Courses for Nonscience Majors. BIOL 1300 , BIOL 1305 , BIOL 1308 and BIOL 1310 are designed to satisfy the University-wide requirements of nonscience students. BIOL 1300 is not open to students who have earned prior credit in BIOL 1301 , and BIOL 1305 , BIOL 1308 , BIOL 1310 are not open to students who have earned prior credit in BIOL 1302 . Non-science majors should note that BIOL 1301 , BIOL 1302 may also be taken to satisfy University-wide requirements. BIOL 2441 and BIOL 2442 may be taken by nonscience majors, but may not be taken by Biology majors or minors.
Courses for Biology Majors. Students who wish to earn the B.A. or B.S. degree in biology are encouraged to complete BIOL 1301 /BIOL 1101 , BIOL 1302 /BIOL 1102 and CHEM 1303 , CHEM 1304 (with labs) in their freshman year. However, with the approval of an academic adviser, a student may postpone BIOL 1301 , BIOL 1302 , for one or two terms. The introductory biology courses are the minimum prerequisite for all advanced biology courses. The general chemistry courses are a prerequisite for most advanced biology courses.
Special Courses. BIOL 2101 , BIOL 2102 , BIOL 2185 , BIOL 3385 , BIOL 3398 , BIOL 3399 , BIOL 4398 and BIOL 4399 are research courses. BIOL 1305 , BIOL 1308 , BIOL 1310 , BIOL 3343 , BIOL 3347 , BIOL 3354 , BIOL 5358 and BIOL 5359 are SMU-in-Taos courses.