School of Integrative Biology

School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Integrative Biology:

Typical 4 year plan for all IB majors.

Typical 4 year plan for pre-med IB majors.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math)HOURSCATEGORY
SUBTOTAL

Supporting Courses:

  30-36

MATH 220 (Calculus) or MATH 221 (Calculus I)

4-5  

STAT 100, 212 or MATH 161 (introductory statistics course)

3  

CHEM 102, 103, 104, & 105 (General Chemistry) or
CHEM 202, 203, 204, & 205 (Accelerated Chemistry)

8-10  

CHEM 232 & 233 (Elementary Organic Chemistry I & Lab) or
CHEM 236 (Fundamental Organic Chemistry I) & CHEM 237 (Structure and Synthesis)

6-7  

PHYS 101 & 102 (College Physics) or
PHYS 211 & 212, (University Physics)

8-10  

Introductory Biology Sequence:

  8

IB 150 (Organismal & Evolutionary Biology)

4  

MCB 150 (Molecular & Cellular Basis of Life)

4  

IB Core Courses:

  16

IB 202 (Anatomy and Physiology)
(This course requires animal dissection and no completely equivalent alternative is available.)

4  

IB 203 (Ecology)

4  

IB 204 (Genetics)

4  

IB 302 (Evolution)

4  

Additional Courses:

  14-17
Additional advanced courses totaling a minimum of 14 hours at the 300- to 400-level are required. Course selection from the list of Courses for IB Major Advanced Hours must include:

1) One course from two of the following three areas:
  • Area I:  Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
  • Area II: Behavior, Ecology, and the Environment
  • Area III: Integrative Anatomy, Physiology, and Molecular Biology
2) One course with a laboratory and/or field component.

   

TOTAL

  66-76

Strongly Recommended: Students are encouraged to gain research experience (IB 390 and/or IB 490). Students may count toward graduation no more than a combined maximum of 10 hours of IB 390/IB 490 credit.


 

For additional information about graduation requirements for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, please see the College's website on academic programs, or refer to the Program of Study.