BS Degree Course Substitutions

All graduate course substitutions listed below must be pre-approved by the Combined Degree Coordinator and the appropriate Graduate Coordinator, and must be specified in an approved Combination Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Request form.

Biology Major, Applied Biology Track (CALS)

Required coursework for the BS in Biology, Applied Biology track includes a minimum of 21 credits of approved applied biology electives. Up to 12 credits may be substituted with graduate coursework that is consistent with the student learning outcomes for the BS degree program.

Biology Major, Biotechnology Track (CALS)

Required coursework for the BS in Biology, Biotechnology track includes a minimum of 6 credits of approved biotechnology electives. Up to 6 credits may be substituted with graduate coursework that is consistent with the student learning outcomes for the BS degree program. Up to 6 additional credits of core coursework in genetics, microbiology, cell biology, and evolution may be substituted with analogous, higher-level graduate coursework.

Biology Major, Natural Science Track (CALS)

Required coursework for the BS in Biology, Natural Science track includes a minimum of 21 credits of approved natural science electives. Up to 12 credits may be substituted with graduate coursework that is consistent with the student learning outcomes for the BS degree program.

Biology Major, Pre-Professional Track (CALS and CLAS)

Required coursework for the BS in Biology, Pre-professional track includes a minimum of 12 credits of approved additional life science electives. Up to 12 credits may be substituted with graduate coursework that is consistent with the student learning outcomes for the BS degree program. Note that research credits are also included as approved life science electives in this track, so combination degree students in this track cannot apply research credits toward the major requirements. However, core coursework in genetics, microbiology/cell biology, and physiology may be substituted with analogous, higher-level graduate coursework.

Botany Major, Botanical Research Track (CALS and CLAS)

Up to 12 credits of core coursework in genetics, evolution, plant taxonomy, plant physiology, cell biology, and biodiversity may be substituted with analogous, higher-level graduate coursework.