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
General Education
Select courses to meet General Education requirements 134-35
College Requirements
LAS Competencies and Electives - select enough courses to reach 120 credit hours and complete all LAS Competency Areas 111-14
Major Required Courses
BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 211General Biology II4
BIOL 417Evolution3
BIOL 418General Ecology4
BIOL 419Genetics4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
BIOL 497Biology Colloquium1-2
or BIOL 499 Undergraduate Research
Major Elective Courses
Select additional approved biology/biomedical electives 215-16
General Microbiology
General Microbiology Lab
Human Genetics
Cooperative Education
Undergraduate Research
Comparative Anatomy
Comp Anat Lab
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Human Physiology
Human Physiology Lab
Developmental Biology
Developmental Biology Lab
Molecular Genetics
Reproductive Biology
Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy Lab
Topics in Neurobiology
Discoveries in Developmental Biology
Topics in Microbiology
Pathogenic Microbiology
Cancer Biology
Computing for Biologists
Experimental Design
Experimental Molecular Biology Lab
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Statistical Applications in Biology
Additional Science Requirements for 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 Hours120

Required major courses may also count towards General Education and/or LAS Competencies. Students will need to select additional electives to reach 120 credit hours required for graduation with assistance from an advisor.


See list of excluded courses (nonmajor courses may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the major).

Applied Learning

Students in the BS in biological sciences with a biological/biomedical emphasis 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).