)
  • BIO/MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • BIO 352 Laboratory in Vertebrate Developmental Anatomy (2)
  • BIO 357 Cell Biology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 361 Animal Physiology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 385 Comparative Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 386 General Entomology (4)
  • BIO 435 Research Techniques in Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 451 Cell Biotechnology Laboratory (4)
  • BIO 471 Ornithology (3)
  • BIO 474 Herpetology (4)
  • BIO 475 Advanced Human Anatomy (3)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship or BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study may be substituted for one lab course (1-3)
  • MBB 350 Applied Genetics (4)
  • MIC 302 Advanced Bacteriology Laboratory (2)
  • MIC 421 Experimental Immunology (2)

 

Major Electives

Any SOLS upper division coursework (300 and 400 level BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB) will count in this area, including BCH 361, that has not already been used in the major area.

Requirements in Related Fields 

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry 

  • CHM 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) 

          ---or---

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Physics 

  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (4) 

          ---or---

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111 General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112 General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114 General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math 

Complete one of the following:

 

 

 

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Biomedical Sciences

Major Core

Complete the following courses:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics or MBB 347 Molecular Genetics: From Genes to Proteins (4)
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Major Concentration Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics or BIO 416/HPS 410 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)
  • BIO 353  Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 360  Animal Physiology (3)

 

Major Elective Concentration Courses

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete two of the following:

  • BIO 351  Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO/MIC 420  Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations (3)
  • BIO/MBB 440  Functional Genomics (3)
  • BIO 462  Endocrine Physiology (3)
  • BIO 467  Neurobiology (3)

 

Biomedical Research and Medicine in Society 

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete at least six credit hours. One course must be from each list: Biomedical Research and Medicine in Society.

Biomedical Research Course List

  • BIO 342  General Genetics Laboratory (2)
  • BIO/MBB 343  Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • BIO 352  Laboratory in Vertebrate Developmental Anatomy (2)
  • BIO/MBB/MAT 355 or CPI 480 Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIO 357 Cell Biology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 361  Animal Physiology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 415  Biometry (4)
  • BIO 435  Research Techniques in Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 450  Advanced Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 451  Cell Biotechnology Laboratory (4)
  • BIO 455/BMI 465 Introduction to Comparative Genomics (3)
  • BIO 475 Advanced Human Anatomy (3)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship or BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study (1-3)
  • MIC 421  Experimental Immunology (2)
  • MIC 425  Advanced Immunology (3)
  • MIC/MBB 446  Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics Lab (2)

Medicine in Society Course List

  • ASB/SSH/HST 301 Global History of Health (3)
  • ASB 443/SSH 403  Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health (3-6)
  • ASB 452/SSH 402  Community Partnerships for Global Health (3-9)
  • ASM 345  Disease and Human Evolution (3)
  • ASM 414 Urban and Environmental Health (3)
  • BIO 302  Cancer – Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO 311/HPS 340  Biology and Society (3)
  • BIO 318/HPS 331  History of Medicine (3)
  • BIO 394 Healing Traditions of Latino America (3)
  • BIO 394 Spanish for Biomedical Sciences (3)
  • BIO/ASM 403 Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health (3)
  • BIO 408 Advanced Evolutionary Medicine (3)
  • SSH 401/ASM 401 Health and Human Biology (3-4)
  • SSH 404/ASB 462  Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health (3)

 

Biomedical Sciences Laboratory 

The Biomedical Research courses from above will fulfill major lab check.

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113  General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116  General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry 

  • CHM 231  Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 235  Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

---- or ----

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233  General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234  General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237  General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238  General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Biochemistry 

  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry or BCH 461/462 General Biochemistry  (3)
  • BCH 367  Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1) or BCH 467 Analytical Biochemistry Lab (3)

 

Physics 

  • PHY 101  Introduction to Physics (4)

---- or ----

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111  General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112  General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113  General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114  General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Biology and Society

Major Core

Complete the following:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

 

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Major Concentration Courses

Complete the following:

  • BIO 311/HPS 340 Biology and Society (3) (Fall only)
  • BIO 314 Research Colloquium in Biology & Society I (2) (Spring only)
  • BIO 414 Research Colloquium in Biology & Society II (1) (Spring only)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship or BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study (3)

*Research is recommended to be taken in the fall semester between BIO 314 and BIO 414.

Please consult with an advisor to discuss how to obtain research/internship opportunities.

 

Additional Major Core Electives

Choose one course from the following:

  • BIO 302 Cancer - Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3)
  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics (3)
  • BIO 316/HPS 330 History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies (3)
  • BIO 317/HPS 322 History of Science (3)
  • BIO 318/HPS 331 History of Medicine (3)
  • BIO 322 Conservation of Biodiversity (3)
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • BIO 412 Conservation in Practice (3)
  • BIO 416/HPS 410 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)
  • HPS/PHI 314 Philosophy of Science (3)
  • MIC/SSH 314 HIV/AIDS: Science, Behavior & Society (3)

 

Science in Contemporary Society Interface
Complete one of the following:

  • AFR 383 Blacks in Science, Medicine and Public Health (3)
  • ASB 353 Death and Dying in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
  • BIO 302 Cancer - Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3)
  • BIO 317/HPS 322 History of Science (3)
  • BIO 322 Conservation of Biodiversity (3)
  • BIO 412 Conservation in Practice (3)
  • MIC/SSH 314 HIV/AIDS: Science, Behavior & Society (3)
  • WST 360 Women as Healers (3)

 

Ethics Interface
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics (3)
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • BIO 416/HPS 410 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)

 

History and Philosophy of Science Interface

Complete one of the following:

  • ASB 357 Society, Drugs and Health (3)
  • BIO 316/HPS 330 History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies (3)
  • BIO 317/HPS 322 History of Science (3)
  • BIO 318/HPS 331 History of Medicine (3)
  • HPS/PHI 314 Philosophy of Science (3)
  • HPS 336 Exploration and Science (3)

Major Biological Sciences Electives

Any SOLS upper division coursework (300 and 400 level BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB) will count in this area, including BCH 361, that has not already been used in the major area.

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Math 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Conservation Biology and Ecology

Major Core 

Complete the following:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Concentration Core 

Complete the following:

  • BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
  • BIO 322 Conservation of Biodiversity (3)

 

Human Dimensions of Conservation and Ecology

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3)
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • BIO 412 Conservation in Practice (3)
  • BIO 434 People and Nature: Ecosystem Services (3)
  • BIO/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research - maximum of 6 credits from 495 can be applied to major requirements

 

Conservation Biology and Ecology Field Methods

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 405 Sonoran Desert Field Botany (3)
  • BIO 407 Novel Ecosystems (3)
  • BIO 410 Techniques in Conservation Biology and Ecology (3)
  • BIO 484 Internship (1-6) (must receive faculty approval to use as major credit)
  • BIO 494 Discovering Biodiversity: Field to Database (3)

 

Advanced Ecology

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO/SOS 421 Landscape Ecology (3)
  • BIO 422 Ecosystem Ecology (3)
  • BIO 423 Population & Community Ecology (3)

 

Advanced Ecology, Biodiversity, Field or Research

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • ABS 376 Wildlife Ecology (3) 
  • ABS 380 Restoration and Wildlife Plants (3) 
  • ABS 470 Life History of Mammals (3)
  • ABS 476 Big Game Habitat Management  (3)
  • ABS 481 Riparian and Wetland Restoration (3)
  • ASM 443 Primatology (3) 
  • BIO 303 Plant Diversity and Evolution (4) 
  • BIO 325 Oceanography (3)
  • BIO 331 Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4) 
  • BIO 385 Comparative Invertebrate Zoology (4) 
  • BIO 386 General Entomology (4) 
  • BIO 410 Techniques in Conservation Biology and Ecology (3) 
  • BIO 419 Physiological Plant Ecology (3) 
  • BIO 421 Landscape Ecology (3)
  • BIO 461 Comparative Animal Physiology (3) 
  • BIO/MIC/MBB 484 Internship (1-6) (must receive faculty approval to use as major credit)
  • BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study
  • BIO/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research - maximum of 6 credits from 495 can be applied to major requirements

 


Advanced Human Dimensions of Conservation and Ecology

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3) 
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3) 
  • BIO 434 People and Nature: Ecosystem Services (3) 
  • JUS/FIS 444 Environment and Justice (3) 
  • REL/SOS/JST 349 Nature, Sustainability and Religion
  • SOS 310 Equity, Justice and Sustainability (3) 
  • SOS 321 Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems (3) 
  • SOS 325 The Economics of Sustainability (3) 

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Physical Sciences

Complete one of the following:

  • CHM 231 and CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry (4)
  • GIS 205  Geographic Information Science I (3)
  • GIS 211 Geographic Information Science II (4)
  • GLG 101 and GLG 103 Introduction to Geology I (4)
  • GPH 111 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (4)

-or-

  • PHY 111 and 113 General Physics I (4)
  • PHY 112 and 114 General Physics II (4)

 

Quantitative and Spatial Analysis

Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 411 Quantitative Methods in Conservation and Ecology (4)
  • BIO 415 Biometry  (4) 
  • GIS 311 Geographic Information Science III (4)
  • GIS 470 Advanced Statistics for Geography and Planning (3)  
  • GIS 471 Spatial Statistics for Gepgraphy and Planning (3) 
  • SOS 212 Systems, Dynamics and Sustainability (3)

 

Math 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology

Major Core

Complete the following:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Major Concentration Courses

Complete the following:

  • BIO 351 Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 353 Cell Biology (3)
  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry (3) or BCH 461 General Biochemistry (3)

 

Additional Major Concentration Courses

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them

Complete two of the following:

  • BIO 308 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIO 360 Animal Physiology (3)
  • BIO/ASM 446 Principles of Human Genetics (3)
  • BIO/MBB 440 Functional Genomics (3)
  • BIO/MIC 420 Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations (3)

 

Major Laboratory Courses

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete two of the following. Only 3 credits of 495, 484, or 492 can count towards one lab.

  • BIO 308 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIO 342 General Genetics Laboratory (2)
  • BIO/MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • BIO 352 Laboratory in Vertebrate Developmental Anatomy (2)
  • BIO 451 Cell Biotechnology Laboratory (4)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship or BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study may be substituted for one lab course (1-3)
  • MBB 350 Applied Genetics (4)
  • MIC 220 Biology of Microorganisms and MIC 206 Microbiology Lab (4)
  • MIC 302 Advanced Bacteriology Lab (2)
  • MIC 421 Experimental Immunology (2)
  • BCH 367 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1) or BCH 467 Analytical Biochemistry Lab (3)

 

Major Electives

Any SOLS upper division coursework (300 and 400 level BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB) will count in this area, including BCH 361, that has not already been used in the major area.

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry 

  • CHM 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) 

--- or ---

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Physics 

  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (4) 

--- or ---

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111 General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112 General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114 General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Medical Microbiology

The Microbiology Diagnostic Exam is used to determine whether you have adequate background from an existing microbiology class (MIC 205) to skip MIC 220 and still be competitive in upper division microbiology classes. If you successfully pass this exam, you may take any course that has MIC 220 as a prerequisite and utilize MIC 205 as the prerequisite instead.

The diagnostic exam consists of multiple-choice questions and is broken into eight subject areas, each of which can be taken independently as time permits. Each section contains ten questions, which must be answered in one sitting.

To start, contact your advisor to enroll you in the Canvas course. We highly recommended that you review the practice exam, which will give you an idea about the questions and testing format in the diagnostic test.

Once you complete all eight sections of the exam, let your advisor know you have completed the test.

Questions?

Undergraduate Advising (480) 727-6277

 

Major Core

Complete the following courses:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) or MBB 347  Molecular Genetics: From Genes to Proteins (4)
  • MIC 220 Biology of Microorganisms & MIC 206  Microbiology Lab (4)
  • MIC 401 Research Paper (1)
    • MIC 401 is the Microbiology Research Paper course that requires permission before enrolling. Please consult with an advisor at least a semester prior to enrolling to verify course requirements.

 

Major Concentration Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics or BIO 416/HPS 410 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)
  • BIO 353  Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO/MIC 420  Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations (3)

 

Major Elective Concentration Courses

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete five credit hours, two courses total:

  • BIO 360  Animal Physiology (3)
  • HPS 331/BIO 318  History of Medicine (3)
  • MIC/SSH 314  HIV/AIDS: Science, Behavior & Society (3)
  • MIC 481  Bacterial Pathogenesis (3)
  • MIC 421  Experimental Immunology (2)

 

Microbes and Biomedicine Courses

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete at least six credit hours. One course must be chosen from each list below: microbes and biomedicine.

Microbes Course List

  • MIC 302  Advanced Bacteriology Lab (2)
  • MIC 360  Bacterial Physiology (3)
  • MIC 379  Medical Bacteriology (3)
  • MIC 425  Advanced Immunology (3)
  • MIC 441  Bacterial Genetics (3)
  • MIC 442  Bacterial Genetics Laboratory (1)
  • MIC 485  General Virology (3)
  • MIC 494/598 - Topic: Novel Models for Host-Microbe Interactions (4)
  • MIC 494   Special Topics: Emerging Infectious Diseases (3)
  • MIC 498  Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defense (1-7)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study (1-3)

Biomedicine Course List

  • BIO 302 Cancer - Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO/MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • BIO 345  Evolution (3)
  • BIO 351  Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 451  Cell Biotechnology Laboratory (4)
  • MIC/MBB 445  Techniques in Molecular Biology (3)
  • MIC/MBB 446  Techniques in Molecular Biology Laboratory (2)
  • SSH 404/ASB 462  Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health (3)

 

Medical Microbiology Laboratory 

The following courses from the microbes and biomedicine lists will count as major lab check:

  • MIC 302  Advanced Bacteriology Lab (2)
  • MIC 442  Bacterial Genetics Laboratory (1)
  • BIO/MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • BIO 451  Cell Biotechnology Laboratory (4)
  • MIC/MBB 446  Techniques in Molecular Biology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study (1-3)

 

Requirements in Related Fields: 

General Chemistry

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113  General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116  General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry

  • CHM 231  Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 235  Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

---- or ----

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233  General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234  General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237  General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238  General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Biochemistry

  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry (3) or BCH 461/462 General Biochemistry (3)
  • BCH 367 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1) or BCH 467 Analytical Biochemistry Lab (3)

 

Physics

  • PHY 101  Introduction to Physics (4)

---- or ----

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111  General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112  General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113  General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114  General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Microbiology

The Microbiology Diagnostic Exam is used to determine whether you have adequate background from an existing microbiology class (MIC 205) to skip MIC 220 and still be competitive in upper division microbiology classes. If you successfully pass this exam, you may take any course that has MIC 220 as a prerequisite and utilize MIC 205 as the prerequisite instead.

The diagnostic exam consists of multiple-choice questions and is broken into eight subject areas, each of which can be taken independently as time permits. Each section contains ten questions, which must be answered in one sitting.

To start, contact your advisor to enroll you in the Canvas course. We highly recommended that you review the practice exam, which will give you an idea about the questions and testing format in the diagnostic test.

Once you complete all eight sections of the exam, let your advisor know you have completed the test.

Questions?

Undergraduate Advising (480) 727-6277

 

Major Core

Complete the following courses:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4)
  • MIC 220 Biology of Microorganisms & MIC 206 Microbiology Lab (4)
  • MIC 302 Advanced Bacteriology Lab (2)
  • MIC 360 Bacterial Physiology (3)
  • MIC 401 Research Paper (1)
    • MIC 401 is the Microbiology Research Paper course that requires permission before enrolling. Please consult with an advisor at least a semester prior to enrolling to verify course requirements.

 

Additional Major Requirements

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete six credit hours:

  • BIO/MIC 420 Immunology: Molecular & Cellular Foundations (3)
  • MIC 421 Experimental Immunology (2)
  • MIC 441 Bacterial Genetics (3)
  • MIC 442 Bacterial Genetics Laboratory (1)
  • MBB/MIC 445 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics (3)
  • MBB/MIC 446 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics Lab (2)
  • MIC 481 Bacterial Pathogenesis (3)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research OR BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship OR BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study - may be substituted for one lab course (1-3)

 

Major Microbiology/Immunology Electives

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete at least three credits:

  • MIC 379 Medical Bacteriology (3)
  • MIC 421 Experimental Immunology (2)
  • MIC 425 Advanced Immunology (3)
  • MIC 441 Bacterial Genetics (3)
  • MIC 442 Bacterial Genetics Laboratory (1)
  • MBB/MIC 445 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics (3)
  • MBB/MIC 446 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics Lab (2)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship (1-6)
  • MIC 485 General Virology (3)
  • MIC 494 Topic: Novel Models for Host-Microbe Interactions (4)
  • MIC 498 Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defense (1-7)

 

Major General Biology Electives

Complete at least three credits:

  • BIO 302 Cancer – Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics (3)
  • BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
  • BIO/MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)
  • BIO 351 Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 353 Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 360 Animal Physiology (3)
  • BIO 416/HPS 410 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)
  • BIO 451 Cell Biotechnology (4)
  • BMI 465 Introduction to Comparative Genomics (3)

 

Major Microbiology/Immunology and General Biology Electives

Any SOLS upper division coursework (300 and 400 level BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB) will count in this area, including BCH 361, that has not already been used in the major area.

 

Major Microbiology Labs

Complete two lab courses. Credits from labs are accounted for in other areas.

  • MIC 421 Experimental Immunology Laboratory (2)
  • MIC 442 Bacterial Genetics Laboratory (1)
  • MBB/MIC 446 Techniques in Mol Biol/Genetics Lab (2)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research OR BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship OR BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study may be substituted for one lab course (1-3)

 

Requirements in Related Fields 

General Chemistry

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry

  • CHM 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry or BCH 461/462 General Biochemistry 
  • BCH 367 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1) or BCH 467 Analytical Biochemistry Lab (3) 

--- or ---

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Physics 

  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (4) 

--- or ---

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111 General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112 General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114 General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

 

Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology

Major Core

Complete the following:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • MBB 347 Molecular Genetics: From Genes to Proteins (4)
  • BIO/MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • MIC 220 Biology of Microorganisms (3) & MIC 206 Microbiology Lab (1)
  • MBB 484 Internship and/or MBB 495 Undergraduate Research (6)
  • MBB 490 Capstone: Issues in Biotechnology (2)
  • MBB 491 Capstone: Issues in Molecular Biosciences (2)

 

Major Core Electives

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete at least 7 credit hours:

  • BIO 308 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIO/MIC 420 Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations (3) & MIC 421 Experimental Immunology (2)
  • BIO 451 Cell Biotechnology Lab (4)
  • MBB 350 Applied Genetics (4)
  • MBB/BIO 440 Functional Genomics (3)
  • MBB/MIC 445 Techniques in Molecular Biology (3) & MBB/MIC 446 Techniques in Molecular Biology Laboratory (2)
  • MIC 441 Bacterial Genetics (3) & MIC 442 Bacterial Genetics Laboratory (1)

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry 

  • CHM 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry  (3)
  • CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (1)

--- or ---

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Biochemistry 

  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry (3)
  • BCH 367 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1)

--- or --- :

  • BCH 461 General Biochemistry (3)
  • BCH 462 General Biochemistry (3)
  • BCH 467 Analytical BiochemistryLaboratory (3)

 

Physics 

  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (4)

--- or ---

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111 General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112 General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114 General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior

Major Core

Complete the following:

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282)

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Major Concentration Courses

Complete the following:

  • BIO 331 Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 360 Animal Physiology (3)
  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry (3) or BCH 461 General Biochemistry (3)

 

Major Core Electives

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete two of the following:

  • BIO 436 Sociobiology and Behavioral Ecology (3)
  • BIO 461 Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
  • BIO 462 Endocrine Physiology (3)
  • BIO 467 Neurobiology (3)
  • BIO/MIC 420 Immunology: Cellular and Molecular Foundations (3)

 

Major Comparative Structure and Function Courses

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
 Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 351 Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 385 Comparative Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  • PSY 426 Neuroanatomy (4)

 

Major Laboratory/Research Courses

Complete one of the following:

  • BCH 367 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1)
  • BCH 467 Analytical Biochemistry Laboratory (3)
  • BIO 308 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIO 342 General Genetics Laboratory (2)
  • BIO/MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society (4)
  • BIO 352 Laboratory in Vertebrate Developmental Anatomy (2)
  • BIO 361 Animal Physiology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 435 Research Techniques in Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 451 Cell Biotechnology Laboratory (4)
  • MIC 421 Experimental Immunology (2)
  • BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB 484 Internship or BIO/MIC/MBB 492 Honors Directed Study may be substituted for one lab course (1-3)

 

Major Electives

Any SOLS upper division coursework (300 and 400 level BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB) will count in this area, including BCH 361, that has not already been used in the major area.

 

Requirements in Related Fields 

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry 

  • CHM 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry  (3)
  • CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

--- or ---

 Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Physics 

  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics  (4)

--- or ---

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111 General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112 General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114 General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Neuroscience (concurrent degree only)

Major Core

  • BIO 476 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (3)
  • BIO 477 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience (3)
  • PSY 426 Neuroanatomy (4)
  • BIO/KIN/PSY/SHS 400 Topics in Neuroscience (3)

 

Major Track Electives*

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete 17 hours from any of the following tracks.  Neuroscience focused research can count for 3 credits of Track Electives.

Sensomotor Track:

  • KIN 345 Motor and Developmental Learning (3)
  • KIN 421 Human Motor Control (3)
  • KIN 422 Motor Control in Special Populations (3)
  • KIN 423 Motor Control and Aging (3)

Behavioral Track:

  • BIO 331 Animal Behavior (3)
  • PSY 320 Learning and Motivation (3)
  • PSY 420 Analysis of Behavior (3)
  • PSY 470 Psychopharmacology (3)
  • PSY 498 Neuroscience Topics (3)

Brain/Mind Track:

  • PSY 320 Learning and Motivation (3)
  • PSY 324 Memory and Cognition (3)
  • PSY 498 Neuroscience Topics (3)

Cognitive Track:

  • SHS 310 Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech (3)
  • SHS 311 Hearing Science (3)
  • SHS 367 Language Science (3)
  • SHS 375 Speech Science (3)
  • SHS 465 Speech and Language Acquisition (3)
  • SHS 485 Acquired Speech and Language Disorders (3)

 

General Biology 

Note: Once you start a General BIO sequence, you must complete the full sequence (BIO 181 & 182 OR BIO 281 & 282).

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) or BIO 281 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4) 
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) or BIO 282 Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4) 
  • BIO 360 Animal Physiology (3)

 

General Chemistry 

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Math Proficiency 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)
  • MAT 270 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (3)
  • MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I (3)

 

General Psychology

Complete the following:

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PSY 230 or STP 226 or STP 231 Statistics (3)
  • PSY 290 Research Methods (4)
  • PSY 325 Physiological Psychology (3)

Prepare for the advising meeting, ways to get involved and other important information

 

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Biological Sciences

Major Core

Complete the following:

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

Additional Major Requirements

 *Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them

Pick five courses from the following for 15+ credit hours:

  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics (3) or PHI 314 Philosophy of Science (3) or BIO 311/HPS 340 Biology and Society (3) or BIO 416 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)
  • BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
  • BIO 331 Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 351 Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 353 Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 360 Animal Physiology (3)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4) 
  • MIC 205 Microbiology & MIC 206 Microbiology Laboratory (4)

 

Major Laboratory/Research Courses

Complete two courses from the list below. Use only one 495 or 484 course toward the two courses.
Credits from labs are accounted for in the major general elective area.

  • BIO 321 Introductory Ecology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 357 Cell and Molecular Bio Lab (2)
  • BIO 361 Animal Physiology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO 484 Internship (1-3)

 

Major Electives

Any SOLS upper division coursework (300 and 400 level BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB) will count in this area, including BCH 361, that has not already been used in the major area.

 

Requirements in Related Fields 

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Organic Chemistry 

  • CHM 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry SQ 1 (3)
  • CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory SQ 1 (1) 

          ---or---

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

 

Physics 

  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (4 hours) 

          ---or---

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111 General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112 General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114 General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math Proficiency

Complete one of the following:

 

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Biomedical Sciences

Major Core

Complete the following courses:

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4)
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4)
  • BIO 340 General Genetics  (4)
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Major Concentration Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics (3) or BIO 416 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)
  • BIO 353  Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 360  Animal Physiology (3)

 

Major Elective Concentration Courses

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete two of the following:

  • BIO 351  Developmental Biology (3)
  • BIO/BIO 420  Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations (3)
  • BIO/MBB 440  Functional Genomics (3)
  • BIO 462  Endocrine Physiology (3)
  • BIO 467  Neurobiology (3)

 

Biomedical Research and Medicine in Society 

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete at least six credit hours. One course must be from each list: Biomedical Research and Medicine in Society.

Biomedical Research Course List

  • BIO 357 Cell and Molecular Bio Lab (2)
  • BIO 361  Animal Physiology Laboratory (2)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology Lab (4)
  • BIO 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO 484 Internship  (1-3)

Medicine in Society Course List

  • ASB/SSH/HST 301 Global History of Health (3)
  • ASB 443/SSH 403  Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health (3-6)
  • ASB 452/SSH 402  Community Partnerships for Global Health (3-9)
  • ASM 345  Disease and Human Evolution (3)
  • ASM 414 Urban and Environmental Health (3)
  • BIO 302  Cancer – Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO 311/HPS 340 Biology and Society (3)
  • BIO 318/HPS 331  History of Medicine (3)
  • BIO 394 Healing Traditions of Latino America (3)
  • BIO 394 Spanish for Biomedical Sciences (3)
  • SSH 401/ASM 401 Health and Human Biology (3-4)
  • SSH 404/ASB 462  Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health (3)

 

Biomedical Sciences Laboratory

The Biomedical Research courses from above will fulfill major lab check.

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113  General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116  General Chemistry II (4)

Organic Chemistry

  • CHM 231  Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 235  Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab(1)

---- or ----

Pre-health sequence:

  • CHM 233  General Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 234  General Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 237  General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 238  General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Biochemistry

  • BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry or BCH 461/462 General Biochemistry (for Biochemistry Majors or Minors)
  • BCH 367  Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1) or BCH 467 (for Biochemistry Majors or Minors)

Physics

  • PHY 101  Introduction to Physics (4)

---- or ----

Pre-health sequence:

  • PHY 111  General Physics I (3)
  • PHY 112  General Physics II (3)
  • PHY 113  General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • PHY 114  General Physics Laboratory II (1)

 

Math Proficiency 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

 

Biology and Society

Major Core

Complete the following courses:

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) 
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) 
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Major Concentration Courses

Complete the following:

  • BIO 311/HPS 340  Biology and Society (3) (Fall only)
  • BIO 314 Research Colloquium in Biology & Society I (2) (Spring only)
  • BIO 414 Research Colloquium in Biology & Society II (1) (Spring only)
  • BIO 495 Undergraduate Research or BIO 484 Internship  

*Research is recommended to be taken in the fall semester between BIO 314 and BIO 414.

Please consult with an advisor to discuss how to obtain research/internship opportunities.

 

Additional Major Core Electives

Choose one course from the following:

  • BIO 302 Cancer - Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3)
  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics (3)
  • BIO 316/HPS 330 History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies (3)
  • BIO 317/HPS 323 History of Science (3)
  • BIO 318/HPS 331 History of Medicine (3)
  • BIO 322 Conservation of Biodiversity (3)
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • BIO 412 Conservation in Practice (3)
  • BIO 416 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)
  • PHI 314 Philosophy of Science (3)
  • MIC/SSH 314 HIV/AIDS: Science, Behavior & Society (3)

 

Science in Contemporary Society Interface
Complete one of the following:

  • AFR 383 Blacks in Science, Medicine and Public Health (3)
  • ASB 353 Death and Dying in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
  • BIO 302 Cancer - Mother of All Diseases (3)
  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3)
  • BIO 317/HPS 323 History of Science (3)
  • BIO 322 Conservation of Biodiversity (3)
  • BIO 412 Conservation in Practice (3)
  • MIC/SSH 314 HIV/AIDS: Science, Behavior & Society (3)
  • WST 360 Women as Healers (3)

 

Ethics Interface
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 312/PHI 320 Bioethics (3)
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • BIO 416 Biomedical Research Ethics (3)

 

History and Philosophy of Science Interface

Complete one of the following:

  • ASB 357 Society, Drugs and Health (3)
  • BIO 316/HPS 330 History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies (3)
  • BIO 317/HPS 323 History of Science (3)
  • BIO 318/HPS 331 History of Medicine (3)
  • PHI 314 Philosophy of Science (3)
  • HPS 336 Exploration and Science (3)

Major Biological Sciences Electives

Any SOLS upper division coursework (300 and 400 level BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB) will count in this area, including BCH 361, that has not already been used in the major area.

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry 

Take both courses:

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

 

Math Proficiency 

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

 

Statistics 

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Conservation Biology and Ecology

Major Core 

Complete the following courses:

  • BIO 181 General Biology I (4) 
  • BIO 182 General Biology II (4) 
  • BIO 340 General Genetics (4) 
  • BIO 345 Evolution (3)

 

Concentration Core 

Complete the following:

  • BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
  • BIO 322 Conservation of Biodiversity (3)

 

Human Dimensions of Conservation and Ecology

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3)
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • BIO 412 Conservation in Practice (3)
  • BIO 434 People and Nature: Ecosystem Services (3)
  • BIO 495 Undergraduate Research - maximum of 6 credits from 495 can be applied to major requirements

 

Conservation Biology and Ecology Field Methods

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 405 Sonoran Desert Field Botany (3)
  • BIO 407 Novel Ecosystems (3)
  • BIO 410 Techniques in Conservation Biology and Ecology (3)
  • BIO 484 Internship (1-6) (must receive faculty approval to use as major credit)
  • BIO 494 Discovering Biodiversity: Field to Database (3)

 

Advanced Ecology

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO/SOS 421 Landscape Ecology (3)
  • BIO 422 Ecosystem Ecology (3)
  • BIO 423 Population & Community Ecology (3)

 

Advanced Ecology, Biodiversity, Field or Research

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • ASM 443 Primatology (3) 
  • BIO 303 Plant Diversity and Evolution (4) 
  • BIO 325 Oceanography (3)
  • BIO 331 Animal Behavior (3)
  • BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology (4) 
  • BIO 385 Comparative Invertebrate Zoology (4) 
  • BIO 386 General Entomology (4) 
  • BIO 410 Techniques in Conservation Biology and Ecology (3) 
  • BIO 419 Physiological Plant Ecology (3) 
  • BIO 421 Landscape Ecology (3)
  • BIO 461 Comparative Animal Physiology (3) 
  • BIO 484 Internship (1-6)
  • BIO 495 Undergraduate Research - maximum of 6 credits from 495/484 can be applied to major requirements

 


Advanced Human Dimensions of Conservation and Ecology

*Please see an advisor if courses are not offered in the term you wish to take them
Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 304/ENV 302 Plants and Civilization (3) 
  • BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics (3) 
  • BIO 434 People and Nature: Ecosystem Services (3) 
  • JUS/FIS 444 Environment and Justice (3) 
  • REL/SOS/JST 349 Nature, Sustainability and Religion
  • SOS 310 Equity, Justice and Sustainability (3) 
  • SOS 321 Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems (3) 
  • SOS 325 The Economics of Sustainability (3) 

 

Requirements in Related Fields

General Chemistry (8 Hours)

  • CHM 113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II (4)

Physical Science Requirement (3 Hour Minimum)

  • CHM 231 and CHM 235 Elementary Organic Chemistry (4)
  • GIS 205  Geographic Information Science I (3)
  • GIS 211 Geographic Information Science II (4)
  • GLG 101 and GLG 103 Introduction to Geology I (4)
  • GPH 111 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
  • PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (4)

-or-

  • PHY 111 and 113 General Physics I (4)
  • PHY 112 and 114 General Physics II (4)

Quantitative and Spatial Analysis.

Complete one of the following:

  • BIO 411 Quantitative Methods in Conservation and Ecology (4)
  • BIO 415 Biometry  (4) 
  • GIS 311 Geographic Information Science III (4)
  • GIS 470 Advanced Statistics for Geography and Planning (3)  
  • GIS 471 Spatial Statistics for Gepgraphy and Planning (3) 
  • SOS 212 Systems, Dynamics and Sustainability (3)

 

Math Proficiency (3 hours)

Complete one of the following:

  • MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences (3)
  • MAT 210 Brief Calculus (3)

Statistics (3 hours)

Complete one of the following:

  • STP 231 Statistics for Biosciences (3) 
  • STP 226 Elementary Statistics (3)

Prepare for the advising meeting, ways to get involved and other important information