Bachelor of Science in Biology - Regular Track

Suggested Curriculum

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Entry Level

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First Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
EH 123
Rhetoric and Composition I
3 CR.HR.
HE 111
The Husson Experience
1 CR.HR.
PY 111
General Psychology
3 CR.HR.
SC 181

SL 181
Chemistry I
and
Chemistry Lab I
3 CR.HR.

1 CR.HR.
SC 191

SL 191
General Biology I
and
General Biology I Laboratory
4 CR.HR.

0 CR.HR.

Second Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
EH 124
Rhetoric and Composition II
3 CR.HR.
MS 141
Contemporary College Algebra
4 CR.HR.
SC 182

SL 182
Chemistry II
and
Chemistry Lab II
3 CR.HR.

1 CR.HR.
SC 192

SL 192
General Biology II
and
General Biology II Lab
4 CR.HR.

0 CR.HR.

Third Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
MS 132
Probability and Statistics
3 CR.HR.
SC 240

SL 240
Ecology
and
Ecology Lab
3 CR.HR.

1 CR.HR.
ELC XXX BIO
ELECTIVE - BIOLOGY
ELC PH XXX
ELECTIVE - ETHICS
ELC XXX GP
ELECTIVE - GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Fourth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
EH 200
Approaches to Literature
3 CR.HR.
MS 223
Research Design
3 CR.HR.
SC 291
Cell Biology
3 CR.HR.
ELC XXX BIO
ELECTIVE - BIOLOGY
D7
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective - one course required

Fifth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
MS 223
Research Design
3 CR.HR.
SC 334
Genomic Biology
3 CR.HR.
ELC 2XX BIO
ELECTIVE - BIOLOGY (200+)
ELC XXX PHY
ELECTIVE - PHYSICAL SCIENCES
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN

Sixth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
ELC 2XX BIO
ELECTIVE - BIOLOGY (200+)
ELC XXX D8
ELECTIVE - FINE ARTS
ELC CM XXX
ELECTIVE - COMMUNICATIONS
ELC XXX PS
ELECTIVE - PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN

Seventh Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
SC 481
Biological Research & Laboratory Safety I
3 CR.HR.
ELC 2XX BIO
ELECTIVE - BIOLOGY (200+)
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN

Eighth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
SC 482

ELC SC 3XX
Biological Research & Laboratory Safety II
OR
ELECTIVE - SCIENCES (300+)
3 CR.HR.

ELC 2XX BIO
ELECTIVE - BIOLOGY (200+)
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN

Elective options

The student must take 6 biology elective courses. No more than 2 may be 100-level, at least 4 must be 200-level or above.

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No more than 2 may come from this list below:

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
SC 101
Introduction to Nutrition
3 CR.HR.
SC 141
Environmental Science
3 CR.HR.

No fewer than 4 of the biology electives must come from this list below:

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 425
Exercise Physiology
3 CR.HR.
SC 210

SL 210
Marine Biology
and
Marine Biology Laboratory
4 CR.HR.

0 CR.HR.
SC 233
Pathophysiology
3 CR.HR.
SC 234
Nutrition
3 CR.HR.
SC 241
Microbiology
4 CR.HR.
SC 292
Epidemiology
3 CR.HR.
SC 330
Exercise Physiology
3 CR.HR.
SC 332
Physiological Ecology of Animals and Plants
3 CR.HR.
SC 352
Biochemistry
3 CR.HR.
SC 381
Organic Chemistry I
3 CR.HR.
SC 382
Organic Chemistry II
3 CR.HR.