Courses

Courses

Be sure to refer to the Recommended Academic Plan and consult with your adviser regarding the proper sequence of courses.

For the B.S. degree in Biology, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION (45 credits)
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94 credits

(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 40-44 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (32 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3)[1], CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3)[1], CHEM 113 GN(1)      MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], BIOL 220W GN(4)[1], BIOL 230W GN(4)[1], BIOL 240W GN(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (8-12 credits)
PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4); or PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 5-6)

GENERAL BIOLOGY OPTION

(50-54 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24-27 credits)
CHEM 202(3), CHEM 203(3); or CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 240 GQ(3), or STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)

Select a minimum of 18 credits of 400-level biology courses, with at least 3 credits from each of the following groups (each course may be used to satisfy a requirement in only one group) (Sem: 5-8)

Group I -- BIOL 407(3), BIOL 414(3), BIOL 441(3), BIOL 443(3), BIOL 444(3), BIOL 448(3), HORT 407(3), PPATH 425(4)

Group II -- BIOL 405(3), BIOL 411(3), BIOL 414(3), BIOL 428(3), BIOL 443(3), BIOL 460(3)

Group III -- B M B 400(2-3), B M B 450(2), BIOL 404(3), BIOL 405(3), BIOL 407(3), BIOL 411(3), BIOL 416(3), BIOL 428(3), BIOL 430(3), BIOL 443(3), BIOL 448(3), BIOL 460(3), HORT 407(3)

Group IV -- BIOL 414(3), BIOL 428(3), BIOL 448(3)

Group V -- BIOL 404(3), BIOL 406(3), BIOL 411(3), BIOL 416(3), BIOL 430(3), BIOL 443(3), BIOL 460(3), BIOL 469(3)

Group VI – BIOL 251(1), BIOL 400(1-3), BIOL 407(3), BIOL 414(3), BIOL 448(3), BIOL 461(3), BIOL 496(1-4), SC 295(1-3), SC 395(1-3), SC 495(1-3)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (23-30 credits)
Select 23-30 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)
A maximum of 3 credits of Bio 496 or 4 credits of SC 295, SC 395, SC 495 may be used to fulfill the 18 credit minimum in the 400-level biology requirement.

GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY OPTION

(50-54 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2) (Sem: 3-4)
BIOL 322(3), BIOL 430(3) (Sem: 5-6)
B M B 401(2), B M B 402(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-21 credits)
Select 2-5 credits from MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 231(2), MICRB 201(3), MICRB 202(2) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3-4 credits from STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 240 GQ(3), STAT 250 GQ(3), or STAT 319(3) (Sem: 5-6)

Select a minimum of 12 credits of 400-level courses, with at least 6 credits from Group I, 3 credits from Group II, and 3 credits from Group III (Sem: 5-8)

Group I -- B M B 400(2-3), B M B 450(2), BIOL 404(3), BIOL 405(3), BIOL 407(3), BIOL 410(3), BIOL 411(3), BIOL 416(3), BIOL 428(3), BIOL 443(3), BIOL 448(3), BIOL 460(3), BIOL 469(3), HORT 407(3), MICRB 410(3)

Group II -- BIOL 405(3), BIOL 411(3), BIOL 414(3), BIOL 417(4), BIOL 428(3), BIOL 443(3), BIOL 460(3)

Group III – BIOL 251(1),  BIOL 400(1-3), BIOL 407(3), BIOL 437(4), BIOL 448(3), BIOL 461(3), BIOL 496(1-4), SC 295(1-3), SC 395(1-3), SC 495(1-3)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (10-18 credits)
Select 10-18 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)
 


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