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Biological Sciences

Suggested Degree Pathway for Biology - Bioinformatics Option

For students who entered fall 2014 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
BIOL.1110Principles of Biology I3
BIOL.1170LExperimental Biology I1
BIOL.1160Freshmen Seminar1
CHEM.1210Chemistry I3
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab1
ENGL.1010College Writing I3
xxxx.xxxxGen.Ed. Social Science23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
BIOL.1120Principles of Biology II3
BIOL.1180LExperimental Biology II1
CHEM.1220Chemistry II3
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab1
MATH.1380Calc. for Life Sciences I4
ENGL.1020College Writing II3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CHEM.2210Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM.2290LOrganic Chem. I Lab1
BIOL.2370Problems in Genetics11
xxxx.xxxxGen.Ed. Social Science23
MATH.3210 /
Discrete Structures (recommended) / Calculus for Life Sciences II4

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
BIOL.2200Principles of Cell Biology13
BIOL.2330Exp. Methods in Biology12
CHEM.2230Organic Chemistry IIB3
CHEM.2300LOrganic Chem. II Lab1
MATH.2830Statistics Elective3
xxxx.xxxxGen.Ed. Arts/Human.23

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
BIOL.2400Ecol., Evol., & Conservat.13
BIOL.4340LGenomics Lab1
COMP.1010Computing I3
COMP.1030LComputing I Lab1
xxxx.xxxxGen. Ed. Arts/Human.2 (recommended: PHIL.2030, PHIL.3350, or PHIL.3410, AHE3)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
BIOL.3/4xxxBiology Elective I13
BIOL.4210LTechniques of Biochem.2
COMP.1020Computing II3
COMP.1040LComputing II Lab1
xxxx.xxxxGen.Ed. Social Science23

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
BIOL.4510Senior Seminar12
BIOL.3/4xxxBiology Elective II43-4
COMP.2010Computing III4
PHYS.1030General Physics I3
PHYS.1030LGeneral Physics I Lab1
xxxx.xxxxGen.Ed. Arts/Human.23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
BIOL.3/4xxxBiology Elective III43-4
COMP.xxxxComputing Elective3
PHYS.1040General Physics II3
PHYS.1040LGeneral Physics II Lab1
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
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