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Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Biological Sciences Department Curriculum


*New curriculum effective SPRING 2018 or if you have had more than one semester break in your matriculation in the Biology program

 (General Biology Concentration - new curriculum effective Spring 2018)

Course Number/Title Hours
Freshman Year
FYE 101/102 - First Year Experience 2
ENG 101 - Freshman Composition I 3
ENG 102 - Freshman Composition II 3
BIOL 113 - Principles of Biology Lecture I 3
BIOL 115 - Principles of Biology Lab I 1
BIOL 114 - Principles of Biology Lecture II 3
BIOL 116 - Principles of Biology Lab II 1
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I (Fall Semester) 3
CHEM 113 - General Chemistry I Lab (Fall Semester) 1
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II (Spring Semester) 3
CHEM 114 - General Chemistry II Lab (Spring Semester) 1
MATH 147 - Precalculus I 3
MATH 148 - Precalculus II 3
Total 30
Sophomore Year
History - Students must choose any ONE(1)* 3
BIOL 202 - Developmental Biology Lect./ Lab 4
BIOL 206 - Ecology Lect./ Lab 4
BIOL 207 - Principles of Anatomy & Physiology Lecture 3
BIOL 207L - Principles of Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
PHYS 109 - Fundamentals of Physics I (Fall Semester) 3
PHYS 111 – Fundamentals of Physics I  Lab (Fall Semester) 1
PHYS 110 – Fundamentals of Physics II (Spring Semester) 3
PHYS 112 - Fundamentals of Physics II Lab (Spring Semester) 1
GET 300- Rising Junior Examination 0
CHEM 223 - Organic Chemistry I (Fall Semester) 3
CHEM 225 - Organic Chemistry I Lab. (Fall Semester) 1
CHEM 224 - Organic Chemistry II (Spring Semester) 3
CHEM  226 - Organic Chemistry II Lab. (Spring Semester) 1
Total 31
Junior Year
MATH 153 - Calculus I 3
Social Sciences - Students must choose any TWO (2)** 6
ENG 207 - Intro to Technical Writing 3
THEA 212 - Fundamentals: Public Speaking 3
BIOL 302 - Genetics Lect./ Lab 4
BIOL 304 - Introductory Microbiology Lect./ Lab 4
Humanities - Students must choose any TWO (2)*** 6
CHEM 461 - Biochemistry (Fall Semester) 3
Total 32
Senior Year
Fine and Performing Arts - Students must choose any ONE(1)**** 3
BIOL 408 - Seminar 1
BIOL 459/461 - Cell & Molecular Biology I Lect./Lab. (Fall Semester) 4
BIOL 463/465 - Cell & Molecular Biology II Lect./Lab. (Spring Semester) 4
BIOL 499 - Senior Project 3
Electives -  (200 LEVEL AND ABOVE-NO PE RELATED COURSES) 12
Total 27
   
Total Degree Requirements for General Biology Concentration 120**
 *Sequential courses must be taken in order   
*History **Social Science ***Humanities ****Fine & Performing Arts
HIST 101 (Western Civilization I)
HIST 102 (Western Civilization II)
HIST 103 (World History I)
HIST 104 (World History II)
HIST 201 (U.S. History I)
HIST 202 (U.S. History II)
ECON 201 (Macroeconomics)
SOC 101 (Introduction to Social Sciences)
SOC 201 (Introduction to Sociology)
PSY 200 (General Psychology)
PS 201 (American National Government)
GEOG 201 (Cultural Geography)
HIST 101 (Western Civilization I)
HIST 102 (Western Civilization II)
HIST 103 (World History I)
HIST 104 (World History II)
HIST 201 (U.S. History I)
HIST 202 (U.S. History II)
ENG 200 (World Literature I)
ENG 201 (Intro. to Literature)
ENG 203 (Intro. to American Lit I)
ENG 204 (Intro. to American Lit II)
ENG 205 (Intro. to British Lit I)
ENG 206 (Intro. to British Lit II)
HUM 200 (African Culture)
HUM 201 (Western Culture)
PHIL 201 (Intro to Philosophy)
HUM 202 (Non-Western Culture)
Any 100 or 200 level courses in any foreign language
ART 105 (Art Appreciation)
ART 210 (Fine and Performing Arts)
ART 215 (Art History I)
ART 216 (Art History II)
MUS 219 (Music Appreciation for non-Majors)
THEA 100 (Intro. to the Theatre)

Click here for Spring 2018 Curriculum Sheet (PDF)