Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field, composed of many branches and subdisciplines. However, despite the broad scope of biology, there are certain general and unifying concepts within it that govern all study and research, consolidating it into single, coherent fields. In general, biology recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that propels the synthesis and creation of new species.

Promotion to Major

All CNS students are required to meet entry-level requirements prior to declaring a specific degree and major option. In order to meet entry-level requirements, all entry-level courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better and maintain good standing in CNS.

MAJOR

COURSES

ALTERNATIVE/SUBSTITUTIONS

     
Biology       M 408C M 408N or M 408K
  CH 301/302 CH 301H/302H
  BIO 311C/D BIO 315H
  BIO 325 BIO 325H