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BS Biology: Cell, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Track

Four-Year Academic Map 2018-2019

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2018-2019 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan.

Y1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
MATH 241 (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
CHEM 161 (DP: Physical Science) 3
CHEM 161L (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
BIOL 171^ 3
BIOL 171L^ 1
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
Credits 15

Y1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GL: Language Arts 3
CHEM 162 3
CHEM 162L 1
BIOL 172^ 3
BIOL 172L^ 1
MATH 242 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
Credits 15

Y2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
CHEM 241 3
CHEM 241L 1
BIOL 270 3
BIOL 270L 1
PHYS 151 or PHYS 170 3
PHYS 151L or PHYS 170L 1
ENG 225, ENG 286A, ENG 287, or PHIL 327, PHIL 416 3
Credits 15

Y2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
CHEM 242 3
CHEM 242L 1
BIOL 280 3
BIOL 281 3
BIOL 281L 2
PHYS 152 or PHYS 272 3
PHYS 152L or PHYS 272L 1
Credits 16

Y3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 357 3
DS: Social Science I 3
DB: Biological Science, GE HPP (Rec: BIOL 156) 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Y3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 375 3
BIOL 375L 1
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
DS: Social Science II 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Y4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 410 3
BIOL 410L 2
BIOL 495A 1
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
GE GCC 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Y4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 415 3
BIOL 415L 2
BIOL 376 3
BIOL 376L 2
BIOL 495B 1
Elective 3
Credits 14

Notes:

  1. BIOL 101-101L are non-major courses and do not count toward the major or minor in Biology.
  2. Students should begin Chemistry courses their freshman year if they plan to complete their academic program in four years. Chemistry courses are often prerequisites for required Biology classes.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C-" in all required and prerequisite courses.
  4. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.

*BIOL 171 and 172 are offered every semester and can be taken in either order.