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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences BA Four-Year Plan

First Year
BISC 207 - Introductory Biology I (4cr.)   BISC 208 - Introductory Biology II (4cr.)  
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry (4cr.)  or CHEM 107 - General Chemistry For Life Sciences I (4cr.)       CHEM 104 - General Chemistry (4cr.)  or CHEM 108 - General Chemistry for Life Sciences II (4cr.)  
MATH 115 - Pre-Calculus (3cr.)  or MATH 117 - Pre-Calculus for Scientists and Engineers (4cr.)  ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition (3cr.)  
Foreign Language Requirement (1/3)* Foreign Language Requirement (2/3)* 
First Year Seminar  
Credits: 16 Credits: 15
Second Year
300-level BISC Core Elective (1/2)** 300-level BISC Core Elective (2/2)**
CHEM 321 - Organic Chemistry I (3cr.)  or CHEM 213 - Elementary Organic Chemistry (3cr.)      CHEM 322 - Organic Chemistry II (3cr.)  or CHEM 214 - Elementary Biochemistry (3cr.)  
CHEM 325 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1cr.)  or CHEM 215 - Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1cr.)   CHEM 326 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1cr.)  or CHEM 216 - Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1cr.)  
MATH 221 - Calculus I (3cr.)  or MATH 241 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus A (4cr.)   Breadth Requirement (1/9)
Foreign Language Requirement (3/3)*  Breadth Requirement (2/9)
  Breadth Requirement (3/9)
Credits: 14 Credits: 16
Third Year
PHYS 201 - Introductory Physics I (4cr.)  or PHYS 207 - Fundamentals of Physics I (4cr.)    BISC 403 - Genetics (3cr.)  
STAT 200 - Basic Statistical Practice (3cr.)  (or equivalent approved course) PHYS 202 - Introductory Physics II (4cr.)  or PHYS 208 - Fundamentals of Physics II (4cr.)  
BISC Elective (300 or 400-level) (1/4) BISC Elective (300 or 400-level) (2/4)
Breadth Requirement (4/9)  Breadth Requirement (6/9) 
Breadth Requirement (should also satisfy Multicultural Requirement) (5/9) Breadth Requirement (7/9) 
  Free Elective (1/3)
Credits: 16 Credits: 17
Fourth Year
BISC Elective (300 or 400-level) (3/4) BISC Elective (300 or 400-level) (4/4)
Experimental Biology Laboratory Requirement (DLE)** Literature-based Biology Requirement**
Breadth Requirement (8/9)  Breadth Requirement (9/9) 
Second Writing Requirement Capstone Requirement
Free Elective (2/3) Free Elective (3/3)
Credits: 15 Credits: 15
Total Credits: 124
     * Can substitute a Breadth Requirement and postpone Foreign Language Requirement to other semesters.
** See program plan for approved courses.
*** Minimum grade C- required in all BISC courses for a total of at least 33 credits. Minimum 33 BISC credits; maximum 45.

Disclaimer: Four-Year Plans are a Departmental suggestion of how a student could complete this degree in four years (eight semesters). Students may opt to take courses in the summer or winter sessions. These plans do not take into account additional requirements brought on by minors or other majors. A Four-Year Plan is subject to change from year-to-year given the resources and focuses of the Department. This document is not intended to replace advising. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her assigned advisor at least once a semester to monitor progress and ensure that he or she is on track to graduate on time. Students can also utilize the Degree Audit in UDSIS to monitor their progress.