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)

see Transfer Student page for transfer planning and resources.

Pre-req and Science Placement Resources

Chemistry Placement and Prep
Biology Pre-req/Requirements Petition

Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Resources

Association of American Medical Colleges
Preparing for Medical School

OSU College of Science Pre-Med Resources


Biology Minor (48-51 credits)

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 four-year plan for the Biology major. These plans also include academic and co-curricular opportunities ideas for each academic year.

Biology Four-Year Sample Plan (PDF)