Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of all biology courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
** The biology electives must be chosen from among the following: BIO 294, BIO 308, BIO 318, BIO 319, BIO 321, BIO 331, BIO 332, BIO 341, BIO 350, BIO 380, BIO 390, BIO 403, BIO 406, BIO 418, BIO 419, BIO 466, BIO 472.
*** Biology majors may take either MATH 107. Introduction to Statistics or MATH 152. Calculus II to satisfy the second part of their math requirement. Many graduate schools require two semesters of calculus. It is the responsibility of the student, in consultation with the academic advisor, to determine which mathematics course would be most suitable.
The comprehensive requirement for biology majors is the successful completion of BIO 456-457. Senior-Faculty Colloquium in Biology.