Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

 Requirements for a Biology Major with Teaching are 30 hours of required courses in biology and 20 hours of supporting courses, as follows:

Major Requirements26
Introduction to Biological and Health Science Research
Organization of Life: Genetics and Cell Biology
Diversity of Life: An Introduction to Zoology and Botany
Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ecology and Evolution
The Integrated Biological and Health Scientist
Biochemistry Molecular Biology Capstone
Neuroscience Capstone
Select 4 credits of 300-level lab classes4
Required Supporting Courses16
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Principles of Organic Chemistry
Methods of Teaching High School Science
Methods of Teaching Middle Grade Science
Select one of the following:4
The Dynamic Earth and Environment (or ENVR 212)
General Physics I
Dakota Skies: Astronomy and Atmospheric Science in the Black Hills
Total Credits50

Cross-referenced courses cannot be counted toward a Biology major if they are included in the major or minor program of another department.

Students may register for biology elective credit in courses within cooperative programs such as those offered by Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA), the Morton Arboretum or the Shedd Aquarium.