You are here

Sample four-year program: Plant Biology

This is a sample of a typical class schedule. Your actual schedule may vary depending on your interests, credits previously completed through programs such as AP, post-secondary options, or test scores on math or chemistry placement exams.

Freshman year

Fall semester — 15-17 credits
  • Chem 1061 and 1065* Chemical Principles I – 4cr
  • Math 1271** Calculus I – 4cr
  • Writ 1301 or 1401 University Writing – 4cr
  • Biol 1905 Freshman Seminar for the Biological Sciences (optional) – 1-3cr
  • BIOL 1805 Nature of Life, year one - .5 cr

*Chem 1015/1011 or placement exam is the prerequisite to Chem 1061 and 1065
** Math 1151, 1155, or placement exam is the prerequisite to Math 1271

Spring semester — 17-18 credits
  • Chem 1062 and 1066 Chemical Principles II – 4cr
  • Math 1272 Calculus II – 4cr
  • Biol 2002* Foundations of Biology I – 5cr
  • Biol 1020 Biology Colloquium (optional) – 1cr
  • Liberal Education Electives – 3-4cr
  • BIOL 1806 Nature of Life, year one - .5 cr

* Chem 1061 and 1065 are the prerequisite to Biol 2002; Biol 2002 may also be taken fall semester of sophomore year


Sophomore year

Fall semester — 15-16 credits
  • Chem 2301 Organic Chemistry I – 3cr
  • Biol 2003 Foundations of Biology II Lecture – 3cr
  • Biol 2004 Foundations of Biology II Lab – 2cr
  • Biol 3007W Plant Diversity – 4cr
  • Liberal Education Electives – 3-4cr
  • BIOL 2905 Nature of Life, year two - .5 cr
Spring semester — 13-15 credits
  • Chem 2302 Organic Chemistry II – 3cr
  • BioC 3021 Biochemistry – 3cr
  • Phys 1201W or 1301W Physics I – 5/4cr
  • Liberal Education Electives – 3-4cr
  • BIOL 2906 Nature of Life, year two - .5 cr

Junior year

Fall semester — 15-17 credits
  • Phys 1202W or 1302W Physics II – 5/4cr
  • Chem 2311 Organic Lab* – 4cr
  • Biol 3002 + 3005W Plant Function with Lab – 4cr
  • Liberal Education Electives – 3-4cr

* Chem 2311 may be substituted with BioC 4025 after BioC 3021 is completed

Spring semester — 15-17 credits
  • Biol 3407/3408W/3409 - Choose either Ecology or Evolution – 3cr
  • Biol 4003 Genetics or 4004 Cell Biology – 3cr
  • Group A/B/C Major Elective from approved list in major – 3-4cr
  • Liberal Education Electives – 3-4cr
  • Additional courses to equal desired credit load

Senior year

Fall semester — 13-15 credits
  • Group A/B/C Major Elective from approved list in major – 3-4cr
  • Lab/Field See approved list in major and/or Directed Research - Choose from BioC, EEB, GCD, MicB, NSCI, PBio 4994 – 1-6cr
  • Liberal Education Electives – 3-4cr
  • Additional courses to equal desired credit load
Spring semester — 13-15 credits
  • Group A/B/C Major Elective from approved list in major – 3-4cr
  • Lab/Field See approved list in major and/or Directed Research - Choose from BioC, EEB, GCD, MicB, NSCI, PBio 4994 – 1-6cr
  • Liberal Education Electives – 3-4cr
  • Additional courses to equal desired credit load