Biology major required courses-6.5courses Cacti in the desert section of the Kopinski Greenhouse. Located in the Center for Science and Bus... Cacti in the desert section of the Kopinski Greenhouse. Located in the Center for Science and Business, the greenhouse is another work opportunity for biology students.

  • BIOL 150 Investigating Biological Concepts
  • BIOL 155 Evolution, Ecology & Diversity
  • BIOL 202 Genetics
  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry
  • BIOL 210 Research Methods
  • BIOL 440 & 450* Research I & II
  • BIOL 350 Science Seminar (2 semesters)

*BIOL 440 and 450 must be taken in sequential semesters and may be replaced with an approved off-campus research experience. Students completing both semesters of the Phage Hunters investigative lab experience will likewise be exempt from BIOL 440 and 450.

Four additional required BIOL electives (upper level, 200 and up)

These would vary depending on the student. Students can pick any four.

Health careers or cell and molecular research:

  • BIOL 200 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 302 Microbiology
  • BIOL 320 Parasitology
  • BIOL 325 Advanced Physiology

Ecology and Conservation:

  • BIOL 201 Field Botany
  • BIOL 307 Ecology
  • BIOL 315 Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 333 Evolution
  • BIOL 345 Animal Behavior

Three additional required Math and Science electives (pick 3)

  • STAT 201 Statistics I
  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • MATH 152 Calculus II (151 prerequisite)
  • PHYS 130 Physics I (MATH 151 co-requisite)
  • PHYS 132 Physics II (MATH 152 co-requisite)
  • PHYS 214 Computational Methods (PHYS 132 and COMP 160 prerequisites)
  • PHYS 267 Dynamics of Atmosphere (130 prerequisite, 132 co-requisite)
  • CHEM 220 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 228 Organic I (220 prerequisite)
  • CHEM 230 Organic II (220 and 228 prerequisites)

Biology minor required courses

  • BIOL 150 Investigating Biological Concepts
  • BIOL 155 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Diversity
  • BIOL 202 Genetics

Two other BIOL credits 200 level or above.

Process for approving other courses

Our students, in consultation with their advisor, can propose an alternate course to fulfill the three additional required math and science electives requirement. The proposal should be submitted to the chair of the biology department.

Transfer Credits:

Across the Core Curriculum and other programs of Monmouth College, most transfer courses are accepted. Departments Chairs have the final determination regarding how transfer credit will be applied to meet major or minor requirements. More information for transfer students is available on our Admission Transfer Credits page.