Bachelor of Science in Biology

A Bachelor of Science degree in biology consists of 36-45 hours of biology courses of which 18 hours must be 3000- 4000-level courses.  A foreign language is not required. A student must take a statistics course and 6 additional hours of approved courses in mathematics/computer science/statistics. The required courses are Biology 1450, 1750, 2140, 3020, 3340; a selection of one course from Block I (Biology 4140, 4440, 4640, 4740, or 4850); a minimum of three credits from Block II (Biology 3230, 3240, 3830, 4100, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4180, 4210, 4220, 4230, 4240, 4450, 4540, 4610, 4640, 4650, 4660, 4710, 4750, 4850 and 4960); a minimum of three credits from Block III (Biology 3530, 3630, 4350, 4370, 4380, 4390, 4430, 4440, and 4570); and a minimum of three credits from Block IV (Biology 3100, 3104, 3730, 3740, 4240, 4270, 4280, 4320, 4340, 4720, 4730, 4740, 4750, 4780, 4790, 4840, 4880, 4910, 4920, 4940, 4950 and 4980).

Students may not use any course to satisfy more than one Block. Also required are either Chemistry 1140-1144, 2210-2214, 3650-3654, or 1180-1184, 1190-1194, 2250, 2260-2274; and Physics 1050-1054, or 1110-1154, 1120-1164, or 2110-1154, 2120-1164.  

Writing

Students may complete the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for an advanced writing course by completing a sequence of approved biology courses at UNO that incorporate discipline specific writing as part of their requirements. To satisfy the requirement for the advanced writing course students must complete BIOL 1450 and 1750, two courses from BIOL 2140, 3020 and 3340 and two additional 3000/4000 level courses that are approved as meeting the writing requirement by the Department of Biology. Only courses taken at UNO and after January 1, 2010 can be applied to this requirement. Students not meeting the writing requirement through this sequence of courses will fulfill the writing requirement by completing BIOL 3150 - Writing in Biology or another college-approved advanced writing course.