The biology degree allows students to explore biological topics that span the breadth of biology. A diverse selection of courses enable students to obtain a very broad expertise or to follow a specialized area of the discipline. The biology major prepares students for a wide range of career choices.
Students may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Biology or a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Each degree option requires 36-45 credits of biology courses of which 18 credits must be 3000-4000 level courses.
All coursework taken for the Biology major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better.
For a double major in Biology and Biotechnology, beyond BIOL 1450, BIOL 1750, BIOL 2140 and BIOL 3020, no other biology courses may count for both majors.
For a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies--Life Sciences, students may not count the same 3000-4000 level Biology courses towards both majors. Double majors are required to take a minimum of 5 additional upper division BIOL courses that are not part of the other major. These courses must be approved by the advisor and at least three of these must be lab courses. BIOL 3150 may not count as part of these upper division courses.
For a double major in Biology and Psychology or Biology and Neuroscience, beyond the required fundamentals courses, students cannot use a 3000/4000 level course to count toward both majors.
For a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology, with the exception of PSYC 3130, students cannot use a 3000/4000 level course to count toward both programs.
For a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Biology, students cannot use a 3000/4000 level course to count toward both programs.
Residency Requirement for Biology Majors:
Two upper level courses with labs (must meet Group requirements), need to be taken at UNO.
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