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2016-2017 University Catalog

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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN BIOLOGY

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

*See Appendix A: Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information in the University Catalog.
** See Appendix C:  Approved List of Minors and Requirements in University Catalog (Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CHEM 2423 - Organic Chemistry I 4
BIOL - Biology Elective1 4
HIST 1301 - The U.S. to 1877 3
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
MATH 2412 - Pre-Calculus 4
Total 18
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CHEM 2425 - Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 1342 - Introductory Statistics 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
Soc/Behavioral Science* 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture* 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
BIOL 3413 - Intro to Genetics 4
BIOL 4170,- Biology Seminar 1
PHYS 1301 - General Physics I 3
PHYS 1101 - General Physics I Lab 1
Minor/General Elective** 3
Creative Arts* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
BIOL 3410 - Ecology 4
BIOL - Advanced Biology Elec2 4
General Elective3 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
   
   
Total 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
BIOL - Advanced Biology Elec2 4
BIOL - Advanced Biology Elec2 4
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
CourseHours
BIOL - Advanced Biology Elec2 4
BIOL - Advanced Biology Elec2 4
BIOL - Advanced Biology Elec2 4
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
   
Total 15

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 125

1Biology electives, select 8 SCH from BIOL 1311/1111, 1413 or 2421.
2Advanced Biology electives, select 24 SCH from BIOL 3401, 3403, 3405, 3406, 3407, 3412, 3414, 3416, 3451, 4170, 4173-4473, 4371-4471, 4402, 4404, 4408, 4409, 4411, 4420, 4425, 4430, 4440, 4441, 4460, 4470, 4475, ENSC 3310, 3401,4173-44,4310, or 4430. BIOL 4173-4473 may be repeated for up to 8 SCH for credit within the degree.
3General elective, 3 SCH at any level. PHYS 1302 recommended for students applying for medical school or other advanced programs requiring physics. PHYS 1102, the co-requisite lab, will be outside the degree program.
*** For Chemistry minors, CHEM 2423 will count in the minor and not the supporting sciences. The supporting course (4 SCH) will be replaced with the third course from biology electives (BIOL 1311/1111, 1413, and 2421) or an additional upper-level (3000-4000) chemistry course.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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