Academic Catalog

Biology, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in General Biology (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 26.0101

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
SCO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
BIO 111Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 112Ecology and Evolution4
BIO 315Genetics4
BIO 316Ecology4
BIO 318General Botany4
BIO 319General Zoology4
BIO 320Principles of Microbiology4
BIO 495Evolutionary Application and Theory1
Students must select at least one of the following Concentrations:
Courses used for one concentration may not count toward another concentration.
Aquatic Biology
Biodiversity and Conservation
General Biology23-24
Biology Teaching
Free Electives
Choose from 30- 31 hours of free electives30-31
Total Hours120


Concentration Courses
Choose from 12 hours of the following: 112
Any 300, 400, or 500 level BIO, CHE, or PHY course not included in Biology Core or from which Biology majors are not excluded
College Physics II
University Physics II
Supporting Course Requirements
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab I (Element 4) G
CHE 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab
CHE 361
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
Calculus I (Element 2) G
Applied Calculus
College Physics I (Element 4) G
University Physics I
STA 215Introduction to Statistical Reasoning3-4
or STA 270 Applied Statistics
Total Hours23-24

Students applying to graduate school are strongly advised to include CHE 362 Organic Chemistry II/CHE 362L Organic Chemistry Lab II and PHY 132 College Physics II or PHY 202 University Physics II as part of the 12 hours.


Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.