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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 Zoology                                                                        4 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 – 17 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 125 General Botany4 crs.
CHE 102 General Chemistry II                                                                  4 crs.
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
MAT 273 Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I
3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology                               4 crs.
PHY 121 General Physics I4 crs.
Free Elective3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 248 General Ecology                                        4 crs.
CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I                                                               4 crs.
PHY 122  General Physics II4 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 3XX Anatomy or Physiology Course                         4 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 3XX Anatomy or Physiology Course                         4 crs.
MAT 215 Statistics3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.
Related Electives7 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 13-14 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 478 Evolution                                                  3 crs.
ENS 495 Design and Analysis3 crs.
CHE XXX Upper Division Chemistry                                                          3/4 crs.
Related Elective4 crs.

Eighth Semester –- 12-13 credits
CourseCredits
Free Elective                                                         3-4 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.
Related Elective3 crs.
General Education EMA                                                                       3 crs.