BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Environmental Biology and Evolution 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
Total hours17
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CHM 160/161 General Chemistry I and Lab 5

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
CHM 170/171 General Chemistry II and Lab 4
General Education: Humanity 3
General Education: Cultural Competence 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
BIO 235 Genetics 4
CHM 201/202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 5
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
BIO 369 General Ecology 4
PSY 379 Environmental Psychology 3
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
BIO 310 Microbiology 5
BIO 370 Invertebrate Zoology 4
Any Elective 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
BIO 509 Stream Ecology 4
BIO 334 Plant Taxonomy 3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877 3
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
BIO 515 Evolution 3
BIO 373 Principles of Wildlife Management 3
GRY 351 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
General Education: The Arts 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
BIO 494 Senior Seminar 1
BIO 550 Statistical Methods for Biologists 3
BIO 578 Behavioral Ecology 4
General Education: Public Issues 3
Any Elective 3