Biology B. S.

Students in Lab

First Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
Foreign Language 201 3
MTH 151 5
BIO 115 or GMP/CAS 4
GMP/CAS/Electives 5
Total Semester Hours 17
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
Foreign Language 202 3
STA 261 4
PHY 161 or PHY 191 4-5
BIO 116 or GMP/CAS 4
Total Semester Hours 15-16

Second Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
CHM 241 and 244 5
BIO 203 4
BIO Plant Focused 4
BIO Advanced 4
Total Semester Hours 17
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
CHM 242 and 245 5
MBI Electives 4
BIO 206 or 204 4
Thematic Sequence (see note) 4
Total Semester Hours 17

Third Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
BIO 209 3
BIO 342 4
BIO Advanced 7
Thematic Sequence 3
Total Semester Hours 17
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
BIO Advanced 7
BIO Animal Focused 4
BIO (Capstone) 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Experiential Learning 0
Total Semester Hours 17

Assumptions

  • Student has earned at least 30 semester hours (AP, Post Secondary, Transfer, IB, etc.), most of which apply to the Global Miami Plan Foundation and College of Arts and Science Divisional requirements
  • Student has earned prerequisite credit or appropriate placement score for 2nd year of foreign language
  • Student has earned credit for: BIO 115 or 116 (or equivalents) and one year of College Chemistry (or equivalents).
  • Student has earned prerequisite credit or appropriate placement score for MTH 151 and STA 261

Note

  • This plan makes several assumptions and should NOT be construed as a substitute for academic advising.
  • All requirements are subject to change.
  • Students must complete all requirements in order to graduate.
  • Please be aware that some BIO courses are only offered in the fall and others in the spring; attention must be paid to the pre-requisite structure of these courses.
  • CHM 2 thematic Sequence can be completed by adding CHM 332 to courses required for the major; this course can also apply to the major’s related hours requirement.

Key

BIO = Biology
CAS = College of Arts and Science Divisional Requirements
CHM = Chemistry
GMP = Global Miami Plan
MBI = Microbiology
MTH = Math
PHY = Physics
STA = Statistics