Loras College - Department of Biology

LIB 112 Math Modelling or equivalent or concurrent enrollment is a prerequisite for all Biology course offerings.
BIOLOGY MAJOR -
34 credits in Biology (prerequisites are in parentheses)
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH MAJOR
34 credits as for Biology Major plus Bio. 389 Junior Seminar (1 cr) and Bio. 400 Readings and Thesis (1 cr) or Bio. 401 Honors Readings and Thesis (1cr)

A. Core area
Credits

4 Bio. 115 Principles of Bio. I - Genetics, Physiology, Develpmt, Cells
4 Bio. 116 Principles of Bio. II - Evolution, Ecology, & Biodiversity
3 Bio. 240 Plant Biology (116)
4 Bio. 250 Genetics (115)
3 Bio. 279 Experimental Design/Biostatistics (115&116)
4 Bio. 330 Evolutionary Ecology (115&116)
1 Bio 389 Junior Seminar (115&116)
4 Bio. 410 Cell & Molecular Biology (115 &116)
1 Bio. 489 Senior Seminar

B. Physiology area
4 Bio. 420 Vertebrate Physiology(115&116)
or4 Bio. 430 Plant Physiology (115 &116)

C. One elective (3-4 credits)
3 Bio. 220 Microbiology(115&116)
3 Bio. 230 Invertebrate Zoology (116)
3 Bio. 231 Vertebrate Zoology (116)
3 Bio. 232 Field Ornithology
3 Bio 242 Microbes (AH)
3 Bio. 255 Evolution
4 Bio 259 Issues in Environmental Biology (AH)
4 Bio 270 Human Exercsie: Measurement and Limits (AH)
3 Bio 272 Biology of Women (AH)
3 Bio 348 Immunology
3 Bio. 310 Animal Behavior
3 Bio 315 Bird Conservation in South Texas
2 Bio. 320 Subtropical Ecology
4 Bio. 365 Basic Human Anatomy (115)
4 Bio 375 Conservation Biology
4 Bio 395:Topics; Biology of Invasive Species

E. 23-24 credits in supporting courses:

12 credits CHEMISTRY
111 and 112 General Chemistry
and 233 Organic Chemistry

4 credits in PHYSICS
Phy. 110, 223 or above

4 credits in MATHEMATICS
Math 117 Precalculus or above
(Math 225 Calculus I is highly recommended)

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