Curriculum Guide: Biology Major with Emphasis in Cell/Molecular Biology

An example: Four year plan for Biology Major with Emphasis in Cell/Molecular
120 credits necessary to graduate. Assumes an 18-credit minor.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201
BIOLOGY 202
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
4
CHEM 211
CHEM 213
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
5
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
BIOLOGY 203
BIOLOGY 204
Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology Lab: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution
4
CHEM 212
CHEM 214
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
5
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
General Ed / Core Minor 3
 Credits16
Sophomore
Fall
BIOLOGY 302 Principles of Microbiology 4
ENG COMP 105 English Composition II: Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits17
Spring
BIOLOGY 303 Genetics 3
BIOLOGY 309 Evolutionary Biology 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
BIOLOGY 307
BIOLOGY 308
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
4
ENV SCI 302 Principles of Ecology 4
CHEM 302
CHEM 304
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (or Bio-Organic in Spring)
4
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
BIOLOGY 346 Comparative Physiology 3
CHEM 330
CHEM 301
Biochemistry
and Bio-Organic Chemistry Laboratory (or Organic I in Fall)
4
Biology 407  
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
BIOLOGY 490 Biology Seminar (fall or spring) 1
Elective 3
General Ed 3
Biology Elective 3
Elective for Minor 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOLOGY 490 Biology Seminar (fall or spring) 1
Biology Elective 3-4
Elective for Minor 3-4
Elective 3-4
Elective 3-4
 Credits13-17
 Total Credits123-127