Undergraduate degree requirements
For general information about degree requirements, please visit the Registrar's website.
The undergraduate major in Biological Science is available for students wishing to obtain a broad degree encompassing all of the life sciences. This degree is administered jointly by the Departments of Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology. Through coursework from these three departments, graduates prepare for careers in a variety of biologically-related fields.
The undergraduate major in Physiology is a specialized life science degree. It requires intensive course work in general zoology, genetics, gross and comparative anatomy, general and mammalian physiology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The physiology degree primarily serves to prepare students for graduate school or a medically-related professional school.
The undergraduate major in Zoology is designed to provide students a thorough background in the biology of animals. The B.S. degree requires courses in cell biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. To become a zoologist, the student must also have a good foundation in the related fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics and botany. The zoology degree prepares students for graduate school and for many applied and professional careers.
Students should follow degree requirements based on when they matriculated (began college). Degree programs expire (can no longer be followed) after 6 years.