Minimum grade requirements:

  • A minimum grade of C- is required to advance from BIO201 to BIO202 and from BIO202 to BIO320.
  • A minimum grade of C- in BIO320 is required to advance to most upper-division biology courses (300 and above).
  • A minimum grade of C- is required to advance from CHE201 to CHE202, from CHE202 to CHE318, and from CHE318 to CHE319.
  • A minimum grade of C- in CHE319 is required to enroll in BCM461.
  • A minimum grade of C- in MAT251 is required to enroll in MAT252 and in PHY201.

57 credits, plus an approved minor1

Pre-Major Requirements (16 Credits) 1
BIO201
& BIO211

and 2
4
BIO202
& BIO212

and 2
4
CHE201
& CHE211

and 3
4
CHE202
& CHE212

and 3
4
Required Biology Course (4 Credits)
BIO320 44
Major Electives (18 Credits)
Select 18 credits of Biology (or Biochemistry) courses at the 300 level or above 518
Lecture Series (6 Credits)
Participation in 6 hours of Lecture Series6
Cognate Requirements (19 Credits) 6
Additional Chemistry Requirements:
CHE3183
CHE3061
Math Requirements:
MAT2413
MAT2514
Physics Requirements:
Select one of the following two groups:8
Group A:
PHY221
& PHY211

and
PHY222
& PHY232

and
Group B:
PHY201
& PHY211

and
PHY202
& PHY212

and
Additional Breadth Requirement (18-22 Credits)
Select an approved minor18-22
Total Credits81-85

Additional considerations for admission to medical, dental and veterinary schools: The requirements for these professional schools are constantly evolving and vary from institution to institution. Please contact the Pre-Health Adviser.

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
BIO201 3
BIO211 1
CHE201 3
CHE211 1
MAT251 4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
 Credits15
Spring
BIO202 3
BIO212 1
CHE202 3
CHE212 1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
 Credits14
Year 2
Fall
BIO320 4
CHE318 3
CHE306 1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Physics I or Fundamental Physics I with lab 1 4
 Credits15
Spring
Upper-division Biology elective 3-4
Course in approved minor 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
Gen Physics II or Fundamental Physics II with lab 2 4
 Credits13-14
Year 3
Fall
Upper-division Biology elective 3-4
Course in approved minor 3
MAT241 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Biology elective with lab 4
Course in approved minor 3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI) 3-4
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Elective 3
 Credits16-17
Year 4
Fall
Biology elective with lab 4
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Course in approved minor 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Biology elective with lab 4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Course in approved minor 3
Course in approved minor 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits120-123