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Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements for the Biology Major

Bachelor of Science

BIO 110 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I*
BIO 112 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II
BIO 250 CELL BIOLOGY
BIO 252 GENETICS
BIO 340 ECOLOGY
CHM 105 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY*/**
CHM 110 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I*
CHM 120 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
CHM 210 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
CHM 220 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
MTH 110 ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS*
PHY 210, 211 GENERAL PHYSICS I and
PHY 220, 221 GENERAL PHYSICS II
or PHY 240, 241  FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I and
PHY 250, 251 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II

Select three of the following***:

BIO 310 HEALTH COACHING
BIO 311 HEALTH COACHING PRACTICUM
BIO 320 TEACHING IN THE BIOLOGY LABORATORY
BIO 345 SPELEOLOGY
BIO 350 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY
BIO 352 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
BIO 356 BIOCHEMISTRY
BIO 360 COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
BIO 364 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
BIO 366 HISTOLOGY
BIO 370 EVOLUTION
BIO 382 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
BIO 399 BIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSE: VARIABLE TOPICS
BIO 420 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
BIO 425 ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY
BIO 470 DIRECTED STUDY
BIO 480 DIRECTED RESEARCH

Bachelor of Arts

BIO 110 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I*
BIO 112 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II
BIO 250 CELL BIOLOGY
BIO 252 GENETICS
BIO 340 ECOLOGY
CHM 105 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY*/**
CHM 110 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I*
CHM 120 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
MTH 110 ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS*
PHY 210, 211 GENERAL PHYSICS I and
PHY 220, 221 GENERAL PHYSICS II
or PHY 240, 241  FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I and
PHY 250, 251 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II

Select three of the following***:

BIO 310 HEALTH COACHING
BIO 311 HEALTH COACHING PRACTICUM
BIO 320 TEACHING IN THE BIOLOGY LABORATORY
BIO 345 SPELEOLOGY
BIO 350 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY
BIO 352 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
BIO 356 BIOCHEMISTRY
BIO 360 COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
BIO 364 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
BIO 366 HISTOLOGY
BIO 370 EVOLUTION
BIO 382 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
BIO 399 BIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSE: VARIABLE TOPICS
BIO 420 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
BIO 425 ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY
BIO 470 DIRECTED STUDY
BIO 480 DIRECTED RESEARCH

*Students may use this course to satisfy Core requirements.
**Students who enter Lyon College with a score of 25 or better on the ACT mathematics section (or equivalent SAT score) and a grade of "C" or higher in high school chemistry do not require this course.
***At least two electives must be 4-credit courses. Students may not use BIO 480 to satisfy this requirement.