Department of Biological Sciences

Programs in the Department of Biological Sciences provide scientific training as part of an arts and sciences education and develop an understanding of the nature of biological systems. The courses we offer furnish a broad scientific background for advanced study in various biological and medical areas.

A note about advanced placement equivalencies: Students who receive a score of 3 on the AP biology exam can receive credit for BIO 105 and BIO 106, which meet the needs of students in non-science areas. Students who receive a score of 4 on the AP biology exam can receive credit for BIO 101 and BIO 102. For students majoring in the natural sciences, we strongly encourage students to begin with BIO 150 and BIO 151, regardless of whether they receive credit for BIO 101 and BIO 102.