Feb 28, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Microbiology Concentration, B.S.

Steven Wright, program coordinator

Every Biology major is required to declare a concentration area selected from a set of designated courses.

All Biology majors are assigned a professional advisor. The student is responsible for seeking the assistance of the advisor. This catalog is not intended to provide the detail necessary for self-advising.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Biology, Microbiology, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 42 hours*
     Major Core      29 hours
     Concentration      10 hours
     Major UD Electives      3 hours
Supporting Courses 19-20 hours*
Electives 17-18 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

 *This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (42 hours)

Biology Core (29 hours)

BIOL UD elective (3 hours)

Supporting Courses (19-20 hours)

Electives (17-18 hours)

Curriculum: Biology, Microbiology

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities, and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 30 hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 32-34 Hours


  • 1 credit hour
  • BIOL concentration courses 6-8 credit hours
  • Upper-division BIOL elective 3-4 credit hours
  • Electives* 15-16 credit hours

Subtotal: 25-28 Hours


*Only if needed to meet 36 upper-division credit hours or 120 total credit hours.