Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 125
General Chemistry I 1
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
FRSH SEM First-Year Seminar 0
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
BIOL 201 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 3
BIOL 202 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 1
CHEM 126
General Chemistry II 1
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
3
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
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
or Computer Programming and Problem Solving
3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BIOL 222 Evolution 3
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
Cell Biology Laboratory Elective 4
Social Science GER 3
 Term Credits15
Third Year
1st Semester
R120 342
R120 343
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
4
R120 356 Molecular Biology 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
R120 355 Cell Biology 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Lab 1
Cell Biology Elective 3
Technical Elective 3 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Cell Biology Laboratory Elective 4
Technical Elective 2 3
Technical Elective 3
Free Elective 1 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Cell Biology Elective 3
Technical Elective 3 3
Free Elective 2 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Term Credits12
 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
BIOL 453Applied Genetics & Genomics3
R120 455Molec Cell Biology3
R120 456Virology3
CHEM 474Biochemistry II3
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
CHEM 473
CHEM 475
Biochemistry
and Biochemistry Lab I
5