The biological sciences major lives at the leading edge of science, using the latest technology to explore molecular medicine, ecology and the environment, genetic regulation of plant and animal development, microbial physiology, and cell dynamics and motility.

Do something rare.

All Marquette biological sciences majors take at least three courses taught entirely in the lab by a professor, not teaching assistants — an opportunity few national research universities give their undergraduate biology majors.

Conduct independent research.

As an undergraduate biology major, you'll have the opportunity to work in a research lab — on your own projects — under the guidance of your faculty mentor. And you can also present your findings at regional or national conferences.

Tailor electives to your goals.

One of the strengths of the biological sciences major is its flexibility. Concentrate on the body by taking courses from molecular biology to system physiology or take a different approach by studying ecology, plant biology and microbiology.

 

SUGGESTED CURRICULUM

Freshman

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Term Sem. Hrs.
BIOL 1001
CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1013
ENGL 1001
UCCS-Indiv. Soc. Behavior
3
4
3
3

BIOL 1002
CHEM 1002 or CHEM 1014
ENGL 1002
MATH 1410

BIOL 1101 (Optional)*

BIOL 1003 (Recommended)

3
4
3
3
2

1

  13   16

 

Sophomore

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Term Sem. Hrs.

BIOL 2001 (or elective)*
BIOL 2301

CHEM 2111 or CHEM 2113
PHIL 1001

3
3
4
3

BIOL 2201
CHEM 2112 or 2114
THEO 1001

Elective

UCCS-Hist. of Cultures & Soc.

3
4
3
3
3
  16   16

 

Junior

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Term Sem. Hrs.

BIOL elective **
PHYS 1001 or 1003
UCCS-Lit./Performing Arts

PHIL 2310

Elective

3

4

3

3

3

BIOL elective

BIOL lab
PHYS 1002 or 1004

UCCS-Theology
Elective

3

3

4

3

3

  16   16
 

 

Senior

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.

BIOL elective

BIOL elective (or BIOL lab)
Elective

UCCS-Diverse Cultures

3

3

6

3

BIOL elective

BIOL lab (or BIOL elective)

Electives

3

3

6

  15   12

 

 

Total credit hours: 120

*Students who take BIOL 1101-Foundations in Biological Inquiry cannot take BIOL 2001-Principles of Biological Investigation.

**BIOL 4101 is strongly recommended as a Biological Sciences elective for students intending to apply to medical, dental, graduate or pharmacy school.

 



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