Major 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.

BA with a Major in Biology (.pdf)

BA with a Major in Biology

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
BIOL 1710, Principles of Biology I 3

BIOL 1730, Principles of Biology I Laboratory 1

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry, or CHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1430, General Chemistry Laboratory 1

ENGL 1310, College Writing 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Wellness11 2-3

Total 16-17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
BIOL 2040, Biology of Microorganisms 4

CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3

CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory20 1

MATH 1710, Calculus I 4

CSCI1 3

Oral Communication2 3

Total 18

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

PHYS 1410, General Physics I 3

PHYS 1430, General Physics I Laboratory 1

BIOL (advanced)21 4

Elective (advanced)16 3

Total 17

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

BIOL (advanced)21 4

Elective (advanced)16 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 19

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
BIOL 1720, Principles of Biology II 3

BIOL 1740, Principles of Biology II Laboratory 1

CHEM 1420, General Chemistry, or CHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1440, General Chemistry Laboratory 1

MATH 1650, Pre-calculus4 5

ENGL 1320, College Writing II6 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
BIOL 2140, Principles of Ecology 3

BIOL, (advanced)21 4

CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3

CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

PSCI 1050, American Government II 3

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

PHYS 1420, General Physics II 3

PHYS 1440, General Physics II Laboratory 1

BIOL (advanced)21 4

CHEM (minor advanced)22 4

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

BIOL (advanced)21 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Elective (advanced)16 2

Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in above plan. See Arts and Sciences folding key (#2) after page 208 for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Biology (19 advanced): 34

Chemistry Minor (12 advanced): 20

Physics: 8

Core:

English 12

History 6

Political Science 6

Wellness 2-3

Economics 3

Mathematics 9

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Foreign Language: 6

Electives: 0-17

Computer Science Proficiency: 0-3

Oral Communication Skills Proficiency: 0-3

Note:

42 hours must be advanced;24 advanced hours must be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

Minimum of 67 hours in the sciences, of which 21 must be advanced.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Biology

1. Major of 34 hours in the biological sciences, of which 19 must be advanced.

2. A minor in chemistry of 20 hours, of which 6 must be advanced.

3. Minimum of 67 hours in the sciences, of which 21 must be advanced.

4. Required courses:

a. Biology: BIOL 1710/1730 and 1720/1740; 2040, 2140, plus 19 hours of advanced biology, of which at least 16 must be with laboratory (BIOL 3350/3360 or 3450 is recommended).

b. Chemistry: at least 16 hours of chemistry including CHEM 1410 or 1413/1430, 1420 or 1423/1440, 2370/3210, 2380/3220.

c. Physics: PHYS 1410/1430, 1420/1440.

d. Mathematics: MATH 1650, 1710 or equivalent.

5. A minimum 2.5 grade point average must be maintained on all advanced courses in the sciences.

A minor in chemistry with a minimum of 20 hours, of which 6 must be advanced. The minor in chemistry may be completed by taking one course from CHEM 3450, 3530 or BIOC 3620. (Premedical and pre-dental students are advised to substitute BIOC 4540-4550 for BIOC 3620.)

By selecting upper-division elective courses from a subdiscipline, it is possible for the BA student to establish, unofficially, an area of study in ecology, microbiology, animal physiology/cell and molecular biology/genetics, or the plant sciences. Please consult with the undergraduate advising office, Room 234 of the Biological Sciences Building for further information.

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