Program Structure

** Biology classes at Friday Harbor Laboratories 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