Biology, B.S.
2021 Semester Map

TOTAL CREDITS: 127–129

Fall, Year One

CourseCredits
BIOL 110
General Biology I
4
CHEM 110
General Chemistry I
4
MATH 141
PrecalculusA
4
FCWR 101
Writing I: College Composition
3
TOTAL CREDITS15

Spring, Year One

CourseCredits
BIOL 150
General Biology II
4
CHEM 150
General Chemistry II
4
MATH 170
Calculus I
4
FCWR 151
Writing II: Research Writing
3
TOTAL CREDITS15

Fall, Year Two

CourseCredits
BIOL 220
Comparative Anatomy
4
CHEM 210
Organic Chemistry I
4
MATH 180
Calculus II
4
FCIQ 101
Foundations of Inquiry
3
TOTAL CREDITS15

Spring, Year Two

CourseCredits
BIOL 311
Comparative Animal Physiology
4
BIOL 235
Microbiology
4
CHEM 250
Organic Chemistry II
4
FCSC 101
Foundations of Scientific Process
3
TOTAL CREDITS15

Fall, Year Three

CourseCredits
FCSP 105
Foundations of Speech Communication
3
Genetics choiceB
4
Physics RequirementC
4–5
Science ElectiveE
3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS17–18

Spring, Year Three

CourseCredits
BIOL 340
Biochemistry
4
BIOL 395
Introduction to Research Literature
3
ICBS 3XX
Behavioral Science choice
3
Physics RequirementC 4–5
Communications choiceD 3
TOTAL CREDITS17–18

Fall, Year Four

CourseCredits
BIOL 431
Cell Biology
4
ICLT 3XX
Literature choice
3
ICPH 3XX
Philosophy choice
3
Science ElectiveF
4
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS17

Spring, Year Four

CourseCredits
BIOL 435
Evolutionary Biology
3
ICSS 3XX
Social Science / Economics choice
3
Science ElectiveE 4
Science ElectiveE 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS16
A
Some students must take both MATH 135 and MATH 136. These two courses are the equivalent of MATH 141.
B
Choose between BIOL 233 and BIOL 335.
C
Student takes a combination of PHYS 170 and 180 OR PHYS 175 and 185 to fulfil Physics requirement.
D
Choose between: FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions or FCWR 302 Communication for Healthcare Careers.
E
Science electives may be taken at 3 or 4 credits. This map pre-selects a number of credits for these courses for the purpose of a sample only.

Science Elective choices:

  • BIOL 210 Human Gross Anatomy
  • BIOL 315 Neuroscience
  • BIOL 456 Pharmacology
  • BIOL 310 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 331 Virology
  • BIOL 461 Cancer Biology
  • BIOL 332 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 336 Molecular Bio
  • BIOL 456 Pharmacology
  • BIOL 312 Pathophysiology
  • BIOL 341 Genetic Engineering
  • BIOL 493 Independent Research III
  • CHEM 420 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
F
BIOL 493 Independent Research III is recommended.