Biology, Pre-Professional 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 Mathematics*

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*

3

BIOL 3850K - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 

4

PHYS xx1x - Physics I

4

PHYS xx1x - Physics II

4

ENGL21xx - Literature 

3

Area E Elective

 

3

BIOL 3350K - Principles of Ecology & Evolution 

4

BIOL 3500K - Introductory Microbiology 

4

BIOL 4600 - Biological Research Methods 

2

BIOL 4601 - Biological Research (optional)

2

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

15/17

 

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

Biology Elective

 

3-4

Biology Elective 

3-4

Area C Elective 

3

BIOL 4100K - Cell & Molecular Biology 

4

Biology Elective

 

3-4

Area E Elective 

3

BIOL 4900 - Senior Project 

1

 

 

 

HIST211x - U.S. History 

3

TOTAL

14-15

TOTAL

13-15

 

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