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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 - Organismal/Environment

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
CHE202 General Chemistry II3
Calculus4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total14

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
Major Course4
Major Course4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total14
CourseCredits
22319 Organic 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
PHY201 General Physics 1(4) (3 hr. lec., 3 hr. lab/rec.)4
Major Course4-5
Upper-Division Major Elective3-4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total17-19
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Major Electives6-8
Upper-Division Elective3-4
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Total15-18

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Electives10-12
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Total16-18
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Electives12-16
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total15-19

Notes

Major Courses: Genetics (should be taken in semester 3 or 4), Ecology, Gen Microb, Gen Physiol (or Plant Physiol), Comp Vert Anatomy (or Plant Morphology)

GE Courses: USST(1), ART(1), WEST(1), HUM(1), WRLD(1), FLNG(2), SSCI(1), DIVR(1)

Upper-Division Courses: designated by 3xx, 4xx or 5xx. Only seniors with 90 or more credits may take 500-level courses with PI. One of the above courses must be writing-intensive (WI).

Total Credits: 118-130