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Biology > Eight Semester Plan

This Eight Semester Plan is provided as a general guideline. It DOES NOT reduce the importance of careful discussions between a student and his or her academic advisor. Some degree requirements, such as those for upper division and liberal arts credits, may not be completely delineated in this plan. Students are responsible for reviewing their own Degree Audit Report each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements. Please see additional disclaimers and information about these Eight Semester Plans, which are currently under development.

Biology - Cellular/Molecular

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
BIO201 General Biology I4
CHE201 General Chemistry I3
Intro Stat 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total13
CourseCredits
BIO202 General Biology II4
Calculus4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
CHE202 General Chemistry II3
Total14

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Major Course4
Major elective3-4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
Total13-14
CourseCredits
22319 Org Chem II or 15318 Bio Chem3-4
Major Course4
Major Course4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total14-15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Major Elective3-4
Upper-Division Elective3-4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
PHY201 General Physics 1(4) (3 hr. lec., 3 hr. lab/rec.)4
Total16-18
CourseCredits
BIO430 Principles of Cell Biology3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3-4
Upper-Division Major Elective3-4
Upper-Division Elective4
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Total16-18

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
BIO516 Molecular Biology Alternate year/Spring3
Upper-Division Electives7-8
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Total16-17
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Upper-Division Electives13-16
Total16-19

Notes

Major courses: Genetics (should be taken in semester 3 or 4), Gen Microbiology, Develop Biology or Dev Plant Anatomy)

Upper division courses: designated by 3xx, 4xx or 5xx. Only seniors wit 90 or more credits earned may take 500-level courses with PI.

One of the above courses must be writing-intensive (WI).

Total Credits: 118-128