B.S. in Biology

B.S. in Biology (120 hours)
Core Requirements (39 hours)
First Year Seminar3
First Year Seminar
Freshmen Composition I3
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Composition for International Students
Any EN 23XX literature course
Any 1000, 2000, or 3000-level HS course
Social Science6
Satisfied by MT 2303 in the courses required for this major.
Natural or Physical Sciences
Satisfied by PY 1401 in the courses required for this major.
Fine Arts3
Foreign Language and International Engagement 6
This requirement is satisfied through one of four ways: (1) One 3-hour course in any language at the 3000 level or above, with a grade of B or better; (2) Two courses (1311 and 1312) in a language not previously studied; (3) Two courses (2311 and 2312) in a language previously studied at the high school or college level; (4) Qualifying scores on an AP or CLEP exam, or both the ACTFL OPI and WPT exams
Philosophy - Self3
Intro to Philosophy
Philosophy - Ethics3
Foundations of Ethics
Theology - God3
Introduction to Theology
Intermediate Theology3
Any TH 33xx course
Biology Major Courses (78 hours)
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
BL 2110Sophomore Biology Seminar1
BL 2233Cell & Molecular Methods2
BL 2330Genetic Principles3
BL 2332Cell Biology3
BL 3110Junior Biology Seminar1
BL 4110Senior Biology Seminar1
BL 34XX or 44XX -Advanced Biology16
At least 4 credits must fulfill the Cellular & Molecular Biology requirement and 4 credits for the Organismal Biology requirement.
BL 4451Biochemistry I4
BL 4452Biochemistry II4
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
CH 2411Organic Chemistry I4
CH 2412Organic Chemistry II4
MT 2303Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MT 2412Calculus I4
PY 1401General Physics I4
PY 1402General Physics II4
Advanced Science Elective 4
Can be fulfilled by an Advanced Biology (BL 34XX/44XX) or Advanced Chemistry course (CH 34XX/44XX)
Electives (3 hours)
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline. Students can use these hours to pursue certificates, minors, or second majors.3
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
FYE 13013Social Science3
BL 14014EN 13113
CH 14014BL 14024
MT 24124CH 14024
 MT 23033
 15 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
PL 13013PL 23013
BL 2332 or 23303BL 2332 or 23303
CH 24114BL 22332
Literature3CH 24124
BL 21101History3
 14 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
PY 14014PY 14024
Advanced Biology 4Advance Biology4
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
Advanced Science Elective4TH 13013
BL 31101 
 16 14
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Fine Arts3Electives3
BL 44514BL 44524
Advanced Biology4Advanced Biology4
BL 41101Social Science3
Advanced Theology3 
 15 14
Total Semester Hours 120