Sample Course Plan


Here is an example of a course plan that would fulfill the requirements of the Biology major.  Courses in italics are part of the core curriculum.  Click on the Advising link for detailed four-year program completion plans for all Biology concentrations.

Freshman Fall:
BIOL 160 Introduction to Organismal Biology
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
MATH 123 College Algebra or above
English course (ENGL 110 Expository Writing)

Freshman Spring:
BIOL 161 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
CHEM108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

General Education Course
MATH 200 Precalculus

Sophomore Fall:
Physiology Course
OR Biology elective
CHEM207 Organic Chemistry I
General Education Courses

Sophomore Spring:
BIOL 260 Cell Biology
CHEM208 Organic Chemistry II (if needed)
Physiology Course OR
1 Biology Elective
1-2 General Education Courses

Junior Fall:
MATH 208 Biostatistics
BIOL301 Genetics
Biology Elective
General Education Course

Junior Spring:
BIOL406 Methods in Biological Research I
1-2 Biology Electives
1-2 General Education Courses

Senior Fall:
BIOL 407 Methods in Biological Research II
1-2 Biology Electives
1-2 General Education Courses

Senior Spring:
BIOL 402 Processes of Organic Evolution
1-2 Biology Electives
1-2 General Education Courses


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