Major in Biology

At least four courses plus the senior seminar must be taken in residence at Millsaps.

Students must take the following courses:

  • BIOL 1000 Introductory Cell Biology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 1010 General Botany with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 1020 General Zoology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 2000 Genetics (C or higher)

Four additional BIOL courses including at least one from the Structure and Function category and a different one from the Organisms and Environment category listed below.

Structure and Function:

  • BIOL 3100 Histology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3310 Ornithology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3370 Herpetology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3400 Comparative Animal Physiology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3430 Developmental Biology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3440 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3450 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3600 Invertebrate Zoology with Lab (C or higher)

Organisms and Environment:

  • BIOL 2200 Ecology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 2220 Evolution and Systematics with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3200 Aquatic Biology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3210 Ecology of the Galapagos Islands (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3220 Biogeography of the American Southwest (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3230 Field Arachnology (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3310 Ornithology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3320 Biology of Terrestrial Arthropods with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3350 Conservation Biology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3370 Herpetology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3380 Wetland Ecology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3600 Invertebrate Zoology with Lab (C or higher)

Cellular and Molecular Processes:

  • BIOL 3300 Molecular Cell Biology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3510 Immunology (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3520 Microbiology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3530 Molecular Genetics and Genomics with Lab (C or higher)

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • BIOL 4900 Senior Seminar (C or higher)

Minor in Biology

For the minor, at least three out of the necessary five courses must be taken in residence at Millsaps.

Students must complete these courses:

  • BIOL 1000 Introductory Cell Biology with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 1010 General Botany with Lab (C or higher)
  • BIOL 1020 General Zoology with Lab (C or higher)

Two additional upper-level (2000 or above) BIOL courses for 4 credit hours each are required:

  • BIOL 2/3/4### (C or higher)
  • BIOL 2/3/4### (C or higher)