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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Biology Concentration – 120 credits

Please consult the description of the General Education program in this catalog for a list of General Education goals and objectives and the courses included on the menus for the various goals.  The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Freshman Year

First Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 120 General Zoology4 crs.
CHE 101 General Chemistry I4 crs.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Second Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 125 General Botany4 crs.
CHE 102 General Chemistry II4 crs.
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology4 crs.
PHY 121 General Physics I4 crs.
Free Elective3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 248 General Ecology4 crs.
CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I4 crs.
PHY 122  General Physics II4 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 300/400 Anatomy or Physiology Course4 crs.
BIO 318 Genetics4 crs.
CHE 341 Organic Chemistry II (lecture)3 crs.
CHE 342 Organic Chemistry II (lab)1 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs. 

Sixth Semester – 17 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 300/400 Anatomy or Physiology Course4 crs.
MAT 215 Statistics3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.
Related Electives7 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 478 Evolution3 crs.
ENS 495 Design and Analysis3 crs.
CHE XXX Upper Division Chemistry3/4 crs.
Related Elective4 crs.

Eighth Semester –- 14 credits
CourseCredits
Free Elective3/4 crs.
Related Elective3 crs.
General Education EMA3 crs.
Unrestricted Free Elective3 crs.