The program requires the following courses:
50:120:101, 102 General Biology (4,4) or 50:120:127*,128, 129*,130 Principles of Biology and Laboratory (3,3,1,1)
50:160:115-116 Chemical Principles I,II (3,3)
50:160:125-126 Chemical Principles Laboratory I,II (1,1)
50:198:105 Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists (3) or 50:198:111 Programming Fundamentals (3) and 50:198:112 Software Laboratory I (1)
50:460:101 Introduction to the Earth (3)
50:640:130 Calculus for Business, Economics, and Life Sciences (3) or 50:640:121 Unified Calculus I (4)**
50:750:203-204 General Physics I,II (3,3)
50:750:205-206 General Physics Laboratory I,II (1,1)
50:960:183 Elementary Applied Statistics (3) or 50:960:283 Introduction to Statistics I (3)
The student must elect one of the following choices:
1. Three courses in biological sciences at the 200 level or above
2. Three courses in chemistry at the 200 level or above
3. Three courses in physics at the 200 level or above
4. Mathematics: 50:640:122 and two other mathematics courses at the 200 level or above
5. Computer science: 50:198:171 and two other computer science courses that require 50:198:111 as a prerequisite
The choice selected shall represent the major department for purposes of satisfying category eight of the general curricular requirements.
Finally, the student must complete four additional courses at the 200 level or above outside the selected area (1-5) chosen from among the natural sciences, mathematics (including 50:640:122), statistics, and computer science (including 50:198:171 or any computer science course that requires 50:198:111 as a prerequisite).
The student must achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 in the major.
It is strongly recommended that a student make early plans with the program adviser to satisfy prerequisites for any desired course beyond the first in a field. Before the end of the second year, the student is expected to submit for the adviser's approval his or her third- and fourth-year list of science courses.