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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
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Biology, B.S.

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The Major in Biology

Requirements for a major in biology are met by taking a minimum of 64 semester hours in major courses which must include the following:

Biology Electives

Plus, twelve (12) semester hours of elective courses that must be numbered 300 or above (excluding BIO 590  , and limited to no more than four semester hours of BIO 620  and eight semester hours of BIO 660-690 ).

Biology Supporting Courses


A student who completes three biology courses (BIO prefix) and earns a grade lower than C- in each course prior to registering for BIO 601  will be identified as not making progress in the major. (Exceptions will be made for students who take a medical or personal leave for the semester). Students who are not making progress in the major will not be allowed to continue as a biology or molecular biology major.

Students cannot register for BIO 601  (Biology Capstone I) unless their major GPA is above a 2.0 and they are making progress in the major.

Honors Scholars majoring in biology or molecular biology are expected to attend and participate in BIO 601  while they write their Honors proposal.

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