Biology major (78-86 credits): Molecular/Cell Emphasis Requirements

Required biology core courses (58-60)

  • BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology (15)
  • CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry (15)
  • BI 314 Introductory Genetics (4)
  • BI 315 Cell Biology (4)
  • BI 316 Evolution (4)
  • BI 331 General Microbiology (4)
  • BI 357 General Ecology

Field Biology (choose one): (4-5)

  •  BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)
  •  BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
  •  BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)
  • BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
  •  BI 454 Plant Ecology (4)
  •  BI 474 Biology of Insects (5)

Plant Biology (choose one): (4-5)

  •  BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
  •  BI 330 Plant Physiology (5)
  •  BI 340 Plant Nutrition (4)
  •  BI 371 Structure of Seed Plants (4)
  •  BI 454 Plant Ecology (4)

All biology majors must complete MTH 112 (or MTH 251 or MTH 252) and MTH 243.

Additional MTH courses are required for some emphases.

BI 406 credit may be substituted for one course in the selected emphasis with pre-approval

of the student’s Biology advisor.

Molecular/cell emphasis (18-19 credits, in addition to biology core courses equaling 58 to 60 credits)

 

  • BI 475 Molecular Biology (4)
  • CH 450 Biochemistry I (3)
  • CH 451 Biochemistry II (3)

Any upper division Chemistry course approved by student’s Biology advisor (3-5)

Any upper division Biology course approved by student’s Biology advisor (4-5)

In addition to other requirements, students in this emphasis must complete the physical science minor and complete MTH 251.

Contact

Biology Department

(503) 838-8452 | or e-mail: duttonb@wou.edu