2014-15 Degree Plan

Biology, BA

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Biology
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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 162: Calculus I (SWC) 3 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I (SWC) 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
Social Behavioral Science 3 C
Humanities 3 C
  • MATH 162 is a 4 credit hour class
Term Hours: 16
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 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
Second Language 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 44 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
MATH 181 or MATH 163 or STAT 145 or CS 150 (SWC) 3 C
CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or 220 3 C
  • MATH 163 is a 4 credit hour class
Term Hours: 14
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 60 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 203: Ecology and Evolution 3 C
BIOL 203L: Ecology and Evolution 1 C
PHYC 102: Introduction to Physics or PHYC 151: General Physics or PHYC 160: General Physics (SWC) 3 C
Minor 3 C
Social Behavioral Sciences 3 C
Fine Arts 3 C
  • If PHYC 102 is taken EPS 101 has to be taken. If PHYC 151 is taken PHYC 152 has to be taken. If PHYC 160 is taken PHYC 161 has to be taken.
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 76 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
BIOC 423: Introductory Biochemistry (sub-cat 4) (See Biology Dept. for Rules) 3 C
Minor 3 C
EPS 101: How the Earth Works–An Introduction to Geology or PHYC 152: General Physics or PHYC 161: General Physics (SWC) 3 C
Humanities 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 92 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** (sub-cat 2) 4 C
BIOL 3** or BIOL 4** (sub-cat 2) 3 C
Minor 3 C
Minor 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
  • BIOL that is 3 or 4 credit hours with laboratory
  • BIOL that is 3 or 4 credit hours with laboratory
Term Hours: 16
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL Upper Division Elective (sub-cat 3) 3 C
BIOL Upper Division Elective (sub-cat 3) 3 C
Minor 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
  • See Biology Dept. for Rules
  • See Biology Dept. for Rules
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Minor 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 4 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
Term Hours: 13
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
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 220: Expository Writing
    PHIL 156: Reasoning & Critical Thinking
    CJ 130: Public Speaking