This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide students 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 students and their academic advisors. In consultation, a student and advisor will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

The plan below reflects General Education (GE4) requirements in effect as of Fall 2019. Students who matriculated prior to that date will find the previous plan associated with their majors here. For a summary of GE4 requirements, see New Paltz General Education Requirements.

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 (Natural Science Lecture)3
BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
CHE201 General Chemistry I (Natural Science Lecture)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
MAT251 Calculus I (Mathematics)4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total15
CourseCredits
BIO202 General Biology II (Natural Science Lecture)3
BIO212 Gen Bio 2 Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
CHE202 General Chemistry II (Natural Science Lecture)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
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 (Natural Science Lecture)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory (Natural Science Lab)1
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 (Natural Science Lecture)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total15-16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
BIO340 Ecology4
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (Mathematics)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