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Biology, BS

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This major is administered by the Department of Biology .

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Biology program, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the multiple levels of complexity at which biological systems operate, from molecules to ecosystems and the biosphere, and explain the emergent properties and processes characteristic of each level
  2. Describe mechanisms for the continuity of life, including the processes of inheritance, development, and evolution
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the methods and philosophy of science, including articulation and application of the Scientific Method, collection and analysis of biological data, and application of professional ethics
  4. Critically evaluate and synthesize biological information from multiple sources, including the primary scientific literature, and communicate biological knowledge to both professional and non-professional audiences
  5. Articulate the application of biological science to meeting the needs of society, including basic research, stewardship of biodiversity, human health, and entrepreneurial innovation

Consists of a range from 55 to 62 credits, depending on the 100-level chemistry and cellular/molecular biology options taken.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.


BIOL 306  is waived if CNR Summer Field Experience or NRES 475  is completed.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Requirement

Collateral courses


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Biology Credits at UW-Stevens Point

Biology majors must complete at least 12 biology credits at UW-Stevens Point.

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