Recommended Academic Plan for Biology/Health Professions Option (BIOBD/HPROF) at Behrend

Effective Date: Fall 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
4
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS): Honors Composition Notes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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 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 is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † 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)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity

Health and Physical Activity

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
PSU 007: Freshman Seminar

PSU 007: Freshman Seminar

1
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
Total credits 16.5

Semester 2

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

BIOL 220W (GN)

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

BIOL 230W (GN)

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 141 (GQ): Calculus with Analytic GeometryNotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

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 is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 (GN): Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † 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 (GN)

BIOL 240W (GN)

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

Arts (GA); (US)

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
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 Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

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

Semester 4

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

BIOL 220W (GN)

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

BIOL 230W (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
2
CAS 100 (GWS): Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Total credits 15

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 Microbiology Notes for: MICRB 201

MICRB 201

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

MICRB 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
BIOL 421: Comparative Anatomy of VertebratesNotes for: BIOL 421

BIOL 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PHYS 211 (GN): General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211 (GN)

PHYS 211 (GN)

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
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
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
BIOL 472: Mammalian PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL 472

BIOL 472

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 473: Laboratory in Mammalian PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL 473

BIOL 473

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
ENGL 202C (GWS): Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PHYS 212 General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 251 Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251

PHYS 251

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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
B M B 401: General BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 401

B M B 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 472: General Biochemistry INotes for: CHEM 472

CHEM 472

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 selection or Supporting Course from School Approved List Notes 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
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 15-16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
B M B 402 and B M B 403Notes for: B M B 402 and B M B 403

B M B 402 and B M B 403

B M B 402: General Biochemistry B M B 403: Biochemistry Laboratory
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
BIOL 427: EvolutionNotes for: BIOL 427 Evolution

BIOL 427 Evolution

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

Supporting Course from School Approved List

3
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 13

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
BIOL 472
B M B 402 and B M B 403
B M B 402: General Biochemistry B M B 403: Biochemistry Laboratory