Curriculum and Courses

Major in Biology

(Minimum at Elms College: 18 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.5)

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated. 

Major Requirements (66 credits)

Biology Courses (36 credits)
BIO 110 Environmental Biology 
BIO 123 General Biology I (4 credits)
BIO 124 General Biology II (4 credits)
BIO 301 Developmental Biology (4 credits)
BIO 321 Genetics (4 credits)
BIO 404 Biology Seminar 
Biology electives (14 credits)

Other Science Or Math Courses (30 credits)
CHE 121 General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 122 General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
PHY 105 General Physics (4 credits)
PHY 106 General Physics (4 credits)
Math electives (6 credits)

Minor Requirements (24 credits)

Students electing biology as a minor field of concentration must take 24 semester hours chosen from the department course offerings in consultation with a faculty member from the department. The choice of courses will be related to the student's major and subsequent career goal.