Biology B.A.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Select one of the following:3-4  
MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 1284C Precalculus Mathematics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1305) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
BIOL 1584 Biology for Majors (Sp, Fa)4  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
General Elective0-1  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
Select one of the following:  3
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Core from Fine Arts  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL 2533 Cell Biology (Sp, Fa) (BIOL 2531L optional)13  
Select from the following:4  
CHEM 3603 Organic Chemistry I (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Su, Fa)1,2
   
or
BIOL 2323 General Genetics (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 2321L General Genetics Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1
   
University/state core from Social Science3  
University/state core from Social Science (as needed) or General Elective3  
General Elective3  
Select one of the following:  3-4
BIOL 2323 General Genetics (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 2321L General Genetics Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1
   
Biology elective
BIOL 3023 Evolutionary Biology (Sp, Fa)1,2
Select one of the following:  4
CHEM 3613 Organic Chemistry II (Sp, Su)
& CHEM 3611L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (Sp, Su)1,2
   
CHEM 2613 Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 2611L Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
   
Select one of the following:  3
PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PHIL 2203 Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
PHIL 3113 Environmental Ethics (Irregular)1,2
PHIL 4213 Philosophy of Science (Irregular)1,2
University/state core Social Science requirement (as needed)
University/state core from Humanities (as needed) or General Elective  3
General Elective or Core from Social Science (as needed)  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
One of the following:3-4  
BIOL 3023 Evolutionary Biology (Sp, Fa)1,2
BIOL 3863 General Ecology (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 3861L General Ecology Laboratory (Fa)1,2
   
Biology Elective
Biology elective3-4  
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)1
4  
Select one of the following:3-4  
STAT 2023 Biostatistics (Sp)1
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
STAT 4003 Statistical Methods (Sp, Fa)
& STAT 4001L Statistics Methods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1,2
   
MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)1,2
Select one of the following as needed:3  
Core from social science (if needed)
PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PHIL 2203 Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
PHIL 3113 Environmental Ethics (Irregular)1,2
PHIL 4213 Philosophy of Science (Irregular)1,2
Select one of the following:  3-4
BIOL 3863 General Ecology (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 3861L General Ecology Laboratory (Fa)1,2
   
BIOL 3023 Evolutionary Biology (Sp, Fa) ((if still needed) or)1,2
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Elective1,2
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Elective1,2  3-4
PHYS 2033 College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
& PHYS 2031L College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab) (Su)1
  4
General Electives  6
Year Total: 18 18
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Biology Elective 1,23-4  
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Biology Elective 1,23-4  
General Electives6  
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Elective1,2  3-4
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Elective1,2  3-4
Upper Level Elective in Fulbright College (if needed for 24-hour rule) or General Elective  3
General Electives (as needed to total 120 degree hours)  3-4
Year Total: 12 9
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See College Academic Regulations.

2

Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule. See College Academic Regulations.