Major Requirements - Biology

These requirements will apply to students planning to enroll at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year, and are subject to change up until matriculation. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required Biology Courses: 20 semester hours

  • BIO1210 / 1210Z Biology of Cells with laboratory (4)
  • BIO1220 / 1220Z Biology of Organisms with laboratory (4)
  • BIO2300 / 2300Z Introduction to Zoology with laboratory (4)
  • BIO2350 / 2350Z Introduction to Botany with laboratory (4)
  • BIO3400 Genetics (4)

Required Chemistry Courses: 8 semester hours

  • CHM1310 / 1310Z General Chemistry I with laboratory (4)
  • CHM1320 / 1320Z General Chemistry II with laboratory (4)

Required: Complete at least 12 semester hours from the courses below.

  • BIO3040 Immunology (4)
  • BIO3100 Human Physiology (4)
  • BIO3150 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO3250 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO3270 Plant Physiology (4)
  • BIO3510 Ecology (4)
  • BIO3520 Animal Behavior (4)
  • BIO3530 Evolution (4)
  • BIO3540 Biological Anthropology (4)
  • BIO / CHM3550 Biochemistry (4)
  • BIO3600 Molecular Biology (4)

Other courses that may be used as selected courses, up to a maximum of four semester hours:

  • BIO3830, 4830 Directed Study (1-4)
  • BIO3940, 4940 Internship in Biology (2-4)
  • BIO3970 Research in Biology (1-4)
  • BIO3980, 4980 Independent Study (1-4)
  • BIO3790 ACCA Affiliated Course (2-4)