Courses for a Degree in Biology

A college degree in biology focuses on the study of all types of living things.

For this major you’ll take lots of biology classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a biologist.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in biology:

Biology Courses:

  • Principles of Genetics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Seminar in Biology
  • Biology Lab
  • Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry + Lab
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Cell Structures and Functions
  • Fundamental Microbiology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology