BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Wildlife Biology Track

You can complete your biology degree in eight regular semesters.

Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options. Review the projected course offerings schedule before registering.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives and placement in English and mathematics.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
CHM 116/117 or CHM 160/161 5
MTH 181 Trigonometry 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
BIO 235 Genetics 4
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 369 General Ecology 4
Writing II 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
General Education: Humanities 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BIO 320 or BIO 361 4
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
General Education: The Arts 3
BIO 373 Principles of Wildlife Management 3
BIO 539 Biogeography 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 339 Identification of Woody Plants 2
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
BIO 573 or BIO 576 3
General Education: Cultural Competence 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BIO 550 Statistical Methods for Biologists 3
BIO 515 Evolution 3
BIO 575 or BIO 577 3
BIO 370 or BIO 574 2-4
BIO 334 Plant Taxonomy 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 532 or BIO 589 3
BIO 567 or BIO 578 4
BIO 494 Senior Seminar 1
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education: Public Issues 3
Elective 2
Total hours16