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Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of these courses also satisfy those requirements. Some coursework also fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • BIO 151 General Biology I (B.S. and B.A.)
  • BIO 152 General Biology II (B.S. and B.A.)
  • BIO 260 Microbiology (B.S. and B.A.)
  • BIO 262 Genetics (B.S. and B.A.) 
  • BIO 300 Writing for Science (B.S. and B.A.)
  • BIO 400 Internship (B.S. and B.A.)
  • BIO 410 Senior Seminar (B.S. and B.A.)
  • CHM 125 Life Chemistry (or higher) (B.A.)
  • CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I (B.S.)
  • CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II (B.S)
  • CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I (B.S.)
  • CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II (B.S.)
  • MA 132 Statistical Analysis or MA 181 Calculus (or equivalent) (B.A.)
  • MA 171 Calculus with Precalculus A and MA 172 Calculus with Precalculus B or MA 181 Calculus (B.S.)
  • PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science (B.A.)
  • PHYS 161 College Physics I (or higher) (B.A.)
  • PHYS 271 General Physics I (B.S.)
  • PHYS 272 General Physics II (B.S.)

Minor Requirements

Biology Minor Requirements

  • BIO 151-152 General Biology I & II
  • 16 additional credits in BIO courses numbered above 200

Chemistry Minor Requirements

  • CHM 151-152 Principles of Chemistry I & II
  • CHM 221-222 Organic Chemistry I & II
  • 6 Credits of CHM 225 Environmental Chemistry, CHM 441 Physical Biochemistry, BIO 441 Biochemistry, BIO 442 Nucleic Acids

Physical Science Minor Requirements

  • BIO 151-152 General Biology I & II
  • CHM 151-152 Principles of Chemistry I & II or PHYS 271-272 General Physics I & II
  • 12 additional credits from BIO or CHM courses numbered above 200

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