The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Suggested three-year study plan (new students starting in Fall 2017)

First year

Fall (16 credits)

Number Course Cr
BIO201 General Biology I 4
ENG— English Course (LAC) 3
CHM201 Chemical Principles (LAC) 3
STA205 Biostatistics (LAC) 3
LAC   3

Spring (16 credits)

Number Course Cr
BIO202 General Biology II 4
ENG— English Course (LAC) 3
PHY301 Classical Physics for Life Sciences 3
PHY302 Classical Physics for Life Sciences Lab 1
CHM202 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM204 Quantitative Analysis 2

Summer I and/or Summer II (7 credits)

Number Course Cr
ENG/LAC   3
CSC201 Computer Application 1
LAC   3

Second year

Fall (15 credits)

Number Course Cr
BIO321 Genetics 3
BIO322 Genetics Lab 1
CHM311 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM313 Organic Chemistry I LAB 1
PHY305 Modern Physics for Life Sciences 3
PHY306 Modern Physics for Life Sciences Lab 1
LAC (PSY 201)   3

Spring (15 credits)

Number Course Cr
BCH301 Introduction to Biochemistry 4
BIO345 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
LAC (SOC201)   3
CHM312 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM314 Organic Chemistry II LAB 1

Third year

Fall (14 or 13 credits)

Number Course Cr
BIO— Biology elective 3
BIO— Biology elective 3
BIO499 Senior Study-Biology 3
LAC   3
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1
BIO 344 (optional)* Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1

Spring (14 or 13 credits)

Number Course Cr
BIO— Biology elective 3
BIO331 Ecology 4
BIO332 Microbiology 3
BIO311 Microbiology Lab 1
HLT201 Basic Health 1
PED2— Physical Education 1
BIO 489 (optional)* Seminar 1

* Students need to satisfy one credit of either BIO 344 or BIO 489


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