RESIDENCY & GRADE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credit hours of Biology applied to the Major must be taken at the University of Oregon. All Biology (BI prefix) courses used to meet the Major requirements must be passed with a C-, P, or better.
CHEMISTRY, MATH, & PHYSICS: Offered at the Eugene Campus
|General Chemistry||CH 221,222,223 or CH 224H, 225H, 226H (12 cr)|
|General Chemistry Lab||CH 227, 228, 229 or CH 237,238,239 (6 cr)|
|Organic Chemistry||CH 331, and CH 335 or 336 (8 cr)|
|Calculus for the Biological Sci or Calculus||MATH 246, 247 or 251, 252 (8 cr)|
|General or Foundation of Physics||PH 201, 202, 203 or 251, 252, 253 (12 cr)|
LOWER DIVISION BIOLOGY: Offered at the Eugene Campus
Option A. Biology Honors Sequence
|Option B. General Biology Sequence
Enrollment required C- or better in college-level chemistry lecture course (CH 111, 113, 221, 224H)
|BI 281H Cells, Biochemistry, & Physiology||5cr||BI 211 Cells||4cr|
|BI 282H Genetics & Molecular Biology||5cr||BI 212 Organisms||4cr|
|BI 283H Evolution , Diversity & Ecology||5cr||BI 213 Populations||4cr|
|BI 214 Mechanisms||4cr|
UPPER-DIVISION BIOLOGY: Complete a minimum of 44 upper-division Biology credits including 1, 2, and 3 below:
1. At least one course completed from Areas I, II, and III. Offered at the Eugene campus unless noted at OIMB.
|Area I: Cellular/ Molecular||Area II: Systems/Organisms|
|BI 320 Molecular Genetics
||4cr||BI 330 & 331 Microbiology & Lab||6cr|
|BI 322 Cell Biology (Eugene & OIMB)
||4cr||BI 353 Sensory Physiology||4cr|
|BI 328 Developmental Biology||4cr||BI 355 Vertebrate Evol & Development||4cr|
|BI 360 Neurobiology||4cr||BI 356 Animal Physiology||4cr|
|BI 457 Molecular Marine Biology (OIMB only)||5cr||BI 359/399 Plant Biology||4cr|
|BI 399 Visual Systems||4cr|
|BI 399 Auditory Systems||4cr|
|BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (OIMB only )||8cr|
|Area III: Ecology/Evolution|
|BI 357 Marine Biology||4cr|
|BI 370 Ecology||4cr|
|BI 374 Conservation Biology||4cr|
|BI 375 Biological Diversity||4cr|
|BI 380 Evolution||4cr|
|BI 390 Animal Behavior (Eugene & OIMB )||4cr|
2. Three terms of full time (at least 12 credits) enrollment in courses at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Courses are offered every term, including Summer, and students may arrange research or internship credits during any term.
- Up to 4 credits of BI 408 OIMB Summer Workshops may be applied to the 44 credit upper-division Biology requirement.
- BI 357 Marine Biology may not be taken for credit after credit is received for either BI 458 Biological Oceanography or BI 474 Marine Ecology.
3. At least 12 credits with a BI prefix numbered 420 to 499.
A list of the 400-level courses offered at OIMB each term can be found here.
LIMITATIONS WITHIN THE 44 CREDIT UPPER-DIVISION REQUIREMENT:
BI 403 Thesis, BI 405 Reading, BI 406 Field Studies, BI 407 Seminar, BI 408 Laboratory Projects, BI 409 Practicum, and BI 410 Senior Research qualify for general University of Oregon upper-division credit, but can not be applied to the 44 credit upper-division requirement for the Marine Biology Major.
BI 401 Research or BI 402 Supervised College Teaching: A maximum of 4 credits of BI 401 Research and/or BI 402 Supervised College Teaching may be applied to the 44 credit upper-division Biology requirement provided that:
a. prior to enrolling in BI 401 or 402, a proposal is written and approved by a faculty sponsor and
b. after the work is completed, an approved written journal or report is submitted to the faculty sponsor.
UPPER-DIVISION 300-LEVEL COURSES OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN BI 211, BI 212, AND BI 213. Some courses may have additional prerequisites, please see the U of O catalog.
|BI 307 Forest Biology||BI 375 Biological Diversity|
|BI 357 Marine Biology||BI 380 Evolution|
|BI 370 Ecology||BI 390 Animal Behavior|
|BI 374 Conservation Biology|
MARINE BIOLOGY HONORS
For detalis on the marine biology honors program click here