Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Concentration in General Biology

In addition to the core degree requirements, the following courses are taken in the BS in Biology to receive a concentration in General Biology1.


Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 31600 Basic Microbiology 4
BIOL 33300 Ecology 4
BIOL 357003 Animal Physiology 4

BIOLOGY ELECTIVES2 (Minimum 12 credit hours)

 Choose any 30000 level or higher biology elective courses (except BIOL 33000 Biostatistics). Maximum 3 credits in independent research/studies, practicum/ internship can be used for this requirement.

 1 Without applying for a specific biology concentration (Biotechnology, Ecology, Microbiology, or Physiology/ Cell Biology), Biology students are placed in the General Biology concentration which will appear on the transcript.

2 Availability of some required or elective courses in a particular semester may change. Please consult your advisor or check the biology website for current availability of elective courses.

3 BIOL 35700 may be replaced by BIOL 21400 Human Anatomy and Physiology II. BIOL 21300 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, a prerequisite of BIOL 21400 can be used as a free elective.