Curriculum Requirements for B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology Concentration

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: College Composition 3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Research Writing 3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
FCIQ 101 Foundations of Inquiry 3
FCSC 101 Foundations of Scientific Process 3
FCWR 302 Communication for Healthcare Careers 3
—OR—
FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions 3
    Total: 18 Credits
 
Seminars Credits:
ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3
ICLT 3XX Literature choice 3
ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice 3
ICSS 3XX Social Science / Economics choice 3
    Total: 12 Credits
 
Mathematics and Science Credits:
MATH 141 Precalculus 4
BIOL 110 General Biology I 4
    Total: 8 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Biology Credits:
BIOL 150 General Biology II 4
BIOL 220 Comparative Anatomy 4
BIOL 235 Microbiology 4
BIOL 311 Comparative Animal Physiology 4
BIOL 335 Genetics 4
BIOL 340 Biochemistry 4
BIOL 395 Introduction to Research Design 3
BIOL 431 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 435 Evolutionary Biology 3
    Total: 34 Credits
 
Chemistry Credits:
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 150 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry II 4
    Total: 16 Credits
 
Mathematics Credits:
MATH 170 Calculus I 4
MATH 180 Calculus II 4
    Total: 8 Credits
 
Physics Credits:
PHYS 170 General Physics I 4
PHYS 180 General Physics II 4
    Total: 8 Credits
 
General Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on any Electives 9
 
Molecular Biology Requirement Credits:
BIOL 336 Molecular Biology 4
 
Molecular Biology Electives (choose three*) Credits:
BIOL 331 Virology 3
BIOL 341 Genetic Engineering 3
BIOL 346 Immunology 3
BIOL 450 Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics 3
BIOL 456 Pharmacology 3
BIOL 461 Cancer Biology 3
BIOL 493 Independent Research III 4
BIOL 494 Independent Research IV 4
    Total: 10–11 Credits
* Students must take at least one 4-credit class as part of their electives.
 
Total Required Credits = 127–128