Biology (BIOCC at Schuylkill): General Biology Option

Effectve Date: Fall 2017

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 110 - Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity (GN)Notes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes 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 - Experimental Chemistry I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
3
MATH 140 - Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes 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
2
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 240W - Biology: Function and Development of Organisms (GN)Notes for: BIOL 240W

BIOL 240W

BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CHEM 112 - Chemical Principles II (GN)Notes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 - Experimental Chemistry II (GN)Notes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (GQ)Notes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

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

BIOL 220W

BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 230W - Biology: Molecules and Cells (GN) Notes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PHYS 250 - Introductory Physics I (GN)Notes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
ARTS (GA)

ARTS (GA)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity

1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
PHYS 251 - Introductory Physics II (GN)Notes for: PHYS 251

PHYS 251

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
2
Elective-supporting Course
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

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

BIOL 220W

BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 230W - Biology: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Biol 4XX Group I Plants and Fungi
3
Elective-supporting Course
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities

3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Elective-supporting Course
3
3-4
BIOL 4XX Group II
3
ARTS (GA)

ARTS

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities

3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 4XX
3
BIOL 4XX
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Elective-supporting Course
3
Elective-supporting Course
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 4XX Group V Animal Physiology
3
BIOL 4XX Group VI Practicum
3
Elective-supporting Course
3
Elective-supporting Course
3
Elective-supporting Course
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

General Education Notes:

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
US/IL are codes used to identify courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one US and one IL course. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

Major Requirements Notes:

Students may take Phys 211, 212, 213, & 214 in place of 250 & 251. See advisor.
BIOL 220W is offered only in the fall semesters.
BIOL 230W and BIOL 240W are offered only in the spring semesters.

Students must take a minimum of 18 credits of 400-level biology courses, with at least 3 credits from each of the following groups (each course may be used to satisfy a requirement in only one group) (Sem: 5-8)
Group I (Plants and Fungi); Group II Evolutionary Biology; Group III (Genetics and Development); Group IV (Ecology); Group V (Animal Physiology); Group VI (Practicum). Courses offered to complete these major requirements may be offered on a rotating basis.


This is a recommended academic plan and degree requirements for the major (and options) may change periodically.  Students should consult with their academic advisor at least once a semester to select appropriate courses and to keep abreast of new degree requirements and course offerings.

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 240W
BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
BIOL 220W
BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
BIOL 230W
BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
BIOL 220W
BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.
BIOL 230W
BIOL 220W, 230W, and 240W are all major requirements needing a "C" or higher and at least one is required to fulfill your entrance to major.