To earn a degree in Biology, the following courses are required:
- University Studies (General Education) = 51 hours. Some biology degree requirements also meet University Studies requirements (*),
- Core biology courses required = 24 hours.
- Courses required for options = 6-15 hours.
- Biology electives = 8-17 hours. The remaining hours required for the degree are comprised of additional requirements & suggested electives. The amount of hours varies depending on the option chosen. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory http://www.coms.usm.edu/GCRL/academic/ courses may also be used as electives with advisor approval.
- No minor is required.