Curriculum Notes

1 These correspond to representative course schedules. Actual course schedules may vary depending on course availability. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding their actual schedule.

2 Various professional schools have different requirements. It is important for the student to check with the professional school they are interested in and tailor their schedule accordingly.

3 Biology electives include any biology courses at or above the 200-level. The courses listed above are suggestions based on general student interests and regular availability.

Biology Curriculum 1

The following is a typical four-year curriculum outline for a traditional Bachelor of Science degree in Biology for students interested in field biology, microbiology, or ecology.

Freshman Year (Semester 1)

Course Hours
General Biology (BIOL 111) 4
Statistics and Probability (MATH 105) (Free Elective)  3
University 111 (UNIV 111) 3
Composition I (ENGL 101) 3
American Heritage I 3
Dimensions .5
Total 16.5

Freshman Year (Semester 2)

Course Hours
General Microbiology (BIOL 206) (Molecular Science) 4
Calculus I (MATH 151) 4
Composition II (ENGL 102) 3
Global Heritage 3
Art/Music/Dance/Theatre Survey 3
Dimensions .5
Total 17.5

Sophomore Year (Semester 1)

Course Hours
Invertebrate Zoology (BIOL 201) Biology Elective 2 4
General Chemistry (CHEM 111) 4
Foreign Language I 3
Literature 3
Old Testament (RELI 101) 4
Dimensions .5
Total 17.5

Sophomore Year (Semester 2)

Course Hours
Vertebrate Zoology (BIOL 202) (Animal Science)  4
General Chemistry II (CHEM 112) 4
Foreign Language II 3
Oral Communication  3
New Testament (RELI 102) 3
Dimensions .5
Total 17.5

Junior Year (Semester 1)

Course Hours
General Botany (BIOL 207) (Plant Science)  4
Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 201) 4
Foreign Language III 3
General Psychology (PSYC 201) 3
Western Civilization (HIST 101) 3
Total 17

Junior Year (Semester 2)

Course Hours
Cell Biology (BIOL 352) (Biology Elective) 2 4
Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 202) 4
Free Elective 3
Western Civilization II (HIST 102) 3
Physical Education  1
Total 15

Senior Year (Semester 1)

Course Hours
Ecology (BIOL 402) 4
Biology Seminar (BIOL 391) 1
American Heritage II 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total 14

Senior Year (Semester 2)

Course Hours
Genetics (BIOL 301) (Biology Elective) 2 4
Biology Seminar II (BIOL 491) 1
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total 13

Total Program Hours: 129

Biology Fact Sheet



The following is a typical four-year curriculum outline for a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology for students interested in health-related fields such as medicine, physician assistant, pharmacy or dentistry.2

Freshman Year (Semester 1)

CourseHours
General Biology I (BIOL 111)4
Statistics and Probability (MATH 105) (Free Elective)3
University 111 (UNIV 111)3
Composition I (ENGL 101)3
American Heritage I 3
Dimensions.5
Total16.5

Freshman Year (Semester 2)

CourseHours
General Microbiology (BIOL 206) (Molecular Science) 4
Composition II (ENGL 102)3
Calculus I (MATH 151)4
Global Heritage3
Art/Music/Theatre Survey3
Dimensions.5
Total17.5

Sophomore Year (Semester 1)

CourseHours
General Botany (BIOL 207) (Plant Science) 4
General Chemistry I (CHEM 111)4
Foreign Language I3
Literature 4
Old Testament (RELI 101)4
Dimensions.5
Total17.5

Sophomore Year (Semester 2)

CourseHours
Vertebrate Zoology (BIOL 202) Animal Science 4
General Chemistry II (CHEM 112)4
Foreign Language II3
Oral Communication3
New Testament (RELI 102)3
Dimensions.5
Total17.5

Junior Year (Semester 1)

CourseHours
Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 203) (Biology Elective) 3 4
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 201)4
Foreign Language III3
Western Civilization I (HIST 101)3
Total14

Junior Year (Semester 2)

CourseHours
Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 203) (Biology Elective) 34
Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 202)4
General Psychology (PSYC 201)3
Western Civilization II (HIST 102)3
Physical Education1
Total15

Senior Year (Semester 1)

CourseHours
Ecology (BIOL 402) 4
Biochemistry (CHEM 422) (Chemistry Elective) 4
Biology Seminar (BIOL 391) 1
General Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Free Elective) 4
American Heritage II 3
Total16

Senior Year (Semester 2)

CourseHours
Genetics (BIOL 301) (Biology Elective) 34
Immunology (BIOL 411) (Free Elective) 4
Biology Seminar II (BIOL 491)1
Medical Terminology (BIOL 222) (Free Elective) 1
General Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (PHYS 204) (Free Elective) 4
Total14

Total Program Hours: 128