2017-18 Degree Plan

Biology, BA

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Biology
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Starting MATH 121

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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
MATH 180: Elements of Calculus I or MATH 153: Precalculus and Trigonometry (SWC) 3 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I (SWC) 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
Core Course 3 C
Core Course 3 C
  • MATH 153 is a 5 credit hour class
Term Hours: 16
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 33 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 201L: Molecular and Cell Biology (sub cat 1) 4 C
CHEM 122: General Chemistry II (SWC) 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
MATH 181: Elements of Calculus II or MATH 162: Calculus I (SWC) 3 C
Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
  • MATH 162 is a 4 credit hour class
Term Hours: 17
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 50 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 202L: Genetics (sub-cat 1) 4 C
CHEM 301: Organic Chemistry (SWC) 3 C
CHEM 303L: Organic Chemistry Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
PHYC 151: General Physics or MATH 163: Calculus II (SWC) 3 C
CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or 220 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
  • MATH 163 is a 4 credit hour class
Term Hours: 17
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 66 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 203: Ecology and Evolution 3 C
BIOL 203L: Ecology and Evolution 1 C
PHYC 152: General Physics or PHYC 160: General Physics (SWC) 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 82 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 204: Plant and Animal Form and Function 3 C
BIOL 204L: Plant and Animal Form and Function 1 C
Upper Division Elective or PHYC 161: General Physics 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Core Course 3 C
  • If upper division elective is taken the minimum grade is D-
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 97 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 112 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
  • If upper division elective is taken the minimum grade is D-
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 4 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 4 C
  • If upper division elective is taken the minimum grade is D-
Term Hours: 8
Degree Plan Notes
  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimums listed for the individual courses do NOT meet the cumulative minimum.

  • Eventhough any minor acceppted by A&S can be paired with a Biology degree, the most efficient route is to declare a Chemistry minor. Please see an advisor for details.

  • SWC = Supportive coursework. These courses are required by the major but can be used for other component requirements.

  • CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or 220s
    CJ 130: Public Speaking
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 220: Expository Writing
    PHIL 156: Reasoning & Critical Thinking

    Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
    MATH 121: College Algebra 3 C
    Core Course 3 C
    Core Course 3 C
    Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 31 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 121: General Chemistry I (SWC) 3 C
    CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
    MATH 180: Elements of Calculus I or MATH 153: Precalculus and Trigonometry (SWC) 3 C
    ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
    Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
    Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
    • MATH 153 is a 5 credit hour class
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 48 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    BIOL 201L: Molecular and Cell Biology (sub cat 1) 4 C
    CHEM 122: General Chemistry II (SWC) 3 C
    CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
    MATH 181: Elements of Calculus II or MATH 162: Calculus I (SWC) 3 C
    CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or 220 3 C
    Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
    • MATH 162 is a 4 credit hour class
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 65 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    BIOL 202L: Genetics (sub-cat 1) 4 C
    CHEM 301: Organic Chemistry (SWC) 3 C
    CHEM 303L: Organic Chemistry Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
    PHYC 151: General Physics or MATH 163: Calculus II (SWC) 3 C
    Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
    Core Course 3 C
    • MATH 163 is a 4 credit hour class
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 81 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    BIOL 203: Ecology and Evolution 3 C
    BIOL 203L: Ecology and Evolution 1 C
    PHYC 152: General Physics or PHYC 160: General Physics (SWC) 3 C
    Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
    Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
    Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 97 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    BIOL 204: Plant and Animal Form and Function 3 C
    BIOL 204L: Plant and Animal Form and Function 1 C
    Upper Division Elective or PHYC 161: General Physics 3 C
    Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
    2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
    2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
    • If upper division elective is taken the minimum grade is D-
    • If upper division elective is taken the minimum grade is D-
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 112 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
    BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
    BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
    Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
    2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
    • If upper division elective is taken the minimum grade is D-
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 123 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 4 C
    BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** 3 C
    2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 4 C
    • If upper division elective is taken the minimum grade is D-
    Term Hours: 11
    Degree Plan Notes
  • SWC = Supportive coursework. These courses are required by the major but can be used for other component requirements.

  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimums listed for the individual courses do NOT meet the cumulative minimum.

  • Eventhough any minor acceppted by A&S can be paired with a Biology degree, the most efficient route is to declare a Chemistry minor. Please see an advisor for details.

  • CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or 220s
    CJ 130: Public Speaking
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 220: Expository Writing
    PHIL 156: Reasoning & Critical Thinking