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Bachelors of Science in Biology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

A major in Biology with an emphasis in General Biology or Cellular and Molecular Biology requires 122 semester hours, of which 45 credit hours must be biology courses. Additionally, 43 semester credit hours of General Education requirements, 20 credit hours of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry, 8 credit hours of Physics, 3 credit hours of Math 1720 or higher (General Biology Concentration) or 3 credit hours of Math 1910 (Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration), and 15 credit hours of 3000-4000 level general electives (ie PSYC 3410).  No grade of less than “C” in any Biology course will be accepted as credit toward meeting Departmental requirements.

An undergraduate minor in the Department consists of a minimum of 24 semester hours, 16 of which should be taken in sequence in Biology 1110-1111; 1120-1121; 2110-2111 (Cell Biology), and 2120-2121 (Genetics). General Chemistry 1110 and 1120, with laboratories, are required as a supporting related course and must precede BIOL 2110. The remaining eight hours of the minor must be at 3000 or 4000 Biology level courses.

 

SUGGESTED FOUR YEAR PLAN:
Courses labeled with an asterisk represent approved general education courses from the areas of Fine Art, Humanities, Social Sciences, Literature, and History.  Such courses may be substituted with other courses from their respective areas of the approved general education course list found in the undergraduate catalog.  **MATH 1720 or higher is required to take Physics.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Plan of Study

Freshman Year

 

 

 

Fall

 

                     Spring

 

BIOL 1110, 1111 Gen Bio I/Lab     4            BIOL 1120, 1121 Gen Bio II/Lab           4               

CHEM 1110  General Chemistry I

  3

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Lab

  1

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II Lab

1

ENGL 1010 Freshman English I

  3

ENGL 1020 Freshman English II

3

ART 1010*

  3

MATH 1910

3

UNIV 1000 Service to Leadership

  1

Music 1010*

3

 

15

 

17

Sophomore Year

 

 

 

Fall

 

                         Spring

 

BIOL 2110, 2111 Cell Biology and Lab

4

BIOL 2120, 2121 Principles of Genetics and Lab

4

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 2020  Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

ENGL 2012 English literature

3

HIST 2020 American History II

3

HIST 2010 American History I

3

SOCI 2010 Introduction to Sociology*

3

COMM 2200 Public Speaking

3

PSYC 2010 General Psychology*

3

 

17

 

17

Junior Year

 

 

 

Fall

 

Spring

 

BIOL 3200, 3201 Mammalian Physiology and Lab

4

BIOL 4120, 4121 Principles of Ecology and Lab

4

 

CHEM 3410 General Biochemistry I

3

Biology Elective/Lab (3000-4000)

4

 

CHEM 3411 General Biochemistry I lab

1

PHYS 2020 College Physics II

3

 

PHYS 2010 College Physics I **

3

PHYS 2021 College Physics II Lab

1

 

PHYS 2011 College Physics I Lab

1

CHEM 3420 General Biochemistry II

3

 

BIOL 3110 Biometrics

3

CHEM 3421 General Chemistry II Lab

1

 

 

15

 

16

 

Senior Year

 

 

 

 

Fall

 

Spring

 

 

BIOL 4170 Senior Seminar

1

Biology Elective/Lab (3000-4000)

4

 

Biology Elective/Lab (3000-4000)

4

General Elective (Any 3000-4000 level course)

3

 

Biology Elective/Lab (3000-4000)

4

General Elective (Any 3000-4000 level course)

3

 

General Elective (Any 3000-4000 level course)

3

General Elective (Any 3000-4000 level course)

3

 

 

 12

 

 13

 

                                                                                                                       Total 122 Credit Hours