Oct 01, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences - Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics Concentration BS 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
BISC 300-level Requirement* BISC 300-level Elective*
CHEM 321 - Organic Chemistry I (3cr.)   CHEM 322 - Organic Chemistry II (3cr.)   
CHEM 325 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1cr.)   CHEM 326 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1cr.)  
MATH 221 - Calculus I (3cr.)  or MATH 241 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus A (4cr.)   STAT 200 - Basic Statistical Practice (3cr.)  
Foreign Language Requirement (3/3) Breadth Requirement (1/7)
  Breadth Requirement (2/7)
Credits: 14 Credits: 16
Third Year
BISC 305 - Cell Biology (3cr.)    BISC 403 - Genetics (3cr.)  
PHYS 201 - Introductory Physics I (4cr.)  or PHYS 207 - Fundamentals of Physics I (4cr.)    PHYS 202 - Introductory Physics II (4cr.)  or PHYS 208 - Fundamentals of Physics II (4cr.)  
BISC 300 or 400-level Elective BISC Experimental Biology Requirement (DLE) (1/2)*
Breadth Requirement (3/7) Breadth Requirement (5/7)
Breadth Requirement (must also satisfy Multicultural Requirement) (4/7) Breadth Requirement (6/7)
Credits: 16 Credits: 17
Fourth Year
BISC 401 - Molecular Biology of the Cell (3cr.)   BISC 300 or 400-level Elective
CHEM 527 - Biochemistry (3cr.) BISC Group Elective (which also must satisfy Literature-based Biology Requirement) (2/2)*
BISC Group Elective (1/2)* BISC Experimental Biology Requirement (2/2)*
Breadth Requirement (7/7) Capstone Requirement
Second Writing Requirement Free Elective (1/2)
  Free Elective (2/2)
Credits: 15 Credits: 15
Total Credits: 124
*See program page for approved courses.
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.  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. This document is intended as a supplemental advisement tool to be used in conjunction with in-person advisement and the UDSIS Degree Audit.  Students should direct any questions or concerns regarding degree progress to their advisor or Academic Assistant Dean.