Suggested B.S. Biology Curriculum Planning Sheet (32 courses)

Attention must be given to the timing of prerequisites for the advanced courses you wish to take.  Students interested in research with a faculty mentor should take a lab course from the mentor during the sophomore or junior year.

Review A Handbook for Research Students for more information on student research

First Year
Fall Spring
BIOL 111 BIOL 112
CHEM 121 CHEM 122
MATH 161/162* MATH 161/162*
First-Year Seminar CCS
Sophomore Year
Fall Spring
BIOL 113 BIOL 265**
BIOL 205-level or above BIOL 205-level or above
CHEM 221 NS/ENGIN. Elective***
CCS CCS
Junior Year
Fall Spring
BIOL 205-level or above BIOL 205-level or above
BIOL 205-level or above BIOL 205-level or above
NS/ENGIN. Elective*** NS/ENGIN. Elective***
CCS/FREE CCS
Senior Year
Fall Spring
CCS/Free Elective BIOL 490
CCS/Free Elective CCS/Free Elective
CCS/Free elective CCS/Free Elective
CCS/Free Elective CCS/Free Elective

* Students planning careers in the more quantitative areas of biology are urged to take MATH 161/162 or 165/162.  **Required for students planning to conduct Honors Thesis.  ***Any one of the following can be used to meet the Natural Science/Engineering requirement: CHEM 221, 231, 311, 350, CS 104, 105, 106, MATH 263, 282, PHYS 112, 133,152, ES 101, CE 321, CHE 211, ECE 211, 221, or ME 380, 492.