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 1,2 4
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 2 4
Select one of the following: 2,3 4
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 1, 2 4
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 2 4
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Calculus II  
Elementary Statistical Inference  
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 213 Molecular Cell Biology 2 3
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 214 Genes, Ecology and Evolution 2 3
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
PHYS 202 College Physics 4
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours57

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 119 , CHEM 120 , CHEM 227 & CHEM 237, CHEM 228 & CHEM 238, MATH 147, MATH 148 or STAT 201.

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BICH 410
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
or Biochemistry I
3
GENE 302
GENE 312
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
4
STAT 312 Statistics for Biology 3
Select one of the following: 1
Biochemistry Laboratory I  
Biochemical Techniques I  
Laboratory in Molecular Genetics  
General elective 6 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BICH 411
Comprehensive Biochemistry II
or Biochemistry II
3
Select from the following: 7 4
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology
or Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
 
Social and behavioral sciences 3
General electives 6 6
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
POLS 206 American National Government 5 3
Select from the following: 7 7
Bacteriophage Genomics  
Biological Oceanography  
Histology
or Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
 
 
 
Language, philosophy and culture 3
General elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
POLS 207 State and Local Government 5 3
Select from the following: 7 7
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology
or Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
 
Creative arts 3
General elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours63

Total Program Hours 120