Suggested First-Year Program (Classes with GE next to them may also count as General Education courses)

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Suggested Year 1 Program

Fall Semester
CourseCredit Hours
BIOL-L101 or L102 GE5
Ethical Reasoning or Diversity Course GE3
Written Communication ENG-W131 GE3
Oral Communication SPCH-S121 GE3
First Year Seminar COAS-FY1041
Total: 15
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
BIOL-L102 or L101 GE5
Art or Humanities Course GE3
Information Technology Fluency CSCI-C1063
Mathematics MATH-M122 or higher level GE (may depend on placement score) 3
Historical Investigation Course GE3
Total: 17
Summer Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Chemistry CHEM-C101/C121 GE5
Chemistry CHEM-C102/C122 GE5
Gen. Ed. Elective GE3
Total: 13

Suggested Year 2 Program

Fall Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Developmental Biology PLSC-B373, BIOL-L317/Z318, or PLSC-B375 with permission 5
Molecular Biology BIOL-L2113
Social Science Course GE3
Written Communication II ENG-W231, W234, or W290 GE3
Total: 14
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Genetics BIOL-L311/L3196
Foreign Language Course GE4
Physiology PHSL-P416/P418, PLSC-B370, or PHSL-P215 with permission5
General Elective3
Total: 18
Summer Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Organismal Diversity Elective PLSC-B364 or ZOOL-Z373/Z3835
Foreign Language Course GE4
General Elective3
Total: 12

Suggested Year 3 Program

Fall Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Required Biology Elective(s) (must be 300-level or above)5-6
Social/Behavioral Science GE3
Ecology BIOL-L473/L474, MICR-M420/BIOL-L474, BIOL-L343, or BIOL-L3033-5
Foreign Language3
Total: 14-17
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Cell Biology BIOL-L3123
Foreign Language Course GE3
Evolution BIOL-L318 5
Biology BIOL-L403 1
Total: 12
Summer Semester
CourseCredit Hours
General Elective3
Historical Investigation Course GE3
Total: 6

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