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B.S. in Biology

Requirements (69 credits)

Core Requirements (37 credits)

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

BIO303Genetics

4

BIO431Senior Seminar

1

BIO---300-Level Elective

4

BIO---300-Level Elective

4

BIO---400-Level Elective

4

BIO---400-Level Elective

4

BIO111, BIO113: A grade of C+ or better is required.

BIO300-Level Elective, BIO300-Level Elective, BIO400-Level Elective: Research and non-major courses cannot be used to fulfill Requirements for the major.

Related Requirements (32 or 36 credits)

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

MATH151Calculus I

4

 

MATH153Calculus II

4

or

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

 

PHYS149General Physics I

4

PHYS153General Physics II

4

MATH149: If needed

MATH153, MATH119 can be taken with approval of major advisor.

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Recommended Course Sequence BS Biology: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Dentistry Track

First Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

 

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

or

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

 

CSE110Literacy I

4

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

MATH151Calculus I

4

CSE120Intergrated Literacy II

4

CHEM153: Prerequisites required.

Second Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO209Microbiology

4

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

MATH119: if not yet taken

CHEM211, CSE200 level: Prerequisites required.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

 

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

or

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

BIO251, CHEM213, CSE200 level, CSE300: Prerequisites required.

Third Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

PHYS149General Physics I

4

BIOBIO300/400

4

CHEM325Biochemistry II

4

 

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

or

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

CSE200 level, CSE300: if not yet taken

BIO300/400, CHEM325, CSE200 level, CSE300: Prerequisites required.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

PHYS153General Physics II

4

BIO303Genetics

4

 

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

or

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

 

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

or

Free Elective

4

BIO303, CSE300, CSE400, CHEM323: Prerequisites required.

CSE300: If not yet taken.

CHEM323: Recommended.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (17 Credits)

BIOBIO300/400

4

BIO431Senior Seminar

1

 

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

and-or

Free Electives

8-12

BIO300/400, BIO431, CSE400: Prerequisites required.

CSE400: If not yet taken.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIOBIO300/400

4

Free Electives

8-12

BIO300/400: Prerequisites required.

Capstone Requirement

Capstone Experience: an exam is given in two parts on two separate dates. The first day of the exam includes objective questions that consist of multiple choice questions covering Fundamentals of Biology I and II, Microbiology and Cell Biology. In addition, a separate exam section covers basic solution calculations. The second day consists of essay questions in upper level elective courses specific to the B.S. program.

Sufficient Progress in the Major

  • Students must have passed BIO111 and BIO113 with a grade of C+ or better in order to continue as a biology major in their sophomore year.
  • Students must pass, with a grade of C or better, BIO209, BIO251, CHEM151, CHEM153 (and all of their respective labs), MATH151 and MATH153 or MATH119 prior to the start of fall semester of the junior year to continue as a biology major.
  • Students in the B.A biology degree program must have passed all of the above courses as well as BIO303 and at least one upper-level biology elective – all with a grade of C or better – prior to the start of the fall semester of the senior year to continue as a biology major.
  • In addition, students in the B.S. biology degree program must have passed all of the above courses as well as BIO303, CHEM211 and CHEM213 and at least one upper-level biology elective – all with a grade of C or better – prior to the start of the fall semester of the senior year to continue as a biology major.