Suggested Degree Pathway for Biology - Ecology 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.
BIOL.2400 Ecol., Evol., & Conservat.1 3
MATH.2830 Statistics1 3
CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM.2290L Organic Chem. I Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Social Science2 3
Total 13/15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.2200 Principles of Cell Biology1 3
BIOL.2330L Exp. Methods in Biology1 2
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective I1/3 3
CHEM.2230 Organic Chemistry IIB 3
CHEM.2300L Organic Chem. II Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Arts/Human.2 3
Total 14/15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.2350 Genetics1 3
BIOL.2370 Problems in Genetics1 1
BIOL.3150 Principles of Ecology 3
BIOL.3170L Principles of Ecology Lab 1
PHYS.1030 General Physics I  3
PHYS.1030L General Physics I Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Social Science2 3
Total 15-18

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective II1/3 3
xxxx.3/4xxx Ecology Elective I4 3
BIOL.4260 Evolutionary Biology 1
PHYS.1040 General Physics II 3
PHYS.1040L General Physics II Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Arts/Human.2 3
Total 13-16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.4510 Senior Seminar1 2
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective III1/3 3
xxxx.3/4xxx Ecology Elective III4 3
BIOL.4210L Techniques of Biochemistry 2
xxxx.3/4xxx Ecology Elective II with Lab4 4-5
Total 14-16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective IV1/3 3
BIOL.4160 Clim. Change: Sci. Comm. 3
BIOL.4190 Biochemistry 3
xxxx.3/4xxx Ecology Elective IV4 3
xxxx.xxxx Gen.Ed. Arts/Human.2 3
Total 14/15
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 Ethics course (E) and one Diversity course (D) need to be included among the total of six AH and SS courses.

3Any UML course xxxx.1010 and above will fulfill the Free Elective requirement (exception Math courses must be above the level of Calculus II). Additional Biology lecture and laboratory courses (with BIOL prefix) may be taken to fulfill the Free Elective requirement. Courses with LIFE prefix cannot be used.

4Ecology Electives: see list of approved courses. Electives II and III, with the corresponding labs, can be replaced by 2 semesters of Senior Research (BIOL.4110L and BIOL.4120L).

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