BS in Biological Sciences with Biological/Biomedical Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the BS in biological sciences with a biological/biomedical emphasis. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements of Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, students must meet the following requirements:

A major in the BS in biological sciences with a biological/biomedical emphasis requires a minimum of 40 credit hours of biological sciences coursework; up to 50 credit hours may be taken for credit. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.000 in all biological sciences coursework.

Course Title Hours
BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 211General Biology II4
BIOL 418General Ecology4
BIOL 419Genetics4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
BIOL 497Biology Colloquium1-2
or BIOL 499 Undergraduate Research
Select one of the following3-5
General Microbiology
Vascular Plants
Field Botany
Freshwater Invertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Parasitology
Select additional approved major level biology electives. 113-16
Total Credit Hours 40
Course Title Hours
Additional Science Requirements for Biological Sciences (BS-Biological/Biomedical Emphasis)
CHEM 211General Chemistry I5
CHEM 212General Chemistry II5
CHEM 531Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 532Organic Chemistry II5
PHYS 213General College Physics I5
PHYS 214General College Physics II5
Total Credit Hours30

Applied Learning

Students pursing the BA/BS programs in the department of biological sciences are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing BIOL 418 General Ecology (4 credit hours) or BIOL 499 Undergraduate Research (2 credit hours minimum).