BS 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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
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 181 Trigonometry 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
BIO 235 Genetics 3
CHM 342 Organic Chemistry I 5
MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
BIO 310 Microbiology 5
Writing II 3
CHM 343 Organic Chemistry II 5
General Education: Public Issues 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
Upper division BIO elective 4
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
General Education: The Arts 3
General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
BIO elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
General Education: The Humanities 3
CHM 352 Introduction to Biochemistry 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
BIO 367 General Ecology 3
BIO 368 General Ecology Lab 1
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
BIO 494 Senior Seminar 1
BIO 550 Statistical Methods for Biologists 3
BIO elective 4
General Education: Cultural Competence 3
Elective 3
Degree plan last reviewed 04-30-2018.