Program Structure

**Did you know that you can take marine science and biology classes at Friday Harbor Laboratories, and they may count towards your Biology degree at UW Bothell?!  Check with your academic advisor for details.**
 


Program Structure

Required Courses:

  • B BIO 180 Intro Biology I (5)*
  • B BIO 200 Intro Biology II (5)*
  • B BIO 220 Intro Biology III (5)*
  • B BIO 360 Intro Genetics (5)
  • BES 312 Ecology (5)
  • B BIO 466 Evolution (5)
  • BES 301 Science Methods and Practice (5)
  • BIS 380 Bioethics (5)

Cell/Subcellular Biology (choose one course from the following list):

  • B BIO 364 Biochemistry (5)
  • B BIO 365 Biochemistry II(5)
  • B BIO 370 Microbiology(5)
  • B BIO 3xx Microbiology II(5)
  • B BIO 380 Cell Biology(5)

Physiology (choose one course from the following list):

  • B BIO 351 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I (5)
  • B BIO 352 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II (5)

Investigative Biology (choose from the following list):

  • Approved Undergraduate research (B BIO 498; 5)
  • Approved Internship/ Independent Study (B BIO 499; 5)
  • B BIO 495 Investigative Biology (5)
Note: this requirement may be fulfilled with an internship that does not earn course credit. In such cases, students should be aware that the 180-credit graduation requirement still applies.

Biology and Society (choose one course from the following list):

  • B BIO 231/BISSTS 231 Genes, Genomes and Heredity
  • B BIO 232/BISSTS 232 Embryos, Genes and Reproductive Technology
  • B BIO 305 Science and Ethics of Stem Cells
  • B BIO 310 Brain and Behavior
  • BES 362 Intro to Restoration Ecology
  • BES 462 Restoration Ecology Network Capstone
  • BES 485 Conservation Biology
  • BIS 241 Nature and the Northwest
  • BIS 243 Intro to Environmental Issues
  • BIS 306 Marine Diversity and Conservation
  • BIS 356 Ethics and the Environment
  • BIS 391 Environmental History of the Pacific NW Bioregion
  • BIS 405/B EDUC 493 Environmental Education
  • BIS 411 Biotechnology and Society
  • BIS 459 Conservation and Sustainable Development
  • BISSTS 307 Science Technology and Society

Biology Electives (choose three courses from the following list):

  • B BIO 350 Animal Physiology (5)
  • B BIO 364 Biochemistry (5)
  • B BIO 365 Biochemistry II (5)
  • B BIO 370 Microbiology (5)
  • B BIO 3xx Microbiology II (5)
  • B BIO 380 Cell Biology (5)
  • B BIO 315 Human Anatomy (5)
  • B BIO 310 Brain and Behavior (5)
  • B BIO 460 Developmental Biology (5)
  • BES 485 Conservation Biology (5)
  • BES 488 Wetland Ecology (5)
  • BES 462, 463, 464 Restoration Ecology Capstone (10-counts as two electives)
  • BES 489 Pacific NW Ecosystems (5)
  • BES 490 Pacific NW Plants in Restoration & Conservation (5)
  • BIS 306 Marine Diversity and Conservation (5)
  • BIS 381 History of Life (5)

Chemisty

  • B CHEM 142 General Chemistry I (5)*
  • B CHEM 152 General Chemistry II (5)*
  • B CHEM 162 General Chemistry III (5)*
  • B CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I (4)

Physics

  • B PHYS 114/117 General Physics I (4+1)
  • B PHYS 115/118 General Physics II (4+1)

Alternatively, students may substitute the Calculus-based Physics option:

  • B PHYS 121 Mechanics
  • B PHYS 122 Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion

Mathematics

  • B CUSP 124 Calculus I (5)
  • BIS 315 Statistics (5)

VLPA - 15 credits

I&S - 15 credits

Composition/Writing - 15 credits

* Prerequisite courses.
 

Program Policies

If more than one course is taken from the list of courses that satisfy the
Cell/Subcellular Biology requirement, or the Physiology requirement,
then the additional courses may be counted as Biology electives. For example, if a student takes both Biochemistry and Microbiology, one counts toward the Cell/Subcell requirement, and one can count as a Biology elective.

Some courses may be used to satisfy the Bio & Society requirement, or
a Biology elective requirement, but a single course cannot be used to
satisfy both requirements. For example, BES 485 Conservation Biology may count either as a Biology elective, or as a Bio & Society course, but not both.

The lists of electives and Biology & Society courses will be updated as needed. Please verify that a course fulfills the requirement with your Program Advisor.

Biology Core Curriculum may be accessed by clicking the following link: Biology-Curriculum.docx

 

Did You Know?

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