Biology major (78-86 credits): Pre-Professional 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.

 

Pre-professional emphasis (19-21 credits, in addition to biology core courses equaling 58 to 60 credits)

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

Choose one option: (15-16)

Option A: (15)

  • BI 334, 335, 336 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology (12)
  • CH 451 Biochemistry (3)

Option B: (16)

  • BI 324 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5)
  • BI 434 Comparative Animal Physiology (4)

Choose one:

  • BI 326 Developmental Biology (4)
  • BI 432 Immunology (4)
  • BI 437 Neurobiology (4)
  • BI 475 Molecular Biology (4)

CH 451 Biochemistry (3)

Option C: (16)

BI 334, 335, 335 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology (12)

Choose one (4)

  • BI 326 Developmental Biology (4)
  • BI 432 Immunology (4)
  • BI 437 Neurobiology (4)
  • BI 475 Molecular Biology (4)

Selection of an option above requires approval from a Biology advisor as each option is designed to address specific professional program prerequisites.

Additional Math courses may be required for some pre-professional programs.

Preprofessional students should consult the appropriate pre-professional Biology advisor.

Contact

Biology Department

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