The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is designed to provide a thorough foundation in biology and other supporting areas of science and mathematics, while providing maximum flexibility and student choice. The degree program is administered jointly by the Department of Botany and the Department of Zoology and Physiology. Upon completion of the core requirements for the major (see list at www.uwyo.edu/biology), specific courses to complete the major will vary according to a student's interests and career plans and may be selected from a variety of departments on campus in consultation with a student's faculty advisor.
Department of Botany, 3165
114 Aven Nelson Building, 766-2380
Department of Zoology and Physiology, 3166
428 Biological Sciences Building, 766-4207
Freshman and Sophomore Years
Students take introductory courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. These courses provide the foundation for more advanced work in upper division biology courses and contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of biological processes.
Students take courses in genetics, ecology, evolution and statistics. Students should consult the biology degree web site for the list of requirements (www.uwyo.edu/biology) and meet with their adviser regularly to assess progress toward meeting all degree requirements.
In consultation with their advisors, students select advanced courses in the biological sciences that they find particularly interesting. Advisors maintain lists of suggested courses that include offerings from a variety of departments at UW.
A minor in biology is offered. For further information or see the web site http://www.uwyo.edu/Zoology/.
Students who plan to teach in secondary schools should consult the College of Education section.