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BS in Biology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
**See Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 1710, Principles of Biology I, or BIOL 1711, Honors Principles of Biology I (may be used to satisfy Natural Sciences requirement*) 3
BIOL 1730, Principles of Biology I Laboratory* 1
CHEM 1410, General Chemistry I, or CHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry I** 3
CHEM 1430, General Chemistry Laboratory** 1
ENGL 1310, College Writing* 3
MATH 1710, Calculus I 4
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 1720, Principles of Biology II, or BIOL 1722, Honors Principles of Biology II (may be used to satisfy Natural Sciences requirement*) 3
BIOL 1740, Principles of Biology II Laboratory* 1
CHEM 1420, General Chemistry II, or CHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 1440, General Chemistry Laboratory 1
ENGL 2700, Technical Writing 3
Communication** 3
Wellness* 3
Total 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 2040, Biology of Microorganisms 4
CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)**

3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 2140, Principles of Ecology 3
CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)** 3
PSCI 1050, American Government II* 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 3451, Genetics 3
BIOL 3452, Genetics Laboratory 1
BIOL 3510, Cell Biology 3
BIOL 3520, Cell Biology Laboratory 1
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
PHYS 1410, General Physics I, or PHYS 1510, General Physics I with Calculus 3
PHYS 1430, General Physics Laboratory I, or PHYS 1530 General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I 1
Humanities* 3
Total 18
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 3800, Animal Physiology 3
BIOL 3810, Animal Physiology Laboratory 1
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
PHYS 1420, General Physics II, or PHYS 1520, General Physics II with Calculus 3
PHYS 1440, General Physics Laboratory II, or PHYS 1540, General Physics II with Calculus Laboratory II 1
Literature** 3
Total 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL (advanced, with laboratory) 4
BIOL (advanced) 4
CHEM (advanced, see major requirements) 4
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Elective (advanced) 2
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL (advanced, with laboratory) 4
BIOL (advanced) 4
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.