Bachelor of Science in Biology

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The Bachelor of Science in Biology program is designed to provide you with opportunities to “do biology.” You’ll learn the basics of how to design, conduct, and present research projects. During your final year, you’ll take a senior capstone course that highlights a research project. Many elective courses in biology also incorporate research projects. In addition, undergraduate students often conduct independent research projects in faculty labs.

Our undergraduate students have presented their research projects at EWU’s annual Research and Creative Works Symposium and at both regional and national scientific meetings.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Biology Major, Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS)

Graduation Requirements: complete the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test for Biology.

Grade Requirements: a cumulative GPA ≥2.0 for all courses in student’s curriculum in Biology.

For information about pre-professional programs such as pre-veterinary medicine and pre-pharmacy, see the pre-professional catalog page.

Required Biology Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 270BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION3
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
Choose one of the following
BIOL 301MICROBIOLOGY5
or BIOL 302 BOTANY
or BIOL 303 INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
or BIOL 304 VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Choose one of the following
BIOL 423EVOLUTION4-5
or BIOL 440 ECOLOGY
Choose one of the following
BIOL 436CELL BIOLOGY5
or BIOL 438 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Choose one of the following
BIOL 334HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III4-5
or BIOL 351 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
or BIOL 352 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
or BIOL 353 PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
Required Supporting Courses
BIOL 380DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 380 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
CHEM 171
171L
CHEM 172
CHEM 172L
CHEM 173
CHEM 173L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
15
Electives–21 of 36 credits must be in Biology, non-Biology electives must be approved by faculty advisor.36
Required Senior Capstone
BIOL 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Total Credits102-104

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