Biological Sciences (B.S.)

(Graduate studies, health professions, veterinary, biochemistry, forensics, minor in chemistry and other areas)

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
BIO 192General Biology II4
BIO 218Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 225The Poisoning of a Planet3
Select six additional BIO Courses. At least one course from each group: Molecular and Cellular; Organismal; and Ecology and Population. At least four must have a lab component. (see course groups below)22-24
Major Support Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
CHM 223Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 223LOrganic Chemistry 1 Lab1
CHM 224Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 224LOrganic Chemistry II Lab1
MTH 110Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab) 23-4
or MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
MTH 112Introduction to Statistics II 23
Select one of the following:8
Either PHY sequence must be taken with PHY 103 - PHY 104 (Lab sequence)
Non-Calculus General Physics I
and Non-Calculus General Physics II
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
Electives
Electives15
Total Credit Hours134-137
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

Two semesters of MTH 145 Calculus I-MTH 146 Calculus II may be substituted. Please note that most allied health programs and many other graduate programs require at least one semester of statistics. Students should consult with their advisors to determine which math they should take.

Other Requirements

Molecular and Cellular Courses
BIO 320Genetics4
BIO 321Developmental Biology4
BIO 322Histology4
BIO 409Virology3
BIO 410Toxicology3
BIO 418Advanced Molecular Biology4
BIO 427Bioinformatics4
BIO 460Biochemistry I3
BIO 461Biochemistry II3
BIO 475Stem Cell Biology3
BIO 480Seminar: Biology of Cancer3
BIO 481Seminar: Endocrine Disruptors3
Organismal Courses
BIO 281Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 282Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 325Microbiology4
BIO 327Botany - The Biology of Plants4
BIO 340Parasitology4
BIO 350Invertebrate Biology4
BIO 365Criminalistics for Biologists3
BIO 375Introduction to Neurobiology4
BIO 381Disease and Disorders of the Nervous System3
BIO 412Immunology3
BIO 431Mammalian Physiology3
BIO 450Biology of Sharks3
Ecology and Population Courses
BIO 230General Ecology4
BIO 237Ecology of the Galapagos3
BIO 245Evolution4
BIO 270Animal Behavior4
BIO 330Tropical Marine Biology4
BIO 335Biodiversity3
BIO 348Environ Research in the Field: Iceland4
BIO 360Insect Ecology4
BIO 415Pathogenic Microbiology4
BIO 458Global Climate Systems3
BIO 470Seminar: Environmental Topics3
BIO 471Perspectives on Human Life3

Health Professions Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Students in the Health Professions concentration must take two courses from the health professions group (at least one course must be a lab course):

Concentration Courses
Select two of the following:6-8
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Genetics
Developmental Biology
Histology
Microbiology
Introduction to Neurobiology
Disease and Disorders of the Nervous System
Virology
Toxicology
Immunology
Pathogenic Microbiology
Mammalian Physiology
Stem Cell Biology
Seminar: Biology of Cancer
Seminar: Endocrine Disruptors
Total Credit Hours6-8

Neurobiology Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Students in the Neurobiology concentration must take BIO 375 Introduction to Neurobiology, PSY 101 Introductory Psychology, plus one of the following biology courses and three psychology courses:

Concentration Courses
BIO 375Introduction to Neurobiology4
PSY 101Introductory Psychology3
Select one of the following:3-4
Animal Behavior
Disease and Disorders of the Nervous System
Toxicology
Mammalian Physiology
Seminar: Endocrine Disruptors
Select three additional PSY courses:9
Human Life Span Development
Motivation and Emotion
Cognition
Learning
Sensation and Perception
Brain and Behavior
Clinical Neuropsychology
Total Credit Hours19-20

Molecular Biology Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Students in the Molecular Biology concentration must take all of the following courses:

Concentration Courses
BIO 418Advanced Molecular Biology4
BIO 460Biochemistry I3
BIO 461Biochemistry II3
BIO 462Biochemistry Laboratory1
Additional recommended courses are BIO 245, BIO 427.
Total Credit Hours11

Typical Program for B.S. Biological Sciences

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Social Science 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 223L Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
MTH 110
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
or Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BIO 225 The Poisoning of a Planet 3
CHM 224 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 224L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
MTH 112 Introduction to Statistics II 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
First Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
PHY 101
Non-Calculus General Physics I
or General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
3
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
PHY 102
Non-Calculus General Physics II
or General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
3
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Senior Year
First Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
BIO Elective 4
Religion 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
BIO Elective 4
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours13-14
 Total Credit Hours125-129

Typical Program for B.S. in Biological Sciences and M.S. Physician Assistant Studies 3+2

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
MTH 110
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
or Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
MTH 112 Introduction to Statistics II 3
Social Science 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 223L Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BIO 225 The Poisoning of a Planet 3
CHM 224 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 224L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
First Semester
BIO 281 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PHY 101
Non-Calculus General Physics I
or General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
3
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Religion 3
BIO Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BIO 282 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PHY 102
Non-Calculus General Physics II
or General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
3
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1
Social Science 3
BIO Elective 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
First Semester
BIO (PAS) 4
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours7
Second Semester
BIO (PAS) 4
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours115

Note: Fourth year is the first year of the P.A. curriculum. Only P.A. courses counting specifically towards core or major graduation requirements are indicated above; some other P.A. courses count as free electives. For complete typical program in the fourth and fifth year, see the physician assistant studies typical program in the graduate section of this catalog.