Major Requirements for Biology Majors

Required Courses Semester Hours
BIO 111 Introduction to Biology I 4
BIO 112 Introduction to Biology II 4
BIO 221 Cell Biology 4
BIO 322 Genetics 4
BIO 331 Microbiology 4
BIO 471 Senior Seminar I 1
BIO 472 Senior Seminar II 1
CHE 115 General Chemistry I 3
CHE 116 General Chemistry II 3
CHE 117 General Chemistry Lab I 1
CHE 118 General Chemistry Lab II 1
CHE 225 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 226 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 227 Organic Laboratory I 1
CHE 228 Organic Laboratory II 2
MAT 221 Calculus I 3
PHY 123-124 Introduction to Physics I, II 4
  or  
PHY 223, 224 General Physics I, II 8
  Total 47

Biology Electives:

(11-12 hours minimum required out of which 7-8 hours must be from 300 and 400 level courses.)
BIO 211 Basic Nutrition 3
BIO 231 Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity 4
BIO 232 Plant Science 4
BIO 242 Environmental Science 3
BIO 301 Histology 4
BIO 332 General Physiology 4
BIO 342 Comparative Anatomy 4
BIO 412 Biochemistry 3
BIO 417 Biochemistry Laboratory 1
BIO 444 Molecular Biology 4
BIO 461 Topics in Biology 1-3

Major Requirements for Biology Education Majors

Required Courses Semester Hours

Education Course Requirements

EDU 214 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 217 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDU 221 Introduction to Foundations of Ed 3
EDU 252 Behavioral Management, K-12 3
EDU 312 Reading Instruction, K 12 3
EDU 335 Methods, Materials, Ed. Tech. In Class 3
EDU 336 Tests, Measurements & Evaluation 3
EDU 424 Student Teaching in Elementary School and Seminar 15
  or  
EDU 436 Student Teaching in Secondary School and Seminar 15
Hours 36

Biology Course Requirements

BIO 111 Introduction to Biology I 4
BIO 112 Introduction to Biology II 4
BIO 221 Cell Biology 4
BIO 322 Genetics 4
BIO 331 Microbiology 4
BIO XXX Biology Electives (2) 8
CHE 115, 117 General Chemistry I/II 6
CHE 116, 118 General Chemistry I/II Labs 2
PHY 123, 124 Introduction to Physics 8
Hours 44

Requirements for Minor in Biology

Required Courses Semester Hours
Biology 111 Introduction to Biology I 4
Biology 112 Introduction to Biology II 4
Biology 221 Cell Biology 4
Biology 322 Genetics 4
Biology XXX Elective (1) 4
Hours 19-20

Special Requirements

Biology majors are required to take all of the core courses (BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 221, BIO 331, BIO 322) at Tougaloo College. Students must obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all biology courses and required supporting courses in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Students must receive a minimum grade of “C” in all pre-requisites to courses in which they enroll. Biology majors must obtain the permission of their academic advisor and the Department Chair before taking any Biology course or required elective course at another institution. Biology majors will be allowed to take or repeat only two Biology courses or required supportive courses outside the Department. Majors transferring from junior colleges cannot transfer Biology courses that would substitute for 300 or 400 level Biology courses at Tougaloo without approval of Biology Department. They must take all junior and senior level Biology courses at Tougaloo.