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THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
REQUIREMENTS FOR A B.S. IN BIOLOGY

(updated 16 August 2004)
Click HERE to view and print the .pdf file of the requirements (all items listed below) to achieve a Bacherlor of Science degree in Biology. HTML versions of the same contents can be viewed by selecting the links below.

Please address questions to Dr. Martha Kory (Chair, advising committee) or any other biology advisor (visit the Biology office for a list of advisors and office hours)

Select the highlighted topic of interest for further information on the requirements for obtaining a B.S. in Biology.

I. University General Education Requirements

II. Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences Requirements

III. Biology Department Requirements

IV. Credits needed for graduation

V. Areas of specialization within biology (optional)

Information for those planning to apply to medical school


Research Opportunities:

The Department of Biology has many faculty that maintain active research programs.  Many of these research projects will not realize their full potential without the assistance of interested students.  Research participation may take the form of general lab maintenance to active participation in experiments and even experimental design.  Students with a real desire to experience science in action and to gain valuable work experience are encouraged to seek out professors in the department to inquire about opportunities.  Even if one faculty member may not need assistance at a particular time, they will be able to direct you to others that may be able to help.  The research projects listed below do not represent all the possibilities for research in the department but does provide some opportunities.

 Student Research Opportunities


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