This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2020–21.
Director B. Hoopes
This program is intended for students who are interested in biology at the molecular level and who wish to take several courses in both biology and chemistry. Interested students should see biology professors Ay, Belanger, Hagos, Holm, Hoopes, Meyers, Taye, or Van Wynsberghe.
Students seeking honors or high honors in the major should follow the guidelines set forth for the Biology majors.
Course requirements are described below.
All of the Following
Completed with a minimum grade of C–:
- BIOL 181 - Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity
- BIOL 182 - Molecules, Cells, and Genes
- One biology research course numbered 470 or higher
Process of Biology
One course from the following:
General Chemistry Option
The following two courses:
- CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I and CHEM 101L
CHEM 102 - General Chemistry II
and CHEM 102L
or, if eligible, the following course may be substituted for the above sequence:
- CHEM 111 - Chemical Principles and CHEM 111L
All of the Following
- CHEM 263 - Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 264 - Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 353 - Proteins and Nucleic Acids
One elective can be at any level. Of the two remaining electives, one must be numbered 300 or higher and one must be numbered 330 or higher. One of these two 300-level courses must have a laboratory component. Only one research-based course numbered 470 or higher can count toward the major.
Math or Computer Science Course
- one course in mathematics or computer science (except COSC 100 or COSC 150). The math course requirement may be met by taking BIOL 320 - Biostatistics.
- PHYS 111 - Fundamental Physics I and PHYS 111L
- PHYS 112 - Fundamental Physics II and PHYS 112L
PHYS 232 - Introduction to Mechanics and PHYS 232L
- PHYS 233 - Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism and PHYS 233L
Honors and High Honors
Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Biology department page.
For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Biology department catalogue page.