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Five options for the major are as follows:
B.A. 28 cr. + minor
B.S. 32 cr. + science minor, specified minor or non-science major
B.S. 33 cr. Research Intensive Concentration + science minor, specified minor or non-science major
B.S. 40 cr.
B.S. 28 cr. + another science major
|Intermediate Level Courses (Elected)||Upper Level Courses (Elected)|
|Unity of Life||4 cr.||Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy||3 cr.||Ecology||4 cr.|
|Diversity of Life||4 cr.||Field Biology, Spring||3 cr.||Cell Biology||4 cr.|
|Genetics||4 cr.||Mammalian Cell Culture||3 cr.||Developmental Biology||4 cr.|
|Principles of Physiology||3 cr|
|Modern Microscopy||3 cr.||Molecular Biology||4 cr.|
|3 cr.||Plant Biology||4 cr.|
|total credit needed
|12 cr.||3-6 cr.||8-12 cr.|
Seminar or Research
B.A. in Biology requires General Chemistry, 8 cr. (also requires 8 cr. of foreign language)
B.S. in Biology requires General Chemistry, 8 cr. + Organic Chemistry, 4 cr. (also requires 4 cr. math/computer science)
All students in the College of Arts and Sciences, regardless of major, are required to complete at least 124 credit hours of coursework with a grade point average of 2.0.
Please refer to the 2014-2015 VU General Catalog for a complete description of major course requirements.