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  • Biology (CALS)

    The biology major combines the faculty and resources of two UF colleges to prepare undergraduates for careers in the biological sciences, advanced study in professional or graduate schools, productive citizenship and leadership, and lifelong learning. The program is comprehensive and flexible, emphasizing the diverse forms, processes and systems of life. Students in the program complete required and elective courses that promote critical thinking through the investigation and understanding of principles and unifying themes that govern living systems. The biology major offers a broader approach to biology than is available through a major in animal sciences, botany, microbiology, plant science, zoology or other specialized biological sciences.

    About This Major

    Overview

    The biology major develops fundamental knowledge of animals, plants and microorganisms. The four specializations offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are tailored to meet the needs of preprofessional students, those preparing for graduate studies in biology or specialized areas such as bioinformatics, ecology, genetics and molecular biology and those seeking a career in biotechnology, education, natural resource management and environmental or biotechnology law.

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    Coursework for the Major

    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students in the biology major choose one of four specializations: applied biology, biotechnology, natural science or preprofessional biology. These specializations require significant introductory coursework and credits in general biology, calculus and/or statistics, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. Students who are uncertain about which specialization to choose should consult a biology adviser for information and guidance on curriculum planning. Students can individualize their curriculum through approved specialization electives in the life sciences.

    • Applied Biology is for students interested in learning how fundamental biology is applied to solving problems. This specialization provides exposure to the major issues facing sustainability of human populations and natural resources.
    • Biotechnology prepares students for careers where knowledge of molecular biology and genetic engineering are important. Students will have the opportunity to learn various techniques and scientific procedures in molecular biology, virology, bioengineering, cell and tissue culture and bioinformatics.
    • Natural Science is for students interested in descriptive and interpretive biology, with an emphasis on field biology. The specialization provides exposure to the major forms of flora and fauna, and integrates some of the major elements that influence flora and fauna, namely soil/water relations and human activities.
    • Preprofessional is for students preparing for admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary or other professional schools.
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    Relevant Minors and/or Certificates

    UFTeach Program: There is a severe shortage of qualified secondary school biology teachers in Florida and nationwide. Students interested in becoming part of this high-demand profession should see a biology adviser or the UFTeach adviser. UFTeach students complete the UFTeach minor in science teaching with their B.S. in biology and have the coursework and preparation for professional teacher certification in Florida when they graduate.​

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    Research

    All biology majors are encouraged to participate in research. Research experience is valuable on many levels: It diversifies the college experience; teaches how scientists apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to real world questions; provides the opportunity to work with and get to know researchers who are the best in their field; enables participation in cutting edge scientific questions and techniques; enhances the student's resume/CV when applying to graduate or professional school; and finally, it is essential to help the student determine if science is an appropriate career choice.

    CALS biology majors may participate in research for course credit as a scholar (e.g., University Scholar, HHMI Science for Life Scholar), as a volunteer, or, in rare cases, as a paid research assistant. Please visit the UF biology major website for more information.

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    Applied Biology

    For students who are interested in learning how fundamental biology is applied to solving problems. This specialization provides exposure to the major issues facing sustainability of human populations and natural resources. This specialization prepares students for graduate study in the biological sciences.

    Required Foundation Coursework

    • General Biology: BSC 2010/2010L and either BSC 2011/2011L or BOT 2011C
    • General Chemistry: CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L
    • Organic Chemistry: CHM 2200/2200L or CHM 2210 and CHM 2211/2211L
    • Mathematics: MAC 2311 and either STA 2023 or MAC 2312
    • Physics: PHY 2004/2004L and PHY 2005/2005L -or-
      PHY 2053/2053L and PHY 2054/2054L -or-
      PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L

    Required Core Coursework

    • Genetics: AGR 3303 or PCB 3063
    • Physiology: ANS 3319C or BOT 3503 or HOS 4304
    • Microbiology: MCB 3020/3020L
    • Biochemistry: BCH 3025 or BCH 4024
    • BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research
    • 21 credits minimum of approved applied biology courses
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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L or MAC 2311
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L and MAC 2311
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete BSC 2010/2010L and CHM 2046/2046L
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete BSC 2011/2011L
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (State Core GE-B/P) 4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
    Composition (State Core GE-C) 3
    Elective 2
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (State Core GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
    AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics (4) or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (all GE-S)
    3-4
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 4
    Humanities (State Core GE-H) 3
    Total 14-15
    Semester 3 Credits
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) or
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (4) (GE-M)
    3-4
    ​Composition (GE-C, WR) 3​​
    Electives 5
    Total 15-16
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
    BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) or
    BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (4)
    4
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 (3) or
    CHM 2200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3) and CHM 2200L Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    3-4
    Applied biology course ** 3
    Elective 3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 5 Credits
    CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory * 5
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 (3) or
    PHY 2053 Physics 1 (4) or
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (3)
    3-4
    PHY 2004L Applied Physics 1 Laboratory or
    PHY 2053L Physics 1 Laboratory or
    PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory
    1
    Applied biology courses ** 6
    Total 15-16
    Semester 6 Credits
    BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    4
    PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 (3) or
    PHY 2054 Physics 2 (4) or
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (3)
    3-4
    PHY 2005L Applied Physics 2 Laboratory or
    PHY 2054L Physics 2 Laboratory or
    PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory
    1
    Applied biology course ** 3
    Elective 3
    Total 14-15
    Semester 7 Credits
    AGR 3303 Genetics (3) or
    PCB 3063 Genetics (4)
    3-4
    MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory (1) 4
    Applied biology courses ** 6
    Elective 3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 8 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) 3
    ​ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology in Domestic Animals (4) or
    BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (3) or
    HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology (3)
    3-4​
    BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research 2
    Applied biology course ** 3
    ​Electives ​4
    Total 15-16

    * Not required if CHM 2200 and CHM 2200L were taken.
    ** See adviser for list of approved courses.

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    Biotechnology

    This specialization prepares students for careers where knowledge of molecular biology and genetic engineering are important. Students will have the opportunity to learn various techniques and scientific procedures in molecular biology, virology, bioengineering, cell and tissue culture, microscopy and bioinformatics. They also will be prepared for graduate study in the biological sciences.

    Required Foundation Coursework

    • General Biology: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L
    • General Chemistry: CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L
    • Organic Chemistry: CHM 2210 and CHM 2211/2211L -or-
      CHM 3217 and CHM 3218 and CHM 2211L
    • Mathematics: MAC 2311 and either STA 2023 or MAC 2312
    • Physics: PHY 2004/2005L and PHY 2005/2005L -or-
      PHY 2053/2053L and PHY 2054/2054L -or-
      PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L
    • Required Core Coursework

      • Genetics: AGR 3303 or PCB 3063
      • Microbial or Molecular Genetics: MCB 4304 or PCB 4522
      • Microbiology: MCB 3020/3020L
      • Cell Biology: PCB 3134
      • Evolution: PCB 4674
      • Biochemistry: BCH 4024 (not required if CHM 3217 and 3218 are taken)
      • Analytical Chemistry: CHM 3120/3120L
      • BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research
      • 6 credits minimum of approved biotechnology courses
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      Critical Tracking

      To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

      Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

      Semester 1

      • Complete CHM 2045/2045L or MAC 2311
      • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
      • 2.0 UF GPA required

      Semester 2

      • Complete CHM 2045/2045L and MAC 2311
      • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
      • 2.0 UF GPA required

        Semester 3

        • Complete BSC 2010/2010L and CHM 2046/2046L
        • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
        • 2.0 UF GPA required

          Semester 4

          • Complete BSC 2011/2011L
          • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
          • 2.0 UF GPA required

            Semester 5

            • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
            • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
            • 2.0 UF GPA required
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            Recommended Semester Plan

            To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

            Semester 1 Credits
            CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (State Core GE-B/P) 4
            IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
            Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3
            Elective 2
            Social and Behavioral Sciences (State Core GE-S) 3
            Total 15
            Semester 2 Credits
            AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
            AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics (4) or
            ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
            ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (all GE-S)
            3-4
            CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
            MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 4
            Humanities (State Core GE-H) 3
            Total 14-15
            Semester 3 Credits
            BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
            CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 (3) or
            CHM 3217 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 1 (4)
            3-4
            STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) or
            MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) (4)
            3-4
            ​Composition (GE-C, WR) ​3
            Elective 2
            Total 15-17
            Semester 4 Credits
            BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
            CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2 (3) or
            CHM 3218 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 2 (4)
            3-4
            CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory 2
            Electives 7
            Total 16-17
            Semester 5 Credits
            AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
            SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
            3
            BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology * 4
            CHM 3120 and CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry (3) and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4
            PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 (3) or
            PHY 2053 Physics 1 (4) or
            PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (3)
            3-4
            PHY 2004L Applied Physics 1 Laboratory or
            PHY 2053L Physics 1 Laboratory or
            PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory
            1
            Total 15-16
            Semester 6 Credits
            AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) 3
            AGR 3303 Genetics (3) or
            PCB 3063 Genetics (4)
            3-4
            PCB 3134 Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function 3
            PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 (3) or
            PHY 2054 Physics 2 (4) or
            PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (3)
            3-4
            PHY 2005L Applied Physics 2 Laboratory or
            PHY 2054L Physics 2 Laboratory or
            PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory
            1
            Elective 2
            Total 15-17
            Semester 7 Credits
            MCB 3020 and MCB 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory (1) 4
            PCB 4674 Evolution 4
            Biotechnology course ** 3
            Electives 4
            Total 15
            Semester 8 Credits
            ​BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research ​2
            MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms or
            PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics
            3
            Biotechnology course ** 3
            Electives 7
            Total 15

            * Not required if CHM 3218 was taken.
            ** See adviser for list of approved courses.

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            Natural Science

            This specialization is for students interested in descriptive and interpretive biology, with an emphasis on field biology. The specialization provides exposure to the major forms of flora and fauna, and integrates some of the major elements that influence flora and fauna, namely soil/water relations and human activities. This specialization prepares students for graduate study in the biological sciences.

            Required Foundation Coursework

            • General Biology: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L
            • General Chemistry: CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L
            • Organic Chemistry: CHM 2200/2200L
            • Mathematics: MAC 2311 and either STA 2023 or MAC 2312
            • Physics: PHY 2004/2005L and PHY 2005/2005L -or-
              PHY 2053/2053L and PHY 2054/2054L -or-
              PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L

            Required Core Coursework

            • Genetics: AGR 3303 or PCB 3063
            • Evolution: PCB 4674
            • BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research
            • 21 credits minimum of approved natural science courses
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            Critical Tracking

            To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

            Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

            Semester 1

            • Complete CHM 2045/2045L or MAC 2311
            • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
            • 2.0 UF GPA required

            Semester 2

            • Complete CHM 2045/2045L and MAC 2311
          • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
          • 2.0 UF GPA required

          Semester 3

          • Complete BSC 2010/2010L and CHM 2046/2046L
          • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
          • 2.0 UF GPA required

          Semester 4

          • Complete BSC 2011/2011L
          • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
          • 2.0 UF GPA required

          Semester 5

          • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
          • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
          • 2.0 UF GPA required
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          Recommended Semester Plan

          To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

          Semester 1 Credits
          CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (State Core GE-B/P) 4
          IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
          Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3
          Elective 2
          Social and Behavioral Sciences (State Core GE-S) 3
          Total 15
          Semester 2 Credits
          AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
          AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics (4) or
          ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
          ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (all GE-S)
          3-4
          CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
          MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 4
          Humanities (State Core GE-H) 3
          Total 14-15
          Semester 3 Credits
          BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
          STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) or
          MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (4) (GE-M)
          3-4
          Composition (GE-C, WR) ​ 3​
          Electives 5
          Total 15-16
          Semester 4 Credits
          BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
          CHM 2200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3) and CHM 2200L Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4
          Electives 8
          Total 16
          Semester 5 Credits
          AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
          AGR 3303 Genetics (3) or
          PCB 3063 Genetics (4)
          3-4
          PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 (3) or
          PHY 2053 Physics 1 (4) or
          PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (3)
          3-4
          PHY 2004L Applied Physics 1 Laboratory or
          PHY 2053L Physics 1 Laboratory or
          PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory
          1
          Elective 1
          Natural science course ** 3
          Total 14-16
          Semester 6 Credits
          AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) 3
          PCB 4674 Evolution 4
          PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 (3) or
          PHY 2054 Physics 2 (4) or
          PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (3)
          3-4
          PHY 2005L Applied Physics 2 Laboratory or
          PHY 2054L Physics 2 Laboratory or
          PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory
          1
          Natural science course ** 3
          Total 14-15
          Semester 7 Credits
          Electives 8
          Natural science courses ** 8
          Total 16
          Semester 8 Credits
          ​BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research ​2
          Electives 7
          Natural science courses ** 7
          Total 16

          ** See adviser for list of approved courses.

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          Preprofessional

          This specialization prepares biology majors for admission to medical, dental, optometry or veterinary school, and it also is excellent preparation for graduate study.

          Required Foundation Coursework

          • General Biology: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L
          • General Chemistry: CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L
          • Organic Chemistry: CHM 2210 and CHM 2211/2211L
          • Mathematics: MAC 2311 and either MAC 2312 or STA 2023
          • Physics: PHY 2053/2053L and PHY 2054/2054L -or-
            PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L

          Required Core Coursework

          • Genetics: AGR 3303 or PCB 3063
          • Physiology: PCB 3713C or PCB 4723C
          • Cell Biology: MCB 3020/3020L or PCB 3134
          • Biochemistry: BCH 4024
          • BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research
          • 12 credits minimum of approved additional life science courses
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          Critical Tracking

          To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

          Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

          Semester 1

        • Complete CHM 2045/2045L or MAC 2311
        • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
        • 2.0 UF GPA required

        Semester 2

        • Complete CHM 2045/2045L and MAC 2311
        • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
        • 2.0 UF GPA required

        Semester 3

        • Complete CHM 2046/2046L, BSC 2010/2010L
        • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
        • 2.0 UF GPA required

        Semester 4

        • Complete BSC 2011/2011L
        • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
        • 2.0 UF GPA required

        Semester 5

      • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
      • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
      • 2.0 UF GPA required
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      Recommended Semester Plan

      To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

      Semester 1 Credits
      CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (State Core GE-B/P) 4
      IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
      Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3
      Elective 2
      Social and Behavioral Sciences (State Core GE-S) 3
      Total 15
      Semester 2 Credits
      AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
      AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics (4) or
      ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
      ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (all GE-S)
      3-4
      CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
      MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 4
      Humanities (State Core GE-H) 3
      Total 14-15
      Semester 3 Credits
      BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
      CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 3
      STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) or
      MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (4)
      3-4
      Elective 2
      Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
      Total 15-16
      Semester 4 Credits
      BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
      CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 (3) and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory (2) 5
      Electives 7
      Total 16
      Semester 5 Credits
      AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
      BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
      PHY 2053 Physics 1 (4) or
      PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (3)
      3-4
      PHY 2053L Physics 1 Laboratory or
      PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory
      1
      Elective 3
      Total 14-15
      Semester 6 Credits
      AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) 3
      MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory (1) or
      PCB 3134 Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function (3)
      3-4
      PHY 2054 Physics 2 (4) or
      PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (3)
      3-4
      PHY 2054L Physics 2 Laboratory or
      PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory
      1
      Electives 6
      Total 16-18
      Semester 7 Credits
      AGR 3303 Genetics (3) or
      PCB 3063 Genetics (4)
      3-4
      Electives 6
      Life science courses ** 6
      Total 15-16
      Semester 8 Credits
      ​BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research ​2
      PCB 3713C Cellular and Systems Physiology or
      PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals
      4-5
      Elective 3
      Life science courses ** 6
      Total 15-16

      ** See adviser for list of approved courses.

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