The Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with an Ecology, Evolution and Behavior option requires 34 credits that include Bio Sci 150, Bio Sci 152, and 26 credits in courses at or above the 300 level. Required and elective courses for this option are listed below. Additional requirements include courses in natural sciences, humanities, formal reasoning, international awareness, and research. As a Letters & Sciences student, you must also meet foreign language competencies (which may be satisfied if enough coursework was taken during high school).
It is important to understand your Letters & Science Degree Requirements because they will differ depending on whether you choose to obtain a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
Because there are many pathways to the degree depending on your particular circumstances, it is very important to meet with your Letters & Science and your Biological Sciences advisors at least once a semester to make sure you are on-track. Some classes may count towards more than one requirement and with early planning, you can save yourself time and money.
Our four-year plan shows one possible route to completing a BS degree with a flexible biological sciences major in four years.
Since most students choose the Bachelor of Science path, below are the requirements to earn the biological sciences major, flexible option.
|TOTAL BIOSCI CREDITS|
34 credits minimum
|REQUIRED COURSES (19 CREDITS)|
Bio Sci 150 - Foundations of Biological Sciences I, 4 credits
|AT LEAST ONE ADDITIONAL LAB COURSE|
Bio Sci 358 Birds of Wisconsin (2 cr)
Lab courses above
One of the following:
Math 211, 213, 221, or 231 for a Bachelor of Science.
Physics 120/122 or Physics 209/210, with at least one semester of Physics lab (121 or above); or Physics 219/220.
Chem 102/104 - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
Students may not combine Bio Sci 150, 202, and 203 for more than 9 credits toward the major.
|HONORS IN THE MAJOR|
Students in biological sciences who meet all of the following criteria are awarded honors in the major upon graduation:
Students who plan to attend graduate school are advised strongly to take the one-year sequence of Organic Chemistry with lab, and two semesters of Calculus
Students must attain a GPA of 2.000 in all Biological Sciences courses, including any transfer work.