Recommended Academic Plan for Biology/Medical Technology Option (BIOBD/MEDT) at Behrend

Effective Date: Fall 2014

Semester 1

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

BIOL 110S

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

PSU 007: Freshman Seminar

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.0
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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 220W (GN) Biology: Populations and CommunitiesNotes for: BIOL 220W

BIOL 220W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I or Supporting Course from School Approved List

CHEM 210

or CHEM 221: Quantitative AnalysisNotes for: CHEM 221

CHEM 221

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3 or 4
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 14/15

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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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
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 250 Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 203 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 203 or Supporting Course

or 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 18

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
MICRB 410 Principles of ImmunologyNotes for: MICRB 410 Required for admission to clinical program.

MICRB 410 Required for admission to clinical program.

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BMB 402Notes for: BMB 402

BMB 402

General Biochemistry
or BMB 406Notes for: BMB 406

BMB 406

Molecular Biology
or BIOL 472Notes for: BIOL 472

BIOL 472

Mammalian Physiology
or MICRB 415Notes for: MICRB 415

MICRB 415

General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Microbiology
3-4
ENGL 202C 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 16-17

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
MICRB 405A Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology ChemistryNotes for: MICRB 405A

MICRB 405A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
8
MICRB 405C Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology HematologyNotes for: MICRB 405C

MICRB 405C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
MICRB 405F Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology Serology-ImmunologyNotes for: MICRB 405F

MICRB 405F

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 17

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
MICRB 405B Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology UrinalysisNotes for: MICRB 405B

MICRB 405B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MICRB 405D Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology ImmunohematologyNotes for: MICRB 405D

MICRB 405D

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
5
MICRB 405E Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology MicrobiologyNotes for: MICRB 405E

MICRB 405E

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
7
1
Total credits 14

Additional Notes

  • Must apply for admission to St. Vincent clinical program by October 15th of semester 5.
  • 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
MICRB 410 Required for admission to clinical program.
BMB 402
General Biochemistry
BMB 406
Molecular Biology
BIOL 472
Mammalian Physiology
MICRB 415
General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Microbiology