Pre-Medical Program with a Major in Biology

Two degree options: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Both options consist of a minimum of 124 credit hours and must include the college-wide requirements in general education.

Pre-Medical Biology Major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree:

First Year
BIOLOGY 12/12L and 13/13L — Biological Sciences
BIOLOGY 15 — Introduction to Biology
CHEMISTRY 1/3 and 2/4 — General Chemistry
MATHEMATICS 20 — College Algebra,
Calculus, Computer Science 65 or Statistics
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Second Year
BIOLOGY 165 — Cell Biology or
BIOLOGY 101/101L — Comparative Anatomy
BIOLOGY 126/126L — Developmental Biology or
BIOLOGY 121/121L — Parasitology
BIOLOGY 105 — Introduction to Genetics
CHEMISTRY 107/109 and 108/110 — Organic Chemistry
ETHICS
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Third Year
BIOLOGY 103/103L — Microbiology
BIOLOGY 129/129L — Physiology
BIOLOGY 91 — Understanding Evolution or
BIOLOGY 117 – Ecology
PHYSICS 11/12 — General Physics
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Fourth Year
BIOLOGY 186 — Molecular Biology or
BIOLOGY 182 — Immunology
BIOLOGY 187L —Molecular/Cell Biology Lab or
BIOLOGY 106 – Research in Genetics
BIOLOGY 191 — Seminar in Biology
BIOLOGY 192 — Seminar in Biology
BIOLOGY 199 — Capstone
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
GENERAL ELECTIVES
BIOLOGY ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
1
8
4
4
3
3
31



4

4
3
8
3
6
3
31


5
5

3
8
6
4
31



3

2-3
1
1
3
6
6
9
31-32

Pre-Medical Biology Major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree:

First Year
BIOLOGY 12/12L and 13/13L — Biological Sciences
BIOLOGY 15 — Introduction to Biology
CHEMISTRY 1/3 and 2/4 — General Chemistry
MATHEMATICS 20 — College Algebra,
Calculus, Computer Science 65 or Statistics
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Second Year
BIOLOGY 165 — Cell Biology or
BIOLOGY 101/101L — Comparative Anatomy
BIOLOGY 126/126L — Developmental Biology or
BIOLOGY 121/121L — Parasitology
BIOLOGY 105 — Introduction to Genetics
CHEMISTRY 107/109 and 108/110 — Organic Chemistry
ETHICS
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Third Year
BIOLOGY 103/103L — Microbiology
BIOLOGY 129/129L — Physiology
BIOLOGY 99 — Biological Research and Statistical Methods
PHYSICS 11/12 — General Physics
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Fourth Year
BIOLOGY 91 – Understanding Evolution or
BIOLOGY 117 — Ecology
BIOLOGY 186 — Molecular Biology or
BIOLOGY 182 — Immunology
BIOLOGY 187L — Molecular/Cell Biology Lab or
BIOLOGY 106L — Research in Genetics
BIOLOGY 191 — Seminar in Biology
BIOLOGY 192 — Seminar in Biology
BIOLOGY 197L — Undergraduate Research
BIOLOGY 199 — Capstone
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
GENERAL ELECTIVES
BIOLOGY ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
1
8
4
4
3
3
31



4

4
3
8
3
6
3
31


5
5
3
8
6
4
31



3

3

2-3
1
1
2
3
6
6
4
31-32

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September 15, 2017
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