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Biology, Biochemistry track

120 hrs. + 3 hrs. PE = 123

 First Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

course  

3

course

 

3

course OR

course*

 

3-4

course 

4

coursecourse 

4

coursecourse 

4

coursecourse 

4

coursecourse 

4

PHED11xx - Activity PE excludes course Health & Wellness 

1

 

 

TOTAL

15-16

TOTAL

15

 Milestones: Math, Biology, Chemistry, and English courses require a grade of “C” or better. Complete BIOL 1107-BIOL 1108 Sequence. The first year overall GPA should be ≥2.0.

*Students with high enough SAT/ACT scores or credit for course and course  can begin with course. Consult the catalog for SAT/ACT score requirements for math placement.

 Second Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

coursecourse 

4

coursecourse 

4

course

4

course

4

course 

3

course

3

course

3

course 

4

course 

3

 

 

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

15

Milestones: Biology and Chemistry courses require a grade of “C” or better. GPA ≥2.5, if less, consult an academic advisor for other major options. If GPA is less than 2.75, the student is no longer competitive for Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary and some allied health programs, consult an academic advisor for options.

*course is a pre-req to the following Biology courses: 

course, course (+ course), coursecourse, course (+ course), course (+course)

 Third Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

course 

4

course

4

course

4

coursecourse 

4

course 

2

coursecourse 

4

course 

4

course**

2-3

course 

2

 

 

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

14-15

 Milestones: Biology, Science, and Math courses require a grade of “C” or better. GPA ≥3.0 minimum. Schedule and take GREMCAT, etc. Look into graduate or professional programs and work with an advisor to develop a timeline. Explore capstone research options and find a mentor. 

**course is a prereq to coursecourse is a prereq to course and course

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

course

4

course

1

course 

3

course  or course  - US History

3

Area E Elective 

3

course 

4

ENGL21xx - Literature 

3

Area C Elective 

3

course

4

Area E Elective

 

3

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

14

 Milestones: Biology requires “C” or better. GPA ≥3.0 minimum to remain competitive for professional/graduate schools. Submit applications to professional/graduate schools in November/December.  Present capstone research in spring.