Recommended Academic Plan for Biology - General Biology Option at Berks

Effective Date: June 26, 2017

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 140 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
BIOL 110 (GN) - Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 110 (GN) - Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100A or 100B or 100C (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 141 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
BIOL 240 (GN) - Biology: Function and Development of OrganismsNotes for: BIOL 240

BIOL 240

Students must complete one (1) course from BIOL 220, 230, or 240 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. BIOL 220 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 230 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 240 is offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 112 - Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
1
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 220 - Biology: Populations and CommunitiesNotes for: BIOL 220

BIOL 220

Students must complete one (1) course from BIOL 220, 230, or 240 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. BIOL 220 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 230 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 240 is offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
BIOL 230 - Biology: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230

BIOL 230

Students must complete one (1) course from BIOL 220, 230, or 240 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. BIOL 220 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 230 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 240 is offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
or CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 210

CHEM 210

Course offered Fall Semester only.
3
3
3
Total credits 17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C (GWS) - Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 203 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 203

CHEM 203

Course offered Spring Semester only.
or CHEM 212 - Organic Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 212

CHEM 212

Students taking CHEM 212 must take CHEM 213 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry for an additional 2 credits.
3 - 5
3 - 4
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
3
Total credits 15 - 18

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 2: Evolutionary BiologyNotes for: 400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 2: Evolutionary Biology

400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 2: Evolutionary Biology

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3
or PHYS 250 - Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Course offered Fall Semester only.
4
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 1: Plant and FungiNotes for: 400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 1: Plant and Fungi

400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 1: Plant and Fungi

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3
400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 3: GeneticsNotes for: 400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 3: Genetics

400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 3: Genetics

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3
or PHYS 251 - Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251

PHYS 251

Course offered Spring Semester only.
4
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 4: EcologyNotes for: 400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 4: Ecology

400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 4: Ecology

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3
400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 5: Animal PhysiologyNotes for: 400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 5: Animal Physiology

400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 5: Animal Physiology

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3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 6: PracticumNotes for: 400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 6: Practicum

400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 6: Practicum

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3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

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3
1.5
Total credits 13.5

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • The following courses fulfill the Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement for this major: BIOL 220, 230, and 240.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

BIOL 240
Students must complete one (1) course from BIOL 220, 230, or 240 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. BIOL 220 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 230 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 240 is offered Spring Semester only.
BIOL 220
Students must complete one (1) course from BIOL 220, 230, or 240 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. BIOL 220 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 230 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 240 is offered Spring Semester only.
BIOL 230
Students must complete one (1) course from BIOL 220, 230, or 240 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. BIOL 220 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 230 is offered Fall Semester only. BIOL 240 is offered Spring Semester only.
CHEM 202
Course offered Fall Semester only.
CHEM 210
Course offered Fall Semester only.
CHEM 203
Course offered Spring Semester only.
CHEM 212
Students taking CHEM 212 must take CHEM 213 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry for an additional 2 credits.
Department List Selection
Consult advisor for list.
400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 2: Evolutionary Biology
Consult advisor for list.
PHYS 250
Course offered Fall Semester only.
Department List Selection
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Department List Selection
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400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 1: Plant and Fungi
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400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 3: Genetics
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PHYS 251
Course offered Spring Semester only.
Department List Selection
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400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 4: Ecology
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400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 5: Animal Physiology
Consult advisor for list.
Department List Selection
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Department List Selection
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400-Level BIOL Selection - Group 6: Practicum
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Department List Selection
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Department List Selection
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Department List Selection
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