Biology majors complete 21 credits of Biology electives defined as follows: 12 "depth" credit hours must be courses with a “BIOS” prefix, excluding BIOS 4694-BIOS 4699. Biology Elective courses that are cross-listed with other departments are included in these 12 depth credit hours. The remaining 9 "breadth" credit hours can be selected from: other BIOS 3000-level and higher courses, BIOS 4695, BIOS 4697, BIOS 4699, VIP courses with a Biological Sciences instructor, and a list of approved courses offered in the other departments. See the Biology Degree Requirements for more information.
- Biology Depth Electives: Depth electives allow you to gain deeper understanding in specific biological areas of your choice. Depth electives must have a "BIOS" prefix (or be cross-listed with a BIOS prefix). Biology internships, teaching, or research (BIOS 4695, 4697, 4699) cannot count toward Depth electives. A list of Biology Depth elective courses is available at the Courses and Syllabi page.
- Biology Breadth Electives: Breadth electives add a wider base of experience and knowledge to your Biology degree. Breadth electives can be selected from other BIOS 3XXX and higher courses, Biology internships, teaching, or research (BIOL 4695, 4697, 4699) VIP courses taught by a faculty member from the School of Biological Sciences, and a list of approved courses offered in other Schools below. For Business Option students, a maximum of 6 credits of Business Option electives can be applied to the 9 breadth credits. For Research Option students, a maximum of 2 credits of LMC 4701 and 4702 can be applied to the 9 breadth credits. A maximum of 6 credits can be applied to the 9 breadth credits from each of BIOS 4695, 4697, 4699, or VIP courses. Any additional credits of BIOS 4695, 4697, 4699, or VIP coursework can be applied to free electives.
Allowable Non-Biological Sciences Breadth Electives:
MGT 3062 - Financial Management
MGT 3300 - Marketing Management
MGT 4026 - Fin Report & Analysis I
MGT 4028 - Fin Analy & Rpt - Tech Firms
MGT 4030 - International Accounting
MGT 4192 -IMPACT Forum
MGT 4193 - Serv Lead Values Systems
MGT 4194 - Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 4303 - Personal Sell & Sales Mgt
MGT 4304 - Strategic Brand Mgt
MGT 4307 - Strategic Marketing
MGT 4335 - International Marketing
MGT 4670 - Entrepreneurship