2014-2015 University Catalog

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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; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.
**See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. 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
Language, Philosophy&Culture* 3
   
Total 17
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
ENGL 2311 - Technical Writing 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 Lab 1
Minor/General Elective** 3
Creative Arts* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
BIOL 3410 - Ecology 4
BIOL - Advanced Biology Elec2 4
General Elective2 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, 4402, 4404, 4408, 4409, 4420, 4425, 4440, 4441, 4471, ENSC 3310, 3401,4173-4473, 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.

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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