Major in Biology (B.S.)
BIO120
BIO121
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4
BIO122
122D
Introduction to Organismic Biology
and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab 1
4
BIO126
BIO127
Integrative Biology and Global Health
and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab 1
4
BIO399Introduction to Research1
BIO495Biology Seminar1
BIO493Literature Review in Biology1
or BIO496 Biology Research
BIO499Biology Symposium1
Choose one of the following environmental area courses:4
Human Impacts on Coral Reefs 1
Wildlife Ecology and Management
and Wildlife Ecology and Management Lab
Ecology in the Tropics: Natural History and Future Prospects 1
Human Ecology
and Human Ecology Lab
Invertebrate Biology
and Invertebrate Biology Lab
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
Aquatic Biology
and Aquatic Biology Lab
Animal Behavior
and Animal Behavior Lab
Plant Taxonomy and Ecology
and Plant Taxonomy and Ecology Lab
Environmental Plant Biology
and Environmental Plant Biology Lab
Courses from Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Choose one of the following organismic area courses:4
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Vertebrate Histology
and Vertebrate Histology Lab
Neurobiology
and Neurobiology Lab
Structure and Development of Vertebrates
and Structure and Development of Vertebrates Lab
Animal Physiology
and Animal Physiology Lab
Endocrinology
and Endocrinology Lab
Choose one of the following from cell and molecular area:4
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Lab
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
Ultrastructure
and Ultrastructure Lab
Essentials of Biochemistry
and Essentials of Biochemistry Lab
Choose one of the following sequences:8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 1
Accelerated General Chemistry (plus one additional biology course numbered 200 or greater) 1
CHE224
CHE225
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE226
CHE227
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
Choose one of the following sequences:8
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
and Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab 1
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
and General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
Choose one of the following mathematics courses:3-4
Precalculus 1
Calculus 1 1
Calculus 2
Statistical Analysis 1
Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design
Electives from 200-level or above biology courses (of which 12 credits must be 300 level)16
Major71-72
General Education49-50
Electives2
Total Credits122-124
1

This course meets a General Education requirement..

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B.S. in Biology 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4GES160 Inquiry Seminar3BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  or BIO120/121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology
or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology and global Health  or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology and Global Health
CHE113
113D General Chemistry I
4 CHE214
CHE215 General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab
4
or CHE208/208D Accelerated General Chemistry/Lab  GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
Mathematics (M) course 3 Electives 4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3  
 14 3 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO126
BIO127 Integrative Biology and Global Health and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab
4Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3CHE226
CHE227 Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
or BIO120/121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology  THE201 Christian Theology3
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
CHE224
CHE225 Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4 Biology environmental area choice 4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3  
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 12-15 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO399 Introduction to Research1World Cultures (U) course 3Biology molecular area choice 4
Biology organismic area choice 4 Physics II elective 4
Physics I elective 4 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 16 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO493 or 4962 Literature Review in Biology or Biology Research1Interim Off BIO499 Biology Symposium1
BIO495 Biology Seminar1 Biology elective 4
Biology elective 4 Biology elective 4
Biology elective 4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
Elective 4  
 14-17 0 12
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 May be taken in fall of senior year.

This program assumes the student will use BIO122/BIO122D to meet the general Laboratory Science requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for the state grant purposes only.)

B.S. in Biology 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
or BIO 122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  or BIO120/121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology
or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology and Global Health  or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology and Global Health
CHE113
113D General Chemistry I
4 CHE214
CHE215 General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab
4
or CHE208/208D Accelerated General Chemistry I/Lab  GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3  
 15 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO126
BIO127 Integrative Biology and Global Health and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab
4Elective 3CHE226
CHE227 Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
or BIO120/121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology  Biology environmental area choice 4
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  Mathematics area choice 3
CHE224
CHE225 Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4  
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 13-16 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO399 Introduction to Research1Comparative Systems (G) course 3Biology molecular area choice 4
Biology organismic area choice 4 Physics II elective 4
Physics I elective 4 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Elective 3
 12 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO493 or 4962 Literature Review in Biology or Biology Research1Interim Off BIO499 Biology Symposium1
BIO495 Biology Seminar1 Biology elective 4
Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3 Biology elective 4
Biology electives 8 Contemporary Chrisitan Issues (P) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Elective 3
 13-16 0 15
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 May be taken in fall of senior year.

This program assumes the student will use BIO122/BIO122D to meet the general Laboratory Science requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for the state grant purposes only.)