Biology Core Curriculum

College of Letters & Science

About Biocore

Why do students choose Biocore? (see brochure)

Broad, in-depth and integrated biology program fulfilling requirements and preparing students for any biological science major

  • Introductory to intermediate level course work that builds over four semesters
  • Smaller class size and high instructor/student ratio
  • Peer mentoring, outreach, and directed study opportunities
  • Collaborative and supportive learning community
  • Heavy emphasis on problem-solving, critical thinking, research, writing and the process of science

Biocore fulfills requirements

  • 16-18 credits of intro to intermediate biology courses for bioscience majors (e.g. fulfills upper level genetics Genetics 466, Physiology 335, and intermediate lab requirement for Biology majors)
  • University's Communication B requirements
  • Honors course credit towards honors in the major 
  • Earn Biology Core Curriculum Honors transcript stamp (see F.A.Q. for details)

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What do alumni say about their Biocore experience? Alumni videos 

Biocore Program Goals - Click here

Biocore Teaching Philosophy - Click here