Biology Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for the B.A. in Biology includes 120 credits with a GPA of at least 2.0. 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at IU Kokomo. In addition to courses required for the campus-wide general education curriculum, students must takes courses in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and informatics. The following courses must be taken and appropriate prerequisites must be met as listed in the Academic Bulletin. Completion of this degree will meet the basic admission requirements for the IU School of Medicine M.D. program. 

Title  Course Credits
Elementary Composition I ENG-W 131 3
Elementary Composition II ENG-W 132 3
Public Speaking SPCH-S 121 3
Computing Tools CSCI-C 100 1
Foreign Language at the 200 level Various 6
Mathematics Various 3
Literature Various 3
Performance Various 2 - 3
Ethics Various 3
Biological Science with Lab BIOL-L 105 5
Physical Science with Lab Various 5
Non-Lab course in the sciences Various 3
History of Western Civilization I HIST-H 113 3
History of Western Civilization II HIST-H 114 3
Social/Behavioral Science Electives (from 3 different disciplines) Various 9

 

Major

Elementary Chemistry I CHEM-C 105 3
Elementary Chemistry I Lab CHEM-C 125 2
Elementary Chemistry II CHEM-C 106 3
Elementary Chemistry II Lab CHEM-C 126 2
Organic Chemistry I CHEM-C 341 3
Organic Chemistry Lab I CHEM-C 343 2
Organic Chemistry II CHEM-C 342 3
Organic Chemistry Lab II CHEM-C 343 2
General Physics I PHYS-P 201 5
General Physics II PHYS-P 202 5
Introduction to Biology BIOL-L 105 5
Survey of the Plant Kingdom (replaced by Introduction to Molecular Biology BIOL-L 211/213 starting Spring 2011) PLSC-B 203 (BIOL-L 211/213) 5
Developmental Anatomy ZOOL-Z 315 5
Microbiology MICR-M 310 3
Microbiology Laboratory MICR-M 315 2
Comparative Animal Physiology PHSL-P 416 3
Genetics BIOL-L 364 3

Ecology

BIOL-L 473

3

Seminar BIOL-L 403 3
Calculus MATH-M 119 or MATH-M 215 3 or 5
Statistical Techniques MATH--K 310 3
Biology electives Various 6

Electives (to total a minimum of 120 cr. hr.)