Bachelor of Science in Biology
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Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Bachelor of Science degree is recommended for students planning careers in biological or biomedical research or who plan to attend graduate school.

(Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 122, Introductory Biology I4
CH 110, College Chemistry4
Social Science elective3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 15

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 123, Introductory Biology II4
CH 111, College Chemistry4
Humanities Elective3
CS 110, CS 111, or CS 1143
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
Total Credits = 17

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 260W, Ecology4
CH 230, Organic Chemistry I4
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
M 114, Everyday Statistics3
Total Credits = 14

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 272W, Genetics3
BIO 273W, Genetics Lab1
CH 231, Organic Chemistry II4
"Diversity" AUCC or AUCS3
"Citizenship" POL or SOC course3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 15

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 352, Molecular Cell Biology4
PHY 120, Algebra-Based Physics I4
Elective3
AUCW3
Total Credits = 14

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 336, Comparative Animal Physiology4
PHY 121, Algebra-Based Physics II4
AUCA (fulfill both Arts and AUC)3
Social Science Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Total Credits = 17

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 442, Microbiology, or BIO 310, Neurobiology4
AUC (whichever is needed)3
Humanities Elective3
Electives*6
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 444-445, Biochemistry, or BIO 410, Developmental Biology5-4
Elective3
M 144, Calculus I4
Elective*3
Total Credits = 15-14

*Biology BA majors should consider additional Upper Division Biology electives, independent research or coursework towards a minor.

Seniors should consider internships and independent research experiences.