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Dr. Kenneth Rastall
Department Chair
Email: krastall@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-2334


Biology Major Requirements


Upon the completion of the biology program, students will demonstrate proficiency in:
1. Understanding the principles & concepts fundamental to biology
2. Performing laboratory techniques appropriate for entry-level biologists
3. Problem-solving and analytical thinking
4. Oral and written communication

In addition to completing the core curriculum requirements, biology majors must complete the following courses:

BIO 107 Evolution and Ecology 3 crs
BIO 108 Form and Function 3 crs
BIO 109 Cells and Chromosomes 3 crs
BIO 121, 122 General Biology Labs 1 cr ea
BIO 205, 221 Ecology and Lab 3 and 1 crs
BIO 210, 222 Genetics and Lab 3 and 1 crs
BIO 320, 321 Vertebrate Biology and Lab 3 and 1 crs
BIO 330, 331 Developmental Biology and Lab 3 and 1 crs
BIO 340, 342 Cell & Molecular Biology and Lab 3 and 1 crs
BIO 375, 376,475 Student Research 1 cr ea
BIO 424, 426 Advanced Physiology Lab, Molecular Biology Lab 1 cr ea
BIO 480, 482 Biology Seminar, Research Seminar 3 crs
400-Level BIO.
Electives (2)
Advanced Biology Electives 3 or 4 crs ea
CHE 110, 120 General Chemistry I, II 4 crs ea
CHE 121, 122 General Chemistry Labs I, II 1 cr ea
CHE 221, 222 Organic Chemistry 4 crs ea
CHE 231, 232 Organic Chemistry Labs 1 cr ea
PHY 110, 120 Physics I, II 4 crs ea
PHY 121, 122 Physics Labs I, II 2 cr ea
MAT 108 or 111 Precalculus or Calculus 3 or 4 crs
MAT 204 Statistics 3 crs
    83-85 crs


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