Recommended Academic Plan for Biology/Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry Option (BIOBD/MCBB) at Behrend

Effective Date: Fall 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
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
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

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
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 (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
3-5
CAS 100 (GWS): Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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 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.
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 18

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
B M B 406: Molecular BiologyNotes for: B M B 406

B M B 406

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B M B 465Notes for: B M B 465

B M B 465

Protein Structure and Function
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 441Notes for: BIOL 441

BIOL 441

Plant Physiology
or MICRB 410Notes for: MICRB 410

MICRB 410

Principles of Immunology
or MICRB 412Notes for: MICRB 412

MICRB 412

Medical Microbiology
or MICRB 415Notes for: MICRB 415

MICRB 415

General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Viruses
3 or 4
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 16-17

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
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 or 4
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
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

2
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course

3
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 14-16

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
B M B 402: General BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 402

B M B 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B M B 403: Biochemistry LaboratoryNotes for: B M B 403

B M B 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course

3
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course

3
Supporting Course from School Approved List

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 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
B M B 465
Protein Structure and Function
BIOL 441
Plant Physiology
MICRB 410
Principles of Immunology
MICRB 412
Medical Microbiology
MICRB 415
General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Viruses
PHYS 213
If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212
PHYS 214
If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212