Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Natural Science, B.A. - Biology Track

Four-Year Academic Map 2020-2021

This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2020-2021 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

This academic plan is for freshmen who place into CHEM 161 and MATH 125 . Students who place into lower Math and Chemistry courses will have additional coursework. Please contact your advisor.

Year 1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 171 3
BIOL 171L 1
CHEM 161 (DP: Physical Science) 3
CHEM 161L (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
GEOL 111 3
GEOL 111L 1
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
Credits 15

Year 1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 172 3
BIOL 172L 1
CHEM 162 3
CHEM 162L 1
GEOL 112 (DB: Biological Science) 3
GEOL 112L 1
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
Credits 15

Year 2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
MATH 125 or MATH 241 (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
BIOL 125 or BIOL 270 3
BIOL 281 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
GL: Language Arts 3
Credits 15

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 275 (DB: Biological Science and GE GCC) 3
BIOL 275L 1
BIOL 280 3
DS: Social Science I 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
WI Elective 3
Credits 16

Year 3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 151 See note 1 3
PHYS 151L See note 1 1
BIOL 357 3
GE HPP 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Year 3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 152 See note 1 3
PHYS 152L See note 1 1
Allied Science Upper Elective 3
Biology Focus Upper Elective 3
GQR: Quantitative Reasoning 3
Credits 13

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
Allied Science Upper Elective 3
Biology Focus Upper Elective 3
DS: Social Science II 3
Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
NSCI 476 WI 3
Allied Science Upper Elective 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Notes

  1. Select one of the following sequences:
    1. PHYS 151-151L and PHYS 152-152L
    2. PHYS 170-170L and PHYS 272-272L
  2. Minimum number of upper division credits for the Biology track is 24.
  3. Students may petition to count BIOL 280 as a Quantitative Reasoning course in order to take another elective.