Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Biology, B.S.

Note that this is a sample four-year plan for the general biology, organismal and evolutionary biology and molecular biology concentrations. Note the requirements for the Category I-III courses specific to each concentration. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

BIO 198General Biology I

4

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

BAC 101First-Year Seminar I

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

MAT 170Precalculus

4

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

BIO 199General Biology II

4

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT 260Calculus I

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

BAC 102BAC 102 / Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Biology lower-core curriculum complete. Upper-division biology courses (above BIO 199/198 and MAR 200) require completion of the lower-core curriculum with a grade of “C” or better in each course — BIO 198, BIO 199, CHE 152, CHE 153, CHE 154, CHE 155, MAT 170.

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

BIO 200General Genetics

4

or

BIO 201Molecular Genetics

4

CHE 232Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

PHY 200General Physics I

4

or

PHY 205General Physics with Calculus I

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

BIO Biology elective

4

CHE 234Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

PHY 201General Physics II

4

or

PHY 206General Physics with Calculus II

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

BIO Category requirement (I, II or III)

4

General Elective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

BIO Category requirement (I, II or III)

4

BIO Biology elective

4

General Elective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

BIO Category requirement (I, II or III)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

BIO 410Senior Seminar

1

BIO 411Biology Outcomes Capstone

0

BIO Biology elective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Note: The math requirement and natural science component of the Baccalaureate Experience are fulfilled by courses in the above sequence (i.e., BIO 199, CHE 152, MAT 260).

Total Credit Hours: 127