2014-15 Degree Plan

Biology, BS

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
Freshman Academic Choice 3 D-
MATH 150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I (SWC) 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Laboratory (SWC) 1 C
Social Behavioral Science 3 C
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
MATH 180: Elements of Calculus I or MATH 162: Calculus I (SWC) 3 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
Second Language 3 C
  • MATH 162 is a 4 credit hour class
Term Hours: 17
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 47 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: Elements of Calculus II or MATH 163: Calculus II (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: 63 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 203: Ecology and Evolution 3 C
BIOL 203L: Ecology and Evolution 1 C
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 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: 79 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
PHYC 152: General Physics or PHYC 161: General Physics (SWC) 3 C
Humanities 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 93 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) 4 C
Minor 3 C
Minor 3 C
  • BIOL that is 3 or 4 credit hours with laboratory
  • BIOL that is 3 or 4 credit hours with laboratory
Term Hours: 14
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 108 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 4** (sub-cat 3) 3 C
BIOL 4** (sub-cat 3) 3 C
Upper Division Biology Elective or Honors (sub-cat IIII) 3 C
Minor 3 C
Second Language 3 C
  • Select from Approved List
  • Select from Approved List
  • See Biology Dept. for Rules
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 123 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Upper Division Biology Elective or Honors (sub-cat IIII) 3 C
Minor 3 C
Humanities 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 D-
  • See Biology Dept. for Rules
Term Hours: 15
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