Recommended Academic Plan for Biology/Genetics and Developmental Biology Option (BIOBD/GENET) at Behrend

Effective Date: Fall 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110S

BIOL 110S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
CHEM 110 (GN): Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement tests -- i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 022 ; or CHEM 101 and MATH 022 or MATH 041
Requirements for this course
  • * 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
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity

1.5
PSU 007: Freshman Seminar

PSU 007: Freshman Seminar

Total credits 16.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 220W (GN) Biology: Populations and CommunitiesNotes for: BIOL 220W

BIOL 220W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 230W (GN) Biology: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 240W (GN) Biology: Function and Development of OrganismsNotes for: BIOL 240W

BIOL 240W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
MATH 140 (GQ): Calculus with Analytic GeometryNotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 112 (GN): Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 (GN): Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Arts (GA) Notes for: Arts GA

Arts GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 230W (GN) Biology: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 240W (GN) Biology: Function and Development of OrganismsNotes for: BIOL 240W

BIOL 240W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
4
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 220W (GN) Biology: Populations and CommunitiesNotes for: BIOL 220W

BIOL 220W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 230W (GN) Biology: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3-5
3
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
2
Total credits 16-18

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 322: Genetic AnalysisNotes for: BIOL 322

BIOL 322

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MICRB 201: Introductory MicrobiologyNotes for: MICRB 201

MICRB 201

Take with MICRB 202 Lab
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MICRB 202: Introductory Microbiology LaboratoryNotes for: MICRB 202

MICRB 202

Take with MICRB 201
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 250: Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course

3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16-17

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
3
BIOL 430: Developmental BiologyNotes for: BIOL 430

BIOL 430

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

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

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 422: Advanced GeneticsNotes for: BIOL 422

BIOL 422

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
BIOL, MICRB or B M B, PPEM, ENT, or W F S 400-level selectionNotes for: BIOL, MICRB or B M B, PPEM, ENT, or W F S 400-level

BIOL, MICRB or B M B, PPEM, ENT, or W F S 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
or PHYS 214 General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum PhysicsNotes for: PHYS 214

PHYS 214

If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212
or Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course from School Approved List

2
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course from School Approved List

3
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course from School Approved List

3
Total credits 14-17

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 427: EvolutionNotes for: BIOL 427: Evolution

BIOL 427: Evolution

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL, MICRB or B M B, PPEM, ENT, or W F S 400-level selectionNotes for: BIOL, MICRB or B M B, PPEM, ENT, or W F S 400-level

BIOL, MICRB or B M B, PPEM, ENT, or W F S 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course from School Approved List

3
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course from School Approved List

3
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course from School Approved List

3
Total credits 15-16

Additional Notes

  • A pound symbol (#) indicates courses required for entrance to major requirement. (Appears on printed version only)
  • An asterisk (*) indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better. (Appears on printed version only)
  • A cross symbol indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements. (Appears on printed version only) 
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. Students must complete 3 credits in US and 3 credits in IL. If a student takes a 3 credit course that is both US and IL, to complete the requirement, he/she must take another 3-credit course that is US, IL, or both US and IL. Education abroad courses and other credit-bearing experiences such as internships that meet this requirement, will be designated US, IL or both US and IL. 
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements. 
  • Students who have not met the admission requirement of two units of a high school foreign language must complete a college level-one foreign language within their first 60 credits.
School Approved List of Courses for Electives

All courses listed in the Pennsylvania State University Bulletin except those specifically listed in the table of non-approved courses below are approved courses and can be used as supporting course electives.

School of Science Non-Approved List of Courses for the BIOBD Major:

·         BIOL no course under 100

·         MATH no course under 140, 140A (2 of 6 credits)

·         BI SC 001, 002, 003, 004

·         MICRB 106 and 107

·         B M B 001, 003

·         PHYS 001, 150, 151

·         CHEM 001, 003, 101, 106 (2 of 5 credits), 108

·         PH SC 007, 008, 011

·         CMPSC 001, 100

·         LL ED 005, 010

·         ENGL 004, 005

·         STAT 100

Legend

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

Footnotes

CHEM 110
Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement tests -- i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 022 ; or CHEM 101 and MATH 022 or MATH 041
MICRB 201
Take with MICRB 202 Lab
MICRB 202
Take with MICRB 201
BIOL 430
PHYS 213
If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212
PHYS 214
If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212