BA Four-Year Degree Plan: 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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

Total hours17
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4

Second semester (spring)

Total hours16
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5

Third semester (fall)

Total hours18
BIO 235 Genetics 3
CHM 342 Organic Chemistry I 5
MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 3
PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Language course 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
Upper division BIO elective 4
CHM 343 Organic Chemistry II 5
Fine Arts Course 3
Language Course 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours16
ANT 125 Exploring Our Human Ancestry 3
BIO 320 Introduction to Cellular Biology 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Language Course 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours15
Fine Arts Course 3
CHM 352 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
BIO 550 Statistical Methods for Biologists 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours15
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
BIO 367 General Ecology 3
BIO 368 General Ecology Lab 1
Language Course 3
BIO 494 Senior Seminar 1
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours13
Upper division BIO elective 4
General Education: Public Issues 3
Fine Arts Course 3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877 3
Degree plan last reviewed 04-30-2018.