Biology - BS

The BS degree in Biology is designed for students to obtain a comprehensive, solid foundation in the major branches of Biology. The degree provides the opportunity for extensive study across the breadth of biological disciplines, ranging from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution. This degree plan is recommended for students preparing for graduate programs in biological sciences or any professional programs in health and medical sciences such as medical, dental or veterinary schools.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 4
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
MATH 147 Calculus I for Biological Sciences 4
Communication elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 4
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
4
MATH 148 Calculus II for Biological Sciences 4
Communication elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 213 Molecular Cell Biology 3
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 214 Genes, Ecology and Evolution 3
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
PHYS 202 College Physics 4
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours58

The following are CBK courses and must be completed prior to the start of 5th full semester: BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 213, BIOL 214, CHEM 101 & CHEM 111, CHEM 102 & CHEM 112, CHEM 227 & CHEM 237, CHEM 228 & CHEM 238, MATH 147, MATH 148.

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BICH 410
BICH 412
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Laboratory I
4
GENE 302
GENE 312
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
4
STAT 302 Statistical Methods 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BICH 411 Comprehensive Biochemistry II 3
Select one of the following: 5 4
 
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology
or Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
 
Social and behavioral sciences elective 3
Electives 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
POLS 206 American National Government 4 3
Select two of the following: 5 7
 
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology
or Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
 
Language, philosophy and culture elective 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
POLS 207 State and Local Government 4 3
Select two of the following: 5 7
 
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology
or Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
 
Creative arts elective 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours62

Total Program Hours 120