B.S. in Biology - Integrative Biology Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Introduction to Statistics I
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
General Chemistry I
General Physics I
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
ADDITIONAL BACCALAUREATE REQUIREMENTS
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Core Courses
BIO 110General Biology I 14
BIO 111General Biology II 14
BIO 210Genetics 13
BIO 210LGenetics Lab 11
BIO 211Cell Biology 14
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103General Chemistry I Lab1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104General Chemistry II Lab1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
PHY 130General Physics I 34
or PHY 170 Physics I
PHY 140General Physics II 34
or PHY 180 Physics II
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
or MAT 125 Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Select one semester of calculus3-4
Other Required Courses
BIO 270Ecology 13
Biology Electives 4
Select 20 semester hours under advisement20
Capstone Requirement
Select one of the following: 21-16
Capstone: Seminar in Biology 1,5
Capstone: Independent Research in Biology 1,5,6
Capstone: Professional Development in Biology 1,5,6
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

Biology core courses must be passed with a grade of C- (70%) or better.

2

The requirement for BIO 490/BIO 491/BIO 492 is waived for students in the Accelerated (B.S. + M.S.) Program. It is replaced by an additional 3 credits of biology electives. Students in the Accelerated Program will complete the General Education capstone assignment in BIO 510.

3

The recommended Physics sequence is PHY 130 & PHY 140. Students may substitute the PHY 170 & PHY 180 sequence, but PHY 130 may not be used as a prerequisite for PHY 180 and PHY 170 may not be used as a prerequisite for PHY 140.

4

Selected from BIO 214, BIO 215, BIO 217, BIO 277, or BIO courses at or above the 300 level, except BIO 469.

5

This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

6

A maximum of 8 combined credits from BIO 491 and BIO 492 may be applied to the total BIO program credits.

Accelerated B.S. in Biology - Integrative Biology Concentration to M.S. in Biology Program

Students in the Accelerated B.S. + M.S. program will use 12 graduate credits (the Core Requirements) to satisfy 12 credits of Biology Electives in the Bachelor's degree.

M.S. Core Requirements
BIO 510Graduate Seminar in Biology3
BIO 511Experimental Design and Analysis3
BIO 520Topics and Research Methods in Cellular, Microbial, and Molecular Biology3
BIO 521Topics and Research Methods in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology3

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

B.S. in Biology - Integrative Biology Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
 Credits15
Semester Two
BIO 111 General Biology II 4
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
MAT 121
Introduction to Statistics I 1
or Introduction to Statistics and Probability
3
WRT 2XX200-level WRT Course 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 210
210L
Genetics
and Genetics Lab 2
4
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
6
Humanities & Ethics Gen Ed 3
Diverse Communities Gen Ed 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
BIO 211 Cell Biology 2 4
CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
MAT 145
Calculus for the Life Sciences
or Brief Calculus
or Calculus I
3-4
Arts Gen Ed 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits16-17
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 270 Ecology 2 3
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Directed Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester Six
PHY 140 General Physics II 4
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
Speaking Emphasis Gen Ed 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Upper-Level Directed Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
 Credits12
Semester Eight
BIO 490
Capstone: Seminar in Biology
or Capstone: Independent Research in Biology
or Capstone: Professional Development in Biology
3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121
1

Students should take Statistics  (MAT 121 or MAT 125) in the first year.

2

All required 200-level Biology courses should be completed by the end of Semester #5.

B.S. in Biology - Integrative Biology Concentration to M.S. in Biology Accelerated Program

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
 Credits15
Semester Two
BIO 111 General Biology II 4
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
MAT 121
Introduction to Statistics I 1
or Introduction to Statistics and Probability
3
WRT 2XX200-level WRT Course 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 210
210L
Genetics
and Genetics Lab 2
4
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
6
Humanities & Ethics Gen Ed 3
Diverse Communities Gen Ed 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
BIO 211 Cell Biology 2 4
CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
MAT 145
Calculus for the Life Sciences
or Brief Calculus
or Calculus I
3-4
Arts Gen Ed 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits16-17
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 270 Ecology 2 3
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Directed Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester Six
PHY 140 General Physics II 4
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
Speaking Emphasis Gen Ed 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
BIO 510 Graduate Seminar in Biology 3
BIO 520 Topics and Research Methods in Cellular, Microbial, and Molecular Biology 3
BIO 608 Thesis Proposal 3
Upper-Level Directed Elective 3
Directed Elective 2
 Credits14
Semester Eight
BIO 511 Experimental Design and Analysis 3
BIO 521 Topics and Research Methods in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology 3
Directed Elective 3
Directed Elective 3
 Credits12
Year Five
Semester Nine
BIO 609 Thesis Research 3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 3
BIO XXXGraduate Biology Elective 3
 Credits9
Semester Ten
BIO 610 Thesis and Defense 3
BIO XXXGraduate Biology Elective 3
BIO XXXGraduate Biology Elective 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits140-141
1

Students should take Statistics  (MAT 121 or MAT 125) in the first year.

2

All required 200-level Biology courses should be completed by the end of Semester #5.