Roanoke College

Biology: Bachelor of Arts Checklist

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Suggested Freshman Year Courses:
BIOL 120 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 125 BIODIVERSITY done need
CHEM 111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I done need
CHEM 112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II done need
INQ 240 STATISTICAL REASONING done need

MATH 112 CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES OF CALCULUS
OR done need
MATH 121 CALCULUS I

Suggested Sophomore Year Courses:
PHYS 103 FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS I done need
OR
INQ 250PH SCIENTIFIC REASONING
Suggested Junior or Senior Year Courses:
BIOL 455 SEMINAR (1/2 UNIT) done need
BIOLOGY CORE AREAS:
Molecular Biology and Genetics Courses (one unit required):
BIOL 315 GENETICS done need
BIOL 345 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 346 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 380 ADVANCED GENETICS done need
BIOL 400 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 410 GENOMICS done need
Cell Biology & Microbiology Courses (one unit required):
BIOL 210 CELL BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 305 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY done need
BIOL 345 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 346 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 365 PLANT ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY done need
BIOL 390 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 410 GENOMICS done need
BIOL 420 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY done need
Integrative Biology Courses (one unit required):
BIOL 235 MICROBIOLOGY done need
BIOL 240 ALGAE & FUNGI done need
BIOL 265 PLANT KINGDOM done need
BIOL 270 INVERTEBRATE BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 275 VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 280 ANIMAL BIOLOGY done need
BIOL 345 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 346 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 365 PLANT ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY done need
Ecology and Evolution Courses (one unit required):
BIOL 205 GENERAL ECOLOGY done need
BIOL 225 HISTORY OF LIFE done need
BIOL 300 AQUATIC ECOLOGY done need
BIOL 345 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 346 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
BIOL 360 TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY done need
 BIOL 415 EVOLUTION done need
Core Conditions:
Complete at least one additional course from any of the four core areas.
At least three of the five core area courses must be laboratory courses.
At least two 200 laboratory courses must be completed.
At least two of the five core area courses must be 300 level or higher.
Please Note:
  • Courses cross-listed in more than one core area may not be used to satisfy the requirement for more than one core area.
  • Independent study courses (BIOL 350, 355, 460, 470, 495, 496, 497) and Internship (BIOL 450) are taken in addition to major requirements and may not be counted as part of the upper division course requirement.