2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Biology, Bachelor of Science

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 42
Major Requirements 49
Electives 3
Other Requirements 26
Total Credit Hours 120

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
2
BIO 110
110L
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
4
BIO 111
111L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
Select one of the following:  
History of World Societies I  
American National Government  
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
MTH 151 College Algebra 3
MTH 153 College Algebra & Trigonometry 3
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
CSC 150 Computer Literacy 3
 Credits31
Second Year
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
BIO 260
260L
Integrative Zoology
and Integrative Zoology Laboratory
4
BIO 261
261L
General Botany
and General Botany Laboratory
4
XXX XXX Free Elective 3
BIO 263 Vertebrate Embryology 3
BIO 263L Vertebrate Embryology Lab 1
CHM 221 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 222 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 221L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CHM 222L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
XXX 111Intro to French, Spanish, German or Arabic 3
XXX 112Intro to French, Spanish, German or Arabic 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
 Credits33
Third Year
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory
 
BIO 270L Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
BIO 272 Human Anatomy 3
BIO 272L Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
BIO 351 Principles of Genetics 3
BIO 351L Principles of Genetics Laboratory 1
CHM 321 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 321L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2
CHM 322 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 322L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
PHY 152 General Physics 3
PHY 152L General Physics Laboratory I 1
PHY 153 General Physics 3
PHY 153L General Physics Laboratory II 1
Select one Cultural Elective of the following: 3
African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT  
African-American History  
African-American History Since 1865  
African American Health  
African-American Music  
Select one Humanities Elective:
 
Basic Art Appreciation  
Music Appreciation  
Humanties  
 Credits30
Fourth Year
BIO 310 General Microbiology 3
BIO 310L General Microbiology Laboratory 1
Select one of the following: 4
Ecology (Select one of the following)  
Ecology Laboratory  
Cell Biology  
Cell Biology Laboratory  
Parasitology  
Parasitology Laboratory  
BIO 364 Seminar and Colloquium in Biology 1
Select one of the following: 4
General Physiology
and General Physiology Laboratory
 
General Physiology Laboratory  
Plant Physiology
and Plant Physiology Laboratory
 
Plant Physiology Laboratory  
BIO 474 Molecular Biology 3
BIO 474L Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
BIO 495 Biostatistics 3
Select one Cultural Elective of the following: 3
African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT  
History of Art Survey I  
African-American History  
African-American History Since 1865  
African American Health  
African-American Music  
 
 Credits24
 Total Credits118

All Biology courses require students to take both lecture (3 credits) and lab (1 credit) with the exception of BIO 364 Seminar and Colloquium in Biology and BIO 495 Biostatistics. The lab for BIO 474L Molecular Biology Laboratory is 2 credits.