Biology, Health Science track, BS

120 hrs. + 3 hrs. PE = 123

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

ENGL 1101 - Composition I  

3

ENGL 1102 - Composition II

 

3

MATH 1112 - Trigonometry or

MATH 1113 - Pre-calculus   *

3-4

MATH 2053 - Calculus I 

4

CHEM 1211 - Principles of Chemistry ICHEM 1211L - Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 

4

CHEM 1212 - Principles of Chemistry IICHEM 1212L - Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 

4

BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology IBIOL 1107L - Principles of Biology I Laboratory 

4

BIOL 1108 - Principles of Biology IIBIOL 1108L - Principles of Biology II Laboratory 

4

PHED11xx - Activity PE excludes PHED 1100 Health & Wellness 

1

PHED 1100 - Health & Wellness 

2

TOTAL

15-16

TOTAL

17

 

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

*Students with high enough SAT/ACT scores or credit for MATH 1111 and MATH 1112 can begin with MATH 2053. Consult the catalog for SAT/ACT score requirements for math placement .

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

CHEM 2040 - Fundamental Organic Chemistry ICHEM 2040L - Fundamental Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 

4

CHEM 2041 - Fundamental Organic Chemistry IICHEM 2041L - Fundamental Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 

4

BIOL 2080K - General Zoology 

4

BIOL 2070K - Botany 

4

MATH 1401 - Elementary Statistics 

3

BIOL 3000 - Biostats 

3

POLS 1101 - American Government 

3

BIOL 3200K - Genetics 

4

COMM 1100 - Human Communication 

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.

*BIOL 2080K is a prereq to the following Biology courses:  BIOL 3060KBIOL 3070K (+ PSYC 1101), BIOL 3090KBIOL 3850KBIOL 4250K (+ BIOL 3100), BIOL 4300K (+ BIOL 3500K)

 

Third Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

BIOL 3100 - Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

4

BIOL 3850K - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 

4

BIOL 2011 - Human Anatomy and Physiology IBIOL 2011L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory 

4

BIOL 2012 - Human Anatomy and Physiology IIBIOL 2012L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory 

4

BIOL 3350K - Principles of Ecology & Evolution 

4

BIOL 4601 - Biological Research  *optional

2

BIOL 4600 - Biological Research Methods

 

2

BIOL 3500K - Introductory Microbiology 

4

 

 

BIOL Elective  (PSYC 2201 - Recommended )

3-4

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

15-17

*Original Research Project Capstone track

 

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. 

 

*BIOL 3100 is a prereq to BIOL 3500KBIOL 3500K is a prereq to BIOL 4100K and BIOL 4400K

 

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

BIOL 4250K - Animal Physiology 

4

BIOL 4900 - Senior Project 

1

Area E Elective 

3

HIST211x - U.S. History 

3

ENGL21xx - Literature 

3

Area C Elective 

3

BIOL 4100K - Cell & Molecular Biology 

4

BIOL 4790A - Biology Internship 

3

Biology Elective* (CHEM 2041L - Fundamental Organic Chemistry II Laboratory)

0

BIOL 3401 - Medical Ethics 

3

 

 

Area E Elective

 

3

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

16

*Students who follow the program map as outlined will be able to use CHEM 2041L in the Biology Track Elective. The four hours required for the track electives are BIOL Elective  and CHEM 2041L

 

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.