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 - Organismal/Environment

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
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab1
BIO320 Genetics3
BIO321 Genetics Lab1
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total15
CourseCredits
CHE319 Organic Chemistry II3
CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab1
Biology track elective - Note 14-5
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total15-16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
BIO340 Ecology4
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (MATH)3
Upper-Division Biology elective3-4
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Elective3
Total16-17
CourseCredits
Upper-division Biology elective3-4
Upper-division Biology elective4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Total16-17

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-division Biology elective with lab4
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Elective3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total13
CourseCredits
BIO412 Evolutionary Theory or BIO418 Animal Behavior3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI)3-4
Elective4
Elective3
Total16-17

Notes

Biology track electives:BIO305 Plant Morphology, BIO307 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, BIO417 Animal Physiology, BIO425 Plant Ecophysiology

Total Credits: 121-125