2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Summary of Graduation Requirements

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


Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
BIO 110
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
BIO 111
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
Select one of the following: 3
History of World Societies I
American National Government
Introduction to Sociology
MTH 151 College Algebra 3
MTH 153 College Algebra & Trigonometry 3
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
Second Year
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
BIO 260
Integrative Zoology
BIO 261 General Botany 3
BIO 261L General Botany Laboratory 1
XXX XXX Biology Elective 4
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
CSC 150 Computer Literacy 3
XXX 111Intro to French, Spanish, German or Arabic 3
XXX 112Intro to French, Spanish, German or Arabic 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
Third Year
BIO XXX XXX Elective 4

and Vertebrate Embryology Lab
BIO XXX XXX Elective 4
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 310 General Microbiology 3
BIO 310L General Microbiology 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
Fourth Year
BIO 351 Principles of Genetics 3
BIO 351L Principles of Genetics Laboratory 1
BIO 364 Seminar and Colloquium in Biology 1
Select one of the following BIO elective: 4
General Physiology
General Physiology Laboratory
Plant Physiology
and Plant Physiology Laboratory
BIO 495 Biostatistics 3
BIO 474 Molecular Biology 3
BIO 474L Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
Select one Cultural Elective: 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
XXX XXX Free Elective 3
Select one Humanities Elective: 3
Introduction to World Literature
Basic Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
 Total Credits120

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.