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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science

MAJOR: Biology

The major in biology provides a solid academic base for those planning to enter any of the various fields of the biological sciences. The program allows considerable latitude. Suggested course sequences for specific areas of interest within biology can be obtained from the Biology Success Center.

Requirements

Nondepartmental Requirements

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

 

BCHE 341Survey of Biochemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

or

BCHE 395Biochemistry I

3 cr.

CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I

4 cr. (3+3P)

CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II

4 cr. (3+3P)

 

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

or

CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I

3 cr.

and

CHEM 314Organic Chemistry II

3 cr.

and

CHEM 315Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 cr. (6P)

 

MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

 

PHYS 211GGeneral Physics I

3 cr.

or

PHYS 221GGeneral Physics for Life Sciences I

3 cr.

 

PHYS 212GGeneral Physics II

3 cr.

or

PHYS 222GGeneral Physics for Life Sciences II

3 cr.

 

PHYS 211GLGeneral Physics I Laboratory

1 cr.

or

PHYS 221GLLaboratory to General Physics for Life Science I

1 cr.

 

PHYS 212GLGeneral Physics II Laboratory

1 cr.

or

PHYS 222GLLaboratory to General Physics for Life Sciences II

1 cr.

Departmental Requirements

BIOL 111GNatural History of Life

3 cr.

BIOL 111GLNatural History of Life Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology

3 cr.

BIOL 211GLCellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

BIOL 301Principles of Ecology

3 cr.

BIOL 305Principles of Genetics

3 cr.

BIOL 377Cell Biology

3 cr.

BIOL 467Evolution

3 cr.

Sufficient credits numbered 300 or above to bring total upper-division credits in Biology to 28. At least one upper-division course must include laboratory and/or field experience. The laboratory/field requirement can be satisfied by any BIOL course above the 300 level that includes a laboratory or a field trip—including BIOL 350 or BIOL 450

Electives

Sufficient to bring the total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division credits.