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)

Total hours15
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15
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

Third semester (fall)

Total hours12
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

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours16
BIO 367 General Ecology 3
BIO 368 General Ecology Lab 1
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

Fifth semester (fall)

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

Sixth semester (spring)

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

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours16
BIO 550 Statistical Methods for Biologists 3
BIO 515 Evolution 3
BIO 575 Ichthyology
or BIO 577 Mammalogy
BIO 370 Invertebrate Zoology
or BIO 574 Aquatic Entomology
BIO 334 Plant Taxonomy 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours14
BIO 532 Principles of Fisheries Management
or BIO 589 Game Management
BIO 567 Physiological Ecology
or BIO 578 Behavioral Ecology
BIO 494 Senior Seminar 1
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education: Public Issues 3