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Biology Program of Study

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CHE 106 General Chemistry I 

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

General Studies

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

BIO 200/210 Zoology/Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

General Studies

9

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

*BIO 104 Environmental Concerns (General Studies CAT 10)

3

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

General Studies

6

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

BIO 200/210 Zoology/Experimental Plant Science

4

*CHE 208 Intro to Organic Chemistry OR CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

Elective

6

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

BIO 325 Ecology OR BIO 434 Advanced Cell Biology

4

**BIO upper level elective

4

PHY 201/321 General Physics I w/Lab

4

#Electives

3

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

BIO 301 Biology Seminar

1

BIO 330 Histology OR **BIO upper level elective

4

BIO 370 Intro to Research

2

#Electives

9

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

***BIO 397 Internship or BIO 465 Continuing Research

1

**BIO upper level electives

3-4

#Electives

8-9

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

BIO 425 Evolution

3

***BIO 469 Senior Seminar in Biology OR BIO 470 Research Project

1

#Electives

10

*Recommended, but not required, to fulfill General Studies CAT 10.

**Any BIO courses numbering 300 and above will serve as upper level electives. (CHE 336 Biochemistry I may be taken in lieu of one biology elective course.) Biology track takes BIO 325 Ecology. Biomedical track takes BIO 330 Histology, and BIO 434 Advanced Cellular Biology.

***Students who do a research project will take BIO 465 and BIO 470. Students who do an internship will take BIO 464 and BIO 469.

# Electives chosen need to ensure at least 40 credits of 300 or 400 level coursework in any area. Additional science courses are recommended.