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Outline to Graduate

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By following this outline, you have a plan to graduate with a Biology degree within four years — plus room to tackle another interest. This plan assumes the student has not taken three years of foreign language in high school. 

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Major in Biology

First Year

FALL ClassesPREREQUISITE(S)CRSEMSPRING ClassesPREREQUISITE(S)SEMCR
BIOL 199/L MATH 171 (coreq) or placement 4 F BIOL 200/L: General Biology II - Functioning of Living Systems BIOL 199, MATH 171 S 4
ENGL 101: English Composition Writing placement 3 F, S Oral Communication (COMM 129, 132, 203, 228 or 329) n/a F, S 3
MATH 171: Elementary Functions n/a 3 F, S THEO N/A F, S 4
NSS 101: New Student Seminar n/a 1 F IL 101: Information Literacy n/a F, S 1
KIN 149: Wellness Concepts n/a 1 F, S KIN Activity F, S 1-2
Foreign Language F, S 3
Total 12 Total 17-18

Second Year

FALL ClassesPREREQUISITE(S) CRSEMSPRING ClassesPREREQUISITE(S)SEMCR
BIOL 201/L: Diversity of Living Systems BIOL 199 4 F BIOL 251/L: Fundamentals of Microbiology  BIOL 199 S 4
CHEM 105/L: General Chemistry I MATH 171 (coreq) or placement 4 F CHEM 106/L: General Chemistry II CHEM 105 & MATH 171 S 4
STAT 213: Applied Statistics MATH 171 3 F, S Elective n/a F, S 3
Social science n/a 3 F, S PHIL/THEO n/a F, S 3
Elective n/a 3 F, S Kinesiology n/a F, S 1-2
Total 17 Total 15-16

Third Year

FALL CLASSESPREREQUISITE(S) CRSEMSPRING ClassesPREREQUISITE(S)SEMCR
WI-BIOL 300: Biological Literature & Communication BIOL 199, 200; ENGL 101 3 F, S  BIOL 303/L: Genetics BIOL 199, 200; CHEM 106 F, S 4
CHEM 207: Organic Chemistry I CHEM 106 3 F, Su Ethics (PHIL 207, 310, 311 or THEO 110) n/a F, S 3
CHEM 209: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Corequisite of CHEM207 1 F, Su Humanities# n/a F, S 3
300-level Philosophy/Theology n/a 3 F, S Writing Intensive course n/a F, S 3
Creative Arts n/a 3 F, S Elective n/a F, S 3
Elective n/a 3 F, S      
Total 16 Total 16

Fourth Year

FALL CLASSESPREREQUISITE(S) CRSEMSPRING CLASSESPREREQUISITE(S)SEMCR
BIOL 307/L: Ecology BIOL 199, 200; CHEM 105, STAT 213  4 F BIOL 301/L  BIOL 199, 200 S 4
Humanities#  n/a 3 F,S BIOL 348/L: Evolution Two of BIOL 301, 303, 307 S 4
300-level elective n/a 3 F, S 300-level elective n/a F, S 3
300-level elective n/a 3 F, S Elective n/a F, S 3
Total 13 Total 14

#=Humanities courses must be from two different departments

Biomedical Sciences Concentration

Year One

FALL ClassesPREREQUISITE(S)CRSEMSPRING ClassesPREREQUISITE(S)SEMCR
BIOL 199/L MATH 171 (coreq) or placement 4 F BIOL 200/L BIOL 199, MATH 171 S 4
ENGL 101: English Composition Writing placement 3 F, S Oral Communication (COMM 129, 132, 203, 228 or 329) n/a F, S 3
MATH 171: Elementary Functions n/a 3 F, S CHEM 106L CHEM 105 & MATH 171 S 4
CHEM 105/L MATH 171 4 F MATH 191 MATH 171 F, S 4
NSS 101: New Student Seminar n/a 1 F IL 101: Information Literacy n/a F, S 1
Total 15 Total 16

Second Year

FALL ClassesPREREQUISITE(S) CRSEMSPRING ClassesPREREQUISITE(S)SEMCR
BIOL 230 BIOL 199 4 F BIOL 232/L BIOL 230 S 4
CHEM 207 CHEM 106 3 F, Su CHEM 208 CHEM 207 S 3
STAT 213: Applied Statistics MATH 171 3 F, S chem 210 CHEM 209 S 1
CHEM 209 CHEM 207 3 F, Su BIOL 251/L BIOL 199 S 4
KIN 149 1 F, S Foreign Language F, S 3
Foreign Language 101 3 F, S
Total 17 Total 15

Third Year

FALL PREREQUISITE(S)SEMCRSPRINGPREREQUISITE(S)SEMCR
 BIOL 303/L: Genetics BIOL 199 F, S 4 CHEM 319: Biochemistry CHEM 207 S 3
BIOL 200 or 201 [Optional - CHEM 320: Biochemistry] [1]
CHEM 106    
PHYS 203/L: College Physics I MATH 171 F 4 PHYS 204/L: College Physics II PHYS 203 S 4
WI-BIOL 300: Biological Literature & Communication BIOL 199  F, S 3 Creative Arts n/a F, S 3
BIOL 200 or 201
ENGL 101 with C
Humanities# n/a F, S 3 Ethics (PHIL 207, 310, 311 or THEO 110) n/a F, S 3
PHIL/THEO n/a F, S 3 Social science n/a F, S 3
total 17 Total 17

Fourth Year

FALLPREREQUISITE(S)OFFEREDCRSPRINGPREREQUISITE(S)OFFEREDCR
BIOL 307/L: Ecology BIOL 199, 200 F 4 BIOL 301/L: Cell & Molecular Biology  BIOL 199, 200 S 4
CHEM 105 CHEM 106, 207, 209
STAT 213  
Writing Intensive course n/a F, S 3 BIOL 348/L: Evolution Two of BIOL 301, 303, 307 S 4
300-level elective n/a F, S 3 300-level elective n/a F, S 3
Humanities# n/a F, S 3 300-level Philosophy/Theology n/a F, S 3
Theology  n/a F, S 3 Kinesiology - fitness n/a F, S 1
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15

#Humanities courses must be from two different departments.

*The Concentration in Biomedical Science requires students to complete either CHEM 208/10 or CHEM 319. Students preparing for careers in medicine are advised to take both courses, which also fulfills the requirements for a Non-Teaching Minor in Chemistry.