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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
MTH 136 Precalculus 1 3
GLG 171 Environmental Geology 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BIO 235 Genetics 3
BIO 236 Genetics Laboratory 1
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
Gen Ed: Humanity 3
Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral sciences 3
Total hours14

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 367 General Ecology 3
BIO 368 General Ecology Lab 1
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
BIO 302 Biology Seminar 1
BIO 492 Biology Program Assessment 0
Gen Ed: Arts 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BIO 320 Introduction to Cellular Biology 4
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
BIO 515 Evolution 3
Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral sciences 3
Total hours14

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 550 Statistical Methods for Biologists 3
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
BIO 334 Plant Taxonomy 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
Elective 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BIO 578 Behavioral Ecology 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
BIO elective (upper division) 3
Elective 3
Gen Ed: Cultural Competence 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PSY 379 Environmental Psychology 3
BIO 562 Limnology 4
BIO elective (upper division) 3
Gen Ed: Public Issues 3
Any Elective 1
Total hours14

GPA requirements include: 2.0 in major. Other requirements include 40 hours upper level courses (300 level or above)

Degree plan last reviewed 09-13-2018.