Minimum number of hours for the degree: 120
Admission to the major: Grade of C or better in BIO 202 and good academic standing in the College of Science
Minimum hours required for major: 71
Minimum hours required for minor: 16
Special programs: Honors program, Pre-Professional program (medicine, dentistry, veterinary science), B.S. Biology - Medical Technology program, 4+1 B.S./M.S., Secondary Teacher Licensure program.
Required Grade-Point Average: To qualify for graduation, all Biology majors must have a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.00 across all CSU biology courses used to fulfill the major-field requirements. This is in addition to the university requirement of a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.00. Check the University Regulations section of this catalog to determine how a GPA is calculated.
Suggested Freshman Program: To minimize the time needed to complete the major-field requirements, academically proficient students are advised to complete the Introductory Biology (BIO 200/BIO 201 and BIO 202/BIO 203) and the General Chemistry (CHM 261/CHM 266 and CHM 262/CHM 267) sequences in their first year.
Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions: A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.