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2007-2009 Catalog 
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology BS

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Faculty Advisors: All regular, full-time biology faculty

The Bachelor of Science Program is the program selected by most biology majors. This program is designed to prepare students for a number of potential careers (see Biology Web page) for entry-level employment or graduate and professional training in some sub-discipline of biology. The five core biology courses in the Bachelor of Science program provide a wide breadth of preparation for more advanced coursework chosen by students to meet their individual needs and interests.


  1. All requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science , including General Education Requirements .
  2. At least 44 credits in biology including a core sequence of BIO 111 , BIO 113 , BIO 326 , BIO 327 , BIO 328  and two biology writing courses (no more than 16 biology credits below 300-level courses).
  3. At least 25 credits in non-biological sciences, mathematics and computer science, including CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , either CHM 263  or CHM 265 , at least 6 additional credits of chemistry (CHM 330  and CHM 331  recommended); MTH 120  (unless  equivalency is granted by the Biology Department), PHY 143 , PHY 145 . Additional credits from any area of natural science or mathematics or CSC 121 , CSC 122 , CSC 175  or CSC 271 ; excluding the following: chemistry below CHM 260, ENV 100, MTH 090, PHY 105, 110.
  4. Electives to complete a total of 124 credits.
  5. At least 33 credits taken in upper division courses (courses numbered 300 or above).
  6. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in biology and in all work at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  7. Grades of C- or better in all biology core courses to be used as prerequisites.

For the student planning to enter a graduate or professional school, one year of organic chemistry and one year of calculus are recommended.

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