2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology (B.S.)


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Major Requirements


Students interested in the study of the biological and biomedical sciences earn a B.S. in Biology. Students complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 0-3 elective credits, and 75-78 credits (20 courses) in their major:

One of the following courses:


One of the following pairs of courses:


Additional Requirements


Six biology electives (22-24 credits) from the 200-level or above, at least four of which have laboratory associated with them OR five biology electives (18-20 credits) from the 200-level or above, at least three of which have laboratory associated with them AND 3 or more credits of Independent Research (BIO497  and/or BIO498 ). 

Degree Plan


 
Degree Plan for Biology (B.S.)
 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
BIO111: General Biology I & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
CHM113: General Chemistry I & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
BIO112: General Biology II & Lab (4 credits)
 
X
CHM114: General Chemistry II & Lab (4 credits)
 
X
MTH191: Applied Calculus (3 credits) or MTH 195: Calculus I (4 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
BIO220: Cell Biology and Chemistry & Lab (4 credits) or
BIO253: Genetics: Classical, Molecular and Population & Lab (4 credits)
(one each semester)
X
X
CHM205: Organic Chemistry I & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
CHM206: Organic Chemistry II & Lab (4 credits)
 
X
STA173: Statistical Methods (3 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
BCH403: Biochemistry & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
PHY201: General Physics I & Lab (4 credits) or
PHY205: Principles of Physics I (4 Credits)
X
 
BIO Elective above 200-level (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
PHY202: General Physics II & Lab (4 credits) or
PHY206: Principles of Physics II (4 Credits)
 
X
BIO or BCH Elective above 200-level with Lab (4 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
BIO or BCH Elective above 200-level with Lab (4 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
 
BIO471: Biology Capstone (3 credits)
 
X

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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