Undergraduate Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Degree Requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper-division credits. Requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate core: 48-52 credits
  • Biology major requirements: 123-126 credits
  • Electives if need to complete 180 total college credits

Degree Checklist and Guides

Biology Curriculum Checklist (PDF)


Biology Minor (29 credits)

The minor in biology includes a required introductory biology sequence with a chemistry prerequisite or co-requisite (BI 211, BI 212, BI 213, Principles of Biology), a required course in cell and molecular biology (BI314) and 13 or more credits of upper division courses offered under the elective listed on the curriculum checklist.

Biology Minor Curriculum Checklist (PDF)

Four-Year Sample Plan

A degree pathway is important to student success. To help you explore your major coursework, and for you to begin the process of creating an individualized academic plan we have created a sample plan for the biology major. These plans also include academic and co-curricular opportunities ideas for each academic year.

This is a sample plan intended for informational purposes only. Students will work with their OSU academic advisor to create degree plan that works best for each biology student.

Biology Four-Year Sample Plan (PDF)