Suggested Degree Pathway for Biology - Bioinformatics Option


For students who entered fall 2014 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.1110 Principles of Biology I 3
BIOL.1170L Experimental Biology I 1
BIOL.1160 Freshmen Seminar 1
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab 1
ENGL.1010 College Writing I 3
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Social Science2 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.1120 Principles of Biology II 3
BIOL.1180L Experimental Biology II 1
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH.1380 Calc. for Life Sciences I 4
ENGL.1020 College Writing II 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM.2290L Organic Chem. I Lab 1
BIOL.2350 Genetics1 3
BIOL.2370 Problems in Genetics1 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Social Science2 3
MATH.3210/1390 Discrete Structures (recommended) / Calculus for Life Sciences II 4
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.2200 Principles of Cell Biology1 3
BIOL.2330 Exp. Methods in Biology1 2
CHEM.2230 Organic Chemistry IIB 3
CHEM.2300L Organic Chem. II Lab 1
MATH.2830 Statistics Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Arts/Human.2 3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.2400 Ecol., Evol., & Conservat.1 3
BIOL.4320 Genomics 3
BIOL.4340L Genomics Lab 1
COMP.1010 Computing I 3
COMP.1030L Computing I Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen. Ed. Arts/Human.2 (recommended: PHIL.2030, PHIL.3350, or PHIL.3410, AHE3) 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.3/4xxx Biology Elective I1 3
BIOL.4190 Biochemistry 3
BIOL.4210L Techniques of Biochem. 2
COMP.1020 Computing II 3
COMP.1040L Computing II Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Social Science2 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.4510 Senior Seminar1 2
BIOL.3/4xxx Biology Elective II4 3-4
COMP.2010 Computing III 4
PHYS.1030 General Physics I 3
PHYS.1030L General Physics I Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Arts/Human.2 3
Total 16/17

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.3/4xxx Biology Elective III4 3-4
COMP.xxxx Computing Elective 3
PHYS.1040 General Physics II 3
PHYS.1040L General Physics II Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 13/14
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Courses may be taken either in fall or spring term of the academic year.

2The General Education (Gen. Ed.) Breadth of Knowledge Electives for SS and AH may be taken in any order. Consult the General Education web site for the list of approved courses. One Diversity course (D) need to be included among the total of five AH and SS courses.

3These courses count as a Gen.Ed. AH course and fulfill the Gen.Ed. Ethics requirement.

4One of Biology Electives II or III must include the corresponding lab course (minimum of 1 credit).

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 10/17/2017