This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Biology - Cellular/Molecular

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
BIO201 General Biology I (NSCI)3
BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab1
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab1
MAT251 Calculus I4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total15
CourseCredits
BIO202 General Biology II (NSCI)3
BIO212 Gen Bio 2 Lab1
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab1
MAT252 Calculus II4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
BIO320 Genetics3
BIO321 Genetics Lab1
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
Total15
CourseCredits
BIO309 Basic Cell Biology4
CHE319 Organic Chemistry II3
CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab1
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
BIO308 Basic Molecular Biology4
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
Biology elective with lab4
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Upper-division Biology elective3-4
Upper-division elective3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Total16-17

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-division Biology elective3-4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI)3-4
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Total12-14
CourseCredits
BIO412 Evolutionary Theory3
Biology track elective - Note 14
Electives6
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Total16

Notes

Choose one of the track electives (BIO350 General Microbiology is a GE: Writing Intensive course):BIO311 Developmental Plant Anatomy, BIO313 Developmental Biology, BIO350 General Microbiology

Total Credits: 120-123