Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
R120 202 Foundations Of Biology Lab 1
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
 Term Credits14
Second Year
1st Semester
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
Cell Biology Laboratory Elective 4
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 222 Evolution 3
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
4
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Social Science GER 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
R120 356 Molecular Biology 3
Cell Biology Elective 3
Free Elective 1 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Technical Elective 2 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Cell Biology Laboratory Elective 4
R120 355 Cell Biology 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Free Elective 1 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Cell Biology Elective 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Free Elective 1 3
Free Elective 1 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits120

Biology Credits: 39

Electives

Technical Electives

Any course in chemistry, math or physics beyond major requirements. Any course in environmental science, computer science or engineering. Additional biology electives can be used as technical electives.

Free Electives

Any course in any subject at any level.

Cell Biology Electives

BIOL 315Principles of Neurobiology3
BIOL 341Introduction to Neurophysiology3
BIOL 344Physiological Mechanisms3
BIOL 350Immunology3
or R120 350 Immunology
BIOL 352Genetics3
or R120 352 Genetics
R120 360Biochemistry3
R120 402Biology of Cancer3
BIOL 440Cell Biology of Disease: Cells gone Bad!3
R120 444Cell Neurobiology3
BIOL 447Systems Neurobiology3
BIOL 448Neuropathophysiology: Nervous System Gone Bad!3
R120 455Molec Cell Biology3
R120 456Virology3
BIOL 491Research and Independent Study1-3
or R120 491 Problems In Biology
BIOL 492Research and Independent Study3
or R120 492 Problems In Biology

Cell Laboratory Electives(Two Required)

R120 325
R120 326
Animal Parasites
and Parasitology Lab
4
R120 330Plant Physiology4
R120 335General Microbiology4
BIOL 347Lab Approaches in Neuroscience4
R120 404Intro to Neuroanatomy4
R120 405Microanatomy of Cells4
BIOL 451Cell Physiology and Imaging4
R120 452Molecular Biol Techniques4