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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM



Majors

The Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University offers Bachelors of Science degrees in three majors:

We also offer two more specialized majors:

 

Course Requirements

The strength of the Department of Biological Sciences majors is flexibility.  You can concentrate on molecular biology, cell biology or system physiology or have a different approach by studying ecology, plant biology or microbiology.  All of our majors have a similar curriculum during the freshman and sophomore years. Each major has a core sequence and elective courses in biological sciences including: developmental biology, ecology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, physiology, and plant biology.


Common to all majors:

FRESHMAN YEAR
Introductory Biology (2 semesters)
Introductory Chemistry (2 semesters)
Other classes to satisfy your core requirements

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Cell biology
Genetics
Introductory Biology Lab
Organic chemistry (2 semesters)
Gain experience by working in a faculty research lab
Other classes to satisfy your core requirements

KEY JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR COURSES
Biological Sciences major:
Three laboratory classes (or two lab courses plus an independent study course)
Five biological sciences electives

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major:
Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology
Experimental Molecular Biology
Physical Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis
Laboratory course or independent study course
Three biochemistry or molecular biology electives

Physiological Sciences major:
Human Physiology
Neurobiology
Experimental Physiology lab
Experimental Neurobiology lab
Human Anatomy
Three physiological sciences electives (which could include an independent study course)

Biology for the Professions:
Human Physiology, Plant Biology or Microbiology lecture course
One additional lab course
Three biological sciences electives



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Biological Sciences Department

Marquette University, Wehr Life Sciences
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P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7355
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