Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for the B.S. 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. 

GENERAL EDUCATION

Communication Skills and Information Literacy (9 cr)

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition I

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition II

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

 

Quantitative Literacy

Satisfied by the Mathematics and Informatics courses for the major

 

Critical Thinking (3 cr)

Satisfied by the major                                                            

         

Cultural Diversity (3 cr)

One course from the list:                                                       

COAS-I100, SOAS-F200, SPCH-S302, SPCH-S427, EDUC-M300, BUS-D301, SPEA-V130, SPEA-J355, FOLK-F101, any 200-level or above foreign language course                                            

 

Ethics and Civic Engagement (3 cr)

One course from the list:                                                       

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy, PHIL-P140 Introduction to Ethics                                       

                                                                                                                                                           

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 cr)

(One course from each group)

Sociology & Psychology                                                                                

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology, SOC-S101 Social Problems & Policies, PSY-P103 General Psychology, PSY-P216 Life Span Developmental Psych             

Political Science, History and Economics*                           

POLS-Y103 Intro to American Politics, POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics, POLS-Y219 Intro to Intl Relations, HIST-H105 American History I, HIST-H106 American History II, HIST-H113 History of Western Civilization I, HIST-H114 History of Western Civilization II                                       

 

Humanities and Arts (6 cr)

(One course from each group)

Fine, Performing and Communication Arts:              

FINA-A101, FINA-A102, FINA-A108, FINA-F100, FINA-S200, HUMA-U101, HUMA-U102, HUMA-U103, HUMA-U305, MUS-M174, MUS-Z201, MUS-X001, MUS-X040, THTR-T120, ENG-W203                                                                                  

Literature and Philosophy:                                                     

Any PHIL course except PHIL-P150, any ENG-L or ENG-E, SPAN-S360 Introduction to Spanish Literature     

             

Physical and Life Sciences (8 cr)

Satisfied by the major

 

BIOLOGY MAJOR

Biology Courses (at least 45 cr)

Required courses by all majors (25cr)

COAS-E105 SMI Freshman Learning Community (1 cr)

BIOL-L105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr)

BIOL-L211 Introduction to Molecular Biology ‡ (3 cr)

BIOL-L213 Molecular Biology Lab ‡  (2 cr)

BIOL-L203 Evolution & Diversity of Live ‡ (3 cr)

BIOL-L367 Cell Physiology ‡ (3 cr)

OR MICR-M310 Microbiology ‡                   

BIOL-L364 Principles of Genetics ‡   (3 cr)

BIOL-L490 Individual Study ‡ (3 cr)

BIOL-L403 Biology Seminar ‡ (3 cr)

An additional minimum of 20 credits of biology electives (at the 300/400-level) is required with at least one course from each of the concentrations below. Courses with labs count as one. At least two courses with a lab (5 cr) must be selected.

Life Science Concentration: BIOL-L 321 (3 cr), CHEM-C 483 (3 cr), MICR-M 310 (3 cr)/315 (2 cr), BIOL-L 498 (3 cr), BIOL-L 367 (3 cr)

Ecology and Organismal Biology Concentration: ZOOL-Z 315 (lecture and lab, 5 cr), PHSL-P 416 (3 cr)/418 (2 cr), BIOL-L 345 (3 cr), BIOL-L 391 (3 cr), BIOL-L 473 (3 cr)/474 (2 cr)

Elective courses to complete at least 45 cr. of biology

ZOOL-Z 315 Developmental Biology (5 cr) ‡ (5 cr)

BIOL-L367 Cell Physiology‡ (3 cr)

PHSL-P416 Comparative Animal Physiology ‡ (3 cr)

PHSL-P418 Comparative Animal Physiology Lab ‡ (2 cr)

BIOL-L321 Immunology ‡ (3 cr)

BIOL-L391 Natural History of Dinosaurs ‡ (3 cr)

BIOL-L345 Vertebrate Biology ‡ (3 cr)

MICR-M310 Microbiology ‡ (3 cr)

MICR-M315 Microbiology Lab ‡ (2 cr)

CHEM-C483 Biological Chemistry ‡ (3 cr)

BIOL-L473 Ecology ‡ (3 cr)

BIOL-L474 Laboratory in Ecology ‡ (2 cr)

BIOL-L498 Internship in Professional Practice (3 cr)

Chemistry Courses (20 cr)

CHEM-C105/125 General Chemistry I/Lab (5 cr)

CHEM-C106/126 General Chemistry II/Lab ‡ (5 cr)

CHEM-C341/343 Organic Chemistry I/Lab ‡ (5 cr)

CHEM-C342/344 Organic Chemistry II/Lab ‡ (5 cr)

Physics Courses (10 cr)

PHYS-P201 General Physics I ‡ (5 cr)

PHYS-P202 General Physics II ‡ (5 cr)

OR

PHYS-P221 General Physics I ‡ (5 cr)

PHYS-P222 General Physics II ‡ (5 cr)

Mathematics and Informatics Courses (12 cr)

MATH-M215 Calculus ‡ (5 cr)

MATH-K310 Statistical Techniques ‡ (3 cr)

INFO-I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr)