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Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics
2019-2021

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FIRST YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 101

Bioscience

4

Fall/Spring

MATH 111 or higher or concurrent enrollment; placement into ENGL 100 or higher

 

Major, NS 

CHEM 101

General Chemistry I

4

Fall/Spring

MATH 111 or concurrent enrollment or a "C" or better in CHEM 100

 

Major, NS 

CHEM 103

General Chemistry I Lab 

1

Fall/Spring

CHEM 101 or concurrent enrollment 

 

Major

MATH 111

College Algebra I 

4

Fall/Spring

MATH 15/16; appropriate placement

C

Skills 

ENGL 100

Fundamentals of English 

3

Fall/Spring

Appropriate placement 

C

Skills 

TOTAL   16        


Winterim Year 1 - optional
 Consult with your advisor whether winterim is appropriate for you in your first year.
 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 102

Organismal Biology

4

Fall/Spring

MATH 111 or concurrent enrollment; placement into ENGL 100 or higher

 

Major

MATH 114

College Algebra II w/Trigonometry

5

Fall/Spring

"C" or better in MATH 111 or placement

 

Major

CHEM 102

General Chemistry II

4

Fall/Spring

CHEM 101

 

Major

CHEM 104

General Chemistry II Lab 

1

Fall/Spring

CHEM 102 or concurrent enrollment 

 

Major

ENGL 101

Composition and Reading

3

Fall/Spring

"C" or better in ENGL 100; appopriate placement

C-

Skills Req

TOTAL   17        
YEAR TOTAL   33        


Summer Year 1 - optional
Enrollment in Summer courses is recommended for students who end their first year with less than 30 credit hours.  

SECOND YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 210

Biostatistics

4

Fall/Spring

BIOS 101, 102 and MATH 112, 113 or 114; or placement/221

 

Major

CHEM 321

Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall/Spring

CHEM 102, 104  or 114

 

Major

BIOS 260

General Genetics

4

Fall/Spring

BIOS 101, 102; 210 or concurrent registration; CHEM 102

 

Major

General Education (HU) 

Elective 

3

Fall/Spring/Summer

   

HU

TOTAL   15        


Winterim Year 2 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended for students who have accumulated less than 45 credits.   

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 309

Molecular Biology 

3

Spring

BIOS 260, CHEM 322 or concurrent registration 

 

Major

CHEM 322

Organic Chemistry II

4

Fall/Spring

CHEM 321

 

Major

MATH 221

Calculus I 

5

Fall/Spring

MATH 112 and 113 or 114 

 

Major/NS

General Education (SB) 

Elective 

3

Fall/Spring/Summer

   

SB

TOTAL   15        
YEAR TOTAL   30        


Summer Year 2 - optional
Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who end their second year with less than 60 credit hours. 

THIRD YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 453

Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics of Nucleic Acids

4

Fall

BIOS 260, 309 and consent of instructor 

 

Major

PHYS 105

College Physics I 

5

Fall

MATH 112 & 113 or 114

 

Major, NS

General Education (HU) 

Elective 

3

Fall/Spring/Summer

   

HU

Foreign Language 103

Modern Languages I 

4

Fall/Spring/Summer

   

FL 

TOTAL   16        


Winterim Year 3 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended  for students who have completed less than 75 credit hours.  
 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 455

Protein Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 

4

Spring

BIOS 260, 309 and consent of instructor 

 

Major

PHYS 106

College Physics II 

5

Spring

PHYS 105

 

Major

BIOS 301

Cell Biology 

3

Spring

BIOS 101, 102, 260

 

Major

Foreign Lanaguage 104

Modern Languages II 

4

Fall/Spring/Summer

Foreign Language 103

  FL
TOTAL   16        
YEAR TOTAL   32        


Summer Year 3 - optional

Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who end their third year  with less than 90 credit hours.  

FOURTH YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 489

Senior Project

1 Fall/Spring

BIOS 453, 455; instructor consent 

 

Major

BIOS 499

Independent Study 

2 Fall/Spring

Instructor Consent Required 

 

Major

XXXX

Upper Division Elective 

3 Fall/Spring    

Major

General Education (HU) 

Elective 

3 Fall/Spring/summer    

HU

General Education (SB) 

Elective 

3 Fall/Spring/summer    

SB 

General Education (HU) 

Elective 

3 Fall/Spring/summer    

HU

TOTAL   15        


Winterim Year 4 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended for students who have completed less than 105 credit hours. 
 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

BIOS 489

Senior Project

1

Fall/Spring

BIOS 453, 455; instructor consent 

 

Major

BIOS 499

Independent Study 

2

Spring

Instructor Consent Required 

 

Major

General Education (SB) 

Elective 

3

Fall/Spring

   

SB

BIOS 303

Microbiology 

4

Spring

BIOS 260 or consent of insturctor 

 

Major

General Education (SB) DV

Elective 

3

Fall/Spring/Summer

   

SB/DV

XXXX

Upper Division Elective 

3

Fall/Spring

   

Major

TOTAL   17        
YEAR TOTAL   32        


Summer Year 4 - if needed
Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who have not completed the required 120 hours.

Graduation Requirements Summary
 

Minimum Total Hours Minimum Upper-Division Hours Min. Core Hours Major GPA Overall GPA
         

 

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