Biology B.S.

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. Students must complete at least 120 hours, and this must be considered when scheduling upper-level hours in the senior year.

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  
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
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
or MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
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
University/state core Fine Arts
or US History Requirement from
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)
General Elective  1
Year Total: 17 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL 2533 Cell Biology (Sp, Fa) (BIOL 2531L optional)13-4  
CHEM 3603 Organic Chemistry I (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Su, Fa)1,2
4  
University/State Core Social Science Requirement or PHIL Requirement3  
BIOL Lab Course or Approved BIOL-related Elective 2000-level or Above4  
BIOL 2323 General Genetics (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 2321L General Genetics Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1
  4
CHEM 3613 Organic Chemistry II (Sp, Su)
& CHEM 3611L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (Sp, Su)1,2
  4
University/Core from Social Science  3
PHIL requirement or University/State Core from Social Science (as needed)  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 15 17
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL 3023 Evolutionary Biology (Sp, Fa)1,23  
CHEM 3813 Introduction to Biochemistry (Su, Fa)1,23  
Select one of the following: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
   
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Core from Humanities (if needed) or Core from Social Science3  
Core from Social Science (as needed) or General Elective 3  
Select one of the following:  3-4
BIOL 3023 Evolutionary Biology (Sp, Fa) (if still needed)1,2
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Elective1,2
BIOL 3863 General Ecology (Sp, Fa) (BIOL 3861L optional)1,2  3-4
Select one of the following:  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
   
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
BIOL Lab Course 2000-level or Above   4
Year Total: 16 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Elective1,23-4  
BIOL 4000 Level Elective1,23-4  
STAT 2023 Biostatistics (Sp)13  
General Elective 3  
General Elective 3  
BIOL 3000-4000 Level Elective1,2  3
BIOL 4000 Level Elective1,2  3-4
BIOL 4000 Level Elective1,2  3-4
General Elective   1-3
Year Total: 15 10
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See 3 on Graduation Requirements Checklist or see the Catalog of Studies.

2

Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule. See 2b on Graduation Requirements Checklist or see the Catalog of Studies.