Bachelor of Science in Biology

A total of at least 36, but no more than 45, Biology credits is required.  At least 18 of those 36 credits must come from upper-division biology courses (3000-4000 level).

REQUIRED COURSES IN BIOLOGY CORE:

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 3340/BIOL 8345Ecology

4 credits

Advanced Themes in Biology:

Students must take one course from Group I and at least three courses from Group II to obtain at least 12 credits of advanced study beyond the Biology Core. Two advanced courses must have approved laboratories.


Group I
Structure and Function of Multicellular Systems
 
BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology

3 credits

BIOL 3630/BIOL 8635Plant Anatomy and Development

4 credits

BIOL 3740/BIOL 8745Histology

4 credits

BIOL 4270/PSYC 4270/BIOL 8276/PSYC 8276Animal Behavior

3 credits

BIOL 4280/PSYC 4280/BIOL 8286/PSYC 8286Laboratory Research in Biology: Animal Behavior

3 credits

BIOL 4320/PSYC 8326/PSYC 4320/BIOL 8326Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

BIOL 4380/BIOL 8386Morphology of Non-Vascular Plants

4 credits

BIOL 4390/BIOL 8396Vascular Plant Morphology

3 credits

BIOL 4440/BIOL 8446Plant Physiology

4 credits

BIOL 4710Toxicology

3 credits

BIOL 4730/BIOL 8736Vertebrate Endocrinology

3 credits

BIOL 4740/BIOL 8746Animal Physiology

3 credits

BIOL 4950/BIOL 8956Vertebrate Embryology and Anatomy

4 credits

Group II
Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 3830Biology of Pathogenic Microorganisms

3 credits

BIOL 4130/BIOL 8136Molecular Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 4140/BIOL 8146Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIOL 4450/BIOL 8456Virology

3 credits

BIOL 4454/BIOL 8454Virology Laboratory

1 credit

BIOL 4640/BIOL 8646Microbial Physiology

4 credits

BIOL 4650/CHEM 4650/BIOL 8656/CHEM 8656Biochemistry I

3 credits

BIOL 4654/CHEM 4654/BIOL 8654/CHEM 8654Biochemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

BIOL 4660/CHEM 4660/BIOL 8666/CHEM 8666Biochemistry II

3 credits

BIOL 4664/CHEM 4664/BIOL 8664/CHEM 8664Biochemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

BIOL 4850/BIOL 8856Developmental Biology

4 credits

BIOL 4860/BIOL 8866Comparative Genomics

3 credits

BIOL 4870/NEUR 4870/BIOL 8876/NEUR 8876Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

3 credits

BIOL 4960/BIOL 8966Advanced Genetics

3 credits

Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology

3 credits

BIOL 3630/BIOL 8635Plant Anatomy and Development

4 credits

BIOL 3740/BIOL 8745Histology

4 credits

BIOL 4270/PSYC 4270/BIOL 8276/PSYC 8276Animal Behavior

3 credits

BIOL 4280/PSYC 4280/BIOL 8286/PSYC 8286Laboratory Research in Biology: Animal Behavior

3 credits

BIOL 4320/PSYC 8326/PSYC 4320/BIOL 8326Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

BIOL 4380/BIOL 8386Morphology of Non-Vascular Plants

4 credits

BIOL 4390/BIOL 8396Vascular Plant Morphology

3 credits

BIOL 4440/BIOL 8446Plant Physiology

4 credits

BIOL 4710Toxicology

3 credits

BIOL 4730/BIOL 8736Vertebrate Endocrinology

3 credits

BIOL 4740/BIOL 8746Animal Physiology

3 credits

BIOL 4950/BIOL 8956Vertebrate Embryology and Anatomy

4 credits

Biodiversity

BIOL 3100/GEOL 3100Invertebrate Paleontology

3 credits

BIOL 3104Invertebrate Paleontology Lab

1 credit

BIOL 3530/BIOL 8535Flora of The Great Plains

3 credits

BIOL 3730/BIOL 8735Fauna of The Great Plains

3 credits

BIOL 4340/BIOL 8346Ichthyology

4 credits

BIOL 4350/BIOL 8356Lichenology

3 credits

BIOL 4370/BIOL 8376Phycology

3 credits

BIOL 4430/BIOL 8436Biology of Fungi

3 credits

BIOL 4780/BIOL 8786Vertebrate Zoology

4 credits

BIOL 4790/BIOL 8796Mammalogy

4 credits

BIOL 4840/BIOL 8846Herpetology

4 credits

BIOL 4880/BIOL 8886Invertebrate Zoology

4 credits

BIOL 4920/BIOL 8926Parasitology

4 credits

BIOL 4940/BIOL 8946Entomology

4 credits

BIOL 4980/BIOL 8986Ornithology

4 credits

Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

BIOL 4100/GEOL 4100/BIOL 8106/GEOG 8106/GEOL 8106/GEOG 4100Biogeography

3 credits

BIOL 4120/BIOL 8126Conservation Biology

3 credits

BIOL 4180/BIOL 8186Limnology

4 credits

BIOL 4210/BIOL 8216Fire Ecology

3 credits

BIOL 4220/BIOL 8226Population Biology

4 credits

BIOL 4230/BIOL 8236Organic Evolution

3 credits

BIOL 4240/BIOL 8246Marine Biology

3 credits

BIOL 4250/BIOL 8256Field Marine Biology

1 credit

BIOL 4410/ENVN 4410/BIOL 8416Wetland Ecology and Management

3 credits

BIOL 4540Principles of Systematics

3 credits

BIOL 4570/BIOL 8576Paleobotany

4 credits

One of the following chemistry sequences is required:
CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

OR
CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

Required lecture and lab coursework in physics include one of the following pairings or groupings:

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1 credit

OR
PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

OR

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Additional requirements include:

  • one approved course in statistics
  • and 6 additional hours of approved courses in mathematics, statistics, or computer science.

Advanced writing course

All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major. For the biology major, the advanced writing requirement can be fulfilled 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.