Concentration in Biology

Overview and Advisory Board

Biology

The biology concentration is designed for those students who wish to go on to graduate school, medical school, or who desire to work for biotech firms, government agencies or environmental organizations. Our interdisciplinary curriculum will benefit students who choose to pursue graduate studies in biology, oceanography or environmental science.

Advisory Board: 

 

Note for Pre-Med students | Suggested courses for Pre-med students

Electives:

Biology Electives are given below. Other FAU courses may be used only with the prior approval of the Concentration Advisor. Students are reminded that they need 45 upper-level (3000 or 4000-level) credits to graduate.

Courses

Concentration in Biology

Course # Course Name Credits
BSC 1010, 1010L Honors Biological Principles with Lab 4
BSC 1011, 1011L Honors Biodiversity with Lab 4
CHM 2045, 2045L Honors General Chemistry I with Lab 4
CHM 2046, 2046L Honors General Chemistry II with Lab 4
MAC 2311 Honors Calculus I 
with Analytic Geometry
4
STA 2023 Honors Introductory Statistics 3
PHY 2048, 2048L Honors General Physics I with Lab 5
CHM 2210, 2204L Honors Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
CHM 2211, 2205L Honors Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
BCH 3033 Honors Biochemistry 3
PCB 3063 Honors Genetics 4
  Biology Electives 18
IDS 4970 Honors Thesis (two semesters) 6
  Total Credits 67

 

Biology Electives

Course # Course Name Credits
BOT 3501, 3501L Honors Introduction 
to Plant Biology with Lab
4
BSC 1933 Honors Freshman Seminar 3
BSC 2084, 2084L Honors Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 4
BSC 3452 Honors Experimental Design and Data Analysis 3
BSC 4402L Honors Fluorescence Microscopy Lab  1
BSC 4403L Honors Biotechnology Lab 2
BSC 4442 Honors Molecular Ecology 3
BSC 4905 Honors Directed 
Independent Study in Biology
1-3
BSC 4930 Honors Eukaryotic Genomes 3
BSC 4930 Honors Environmental Field Ecology 3
BSC 4930 Honors Special Topics in Biology 1-3
BSC 4930 Honors Endocrinology 3
BSC 4930 Honors Science of Addiction 3
BSC 4930 Honors Molecular Pharmacology 3
BSC 4930 Honors Intro to Structural Molecular Biology 2
EVR 4420 Honors Marine Conservation 3
EVS 4414 Honors Conservation Biology 3
MCB 3020 (w/3020L) Honors Microbiology (with Lab) 3 (4)
OCB 3012, 3012L Honors Marine Biology 
and Oceanography with Lab
4
PCB 3351, 3351L Honors Tropical Rainforests with Lab 6
PCB 3352 Honors Issues in Human Ecology 3
PCB 3411 Honors Animal Behavior 3
PCB 3703, PCB 3703L Honors Human Morphology and Function I with Lab 4
PCB 3704, PCB 3704L Honors Human Morphology and Function II with Lab 4
PCB 4024 Honors Molecular Cell Biology 3
PCB 4043 Honors Principles of Ecology 3
PCB 4102 Honors Cell Biology 4
PCB 4233 Honors Immunology 3
PCB 4234 Honors Biology of Cancer  3
PCB 4253 Honors Developmental Biology 3
PCB 4414 Honors Behavioral Ecology 4
PCB 4673 Honors Evolution 3
ZOO 2303, 2303L Honors Vertebrate Zoology with Lab 4
ZOO 4556 Honors Coral Reef Ecology 3
ZOO 4742 Honors Principles of Human Neuroanatomy 3

Note: Students in the Max Planck Honors Program may count Introduction to Neuroscience Research (PSB 4003, 1 credit) and two distinct MPHP Enrichment courses (1 credit each) as their 3 credit, Biology elective.

 

Suggested courses for Pre-med students

PHY 2049 Honors General Physics II (4 credits)
PHY 2049L Honors General Physics II Lab (1 credit)
MAC 2312 Honors Calculus II (4 credits)
Other requirements for the Biology concentration: 67 credits (see above)
Total credits: 76