General Biology Requirements
To complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology you must complete 68 - 74 semester hours of course work, including 4 semester hours in mathematics, 16 semester hours in chemistry, 8 semester hours in physics, and 40 semester hours in general biology. Please note: You should consult with an advisor to determine which biology courses will be most applicable to your interests and career goals.
You must maintain at least a 2.0 average in all biology courses attempted and a 2.0 average in all biology courses taken at UAB in order to graduate. The current UAB course repeat policy will be used in calculating the grade point average. A minimum of nine semester hours in the major must be taken at UAB. Transfer students should be aware of the Department of Biology's policy regarding transfer credit.
Students entering Fall 2010 or later must complete a Major Fields Test and Capstone course- BY 408, BY 430, BY 494, or BY 497 for graduation.
Complete the following courses:
One course in ecology and evolution.
One course in organismal biology.
One course in physiology and development.
One course in cellular/molecular biology.
Note: You cannot apply BY 101, 102, 107, 111, 112, 116, or 261 toward the biology major.