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  • Biology (CLAS)

    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

    • College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science
    • Hours for the Degree: 120
    • Specializations: Biology Secondary Education, Integrative Biology, Preprofessional
    • Minor: No
    • Website: major.biology.ufl.edu/tracks-careers/

    Overview

    This flexible curriculum develops fundamental knowledge of animals, plants and microorganisms. It is tailored to meet the needs of preprofessional students, those seeking a career in teaching in secondary education and those students preparing for graduate studies in various areas of biology.

    Coursework for the Major

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) students in the biology major can specialize in one of three specializations: biology secondary education, integrative biology or preprofessional biology. These specializations require significant introductory coursework and credits in general biology, calculus and/or statistics, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. Otherwise, they vary in the specific upper-level courses that satisfy the degree. These differences provide the options that distinguish one specialization from another. Students can also individualize their curricula with additional life science courses from other departments, colleges and units at UF.

    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.​

    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; allows 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.

    CLAS 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 Biology Research for more information regarding course credit. Students who plan to enroll for course credit must contact potential research mentors before the end of drop/add. If they miss the drop/add window, they should still contact potential research mentors, if only to discuss upcoming opportunities.

    Biology Secondary Education
    Integrative Biology
    Preprofessional Biology

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    Biology Secondary Education

    This specialization is for biology majors seeking a secondary school teaching career in the life sciences. Students in this track should also consult an adviser in the College of Education.

    All coursework for the major must be completed with minimum grades of C.

    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 MAC 2312 -or- STA 2023
    • Physics: PHY 2004/2004L and PHY 2005/2005L -or-
      PHY 2053/2053L and PHY 2054/2054L -or-
      PHY 2048/2048 and PHY 2049/2049L

    Required Core Coursework

    • Critical Analysis of Biological Research: BSC 4936
    • Evolution: PCB 4674
    • Genetics: PCB 3063 or AGR 3303
    • General Ecology: PCB 4043C
    • Invertebrate Biodiversity: ZOO 4205C
    • Physiology and Molecular Biology: BOT 3503/3503L or PCB 3713C or PCB 4723C
    • Plant and Fungal Diversity: BOT 2011C or BOT 2710C
    • Vertebrate Biodiversity: ZOO 4307C

    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements. For degree requirements outside of the major, refer to CLAS Degree Requirements — Structure of a CLAS Degree.

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

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete one of the following in BSC, CHM or MAC: BSC 2010/2010L;
      CHM 1025 or CHM 2045/2045L; MAC 1140, MAC 1114, MAC 1147 or MAC 2311

    Semester 2

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L; and BSC 2010/2010L or MAC 2311

    Semester 3

    • Complete BSC 2010/2010L and MAC 2311 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Semester 4

    • Complete CHM 2046/2046L and BSC 2011/2011L with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Semester 5

    • Complete CHM 2200 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Recommended Semester Plan

    Students are expected to complete the writing and math requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H or S).

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1)
    (GE-P)
    4
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) 4
    Elective (BSC 1920 First Year Introduction: Biology at UF recommended) 1
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) 4
    MAC 2312 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 2 (4) (GE-M) or
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) (GE-M)
    3-4
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 3 Credits
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    CHM 2200 and 2200L Basic Organic Chemistry (3) and Basic Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4
    Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 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
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Foreign Language 5
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    AGR 3303 Genetics or
    PCB 3063 Genetics
    3-4
    PCB 4043C General Ecology 4
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 (3) or
    PHY 2048 Physics 1 With Calculus (3) or
    PHY 2053 Physics 1 (4)
    3-4
    PHY 2004L Applied Physics 1 Laboratory or
    PHY 2048L Physics 1 With Calculus Laboratory or
    PHY 2053L Physics 1 Laboratory
    1
    Foreign language 5
    Total 16-18
    Semester 6 Credits
    BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (4) or
    BOT 2710C Practical Plant Taxonomy (3)
    3-4
    PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 (3) or
    PHY 2049 Physics 2 With Calculus (3) or
    PHY 2054 Physics 2 (4)
    3-4
    PHY 2005L Applied Physics 2 Laboratory or
    PHY 2049L Physics 2 With Calculus Laboratory or
    PHY 2054L Physics 2 Laboratory
    1
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity 4
    Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
    Total 14-16
    Semester 7 Credits
    PCB 4674 Evolution 4
    ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity 4
    Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
    Total 14
    Semester 8 Credits
    BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (3) and BOT 3503L Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants Laboratory (2) or
    PCB 3713C Cellular and Systems Physiology (4) or
    PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals (5)
    4-5
    ​BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research ​2
    Electives 4
    Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
    Total 16

    Note: Additional electives may be needed to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.
    Recommended additional courses include:
    BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plant (3)
    MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Laboratory (1)
    See biology advisers for additional courses.

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    Integrative Biology

    This specialization is designed for biology majors seeking admission to graduate school in biology, botany, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, systematics and other related specialties.

    All coursework for the major must be completed with minimum grades of C.

    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 MAC 2312 -or- STA 2023
    • Physics: PHY 2053/2053L and PHY2054/2054L -or-
      PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L

    Required Core Coursework

    • Critical Analysis of Biological Research: BSC 4936
    • Evolution: PCB 4674
    • Genetics: PCB 3063 or AGR 3303 or PCB 4522
    • General Ecology: PCB 4043C
    • Physiology: BOT 3503/3503L or PCB 3713C or PCB 4723C
    • Structural Biology: BOT 3303C; PCB 3134 or ZOO 3713C or ZOO 3603C
    • Taxonomic Diversity (complete at least one course from two of the three groups):
      • Animal Diversity: ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity -or-
        ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity
      • Plant and Fungal Diversity: BOT 2011C Plant Diversity -or-
        BOT 2710C Practical Plant Taxonomy
      • Microorganisms and Microbial Diversity: MCB 3020 and 3020L

    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements. For degree requirements outside of the major, refer to CLAS Degree Requirements — Structure of a CLAS Degree.

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

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete one of the following in BSC, CHM or MAC: BSC 2010/2010L;
      CHM 1025 or CHM 2045/2045L; MAC 1140, MAC 1114, MAC 1147 or MAC 2311

    Semester 2

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L; and BSC 2010/2010L or MAC 2311

    Semester 3

    • Complete BSC 2010/2010L and MAC 2311 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Semester 4

    • Complete CHM 2046/2046L and BSC 2011/2011L with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Semester 5

    • Complete CHM 2210 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursesk

    Recommended Semester Plan

    Students are expected to complete the writing and math requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H or S).

    Semester 1 Credits

    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1)
    (GE-P)

    4
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) 4
    Elective (BSC 1920 First Year Introduction: Biology at UF recommended) 1
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) 4
    MAC 2312 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 2 (4) (GE-M) or
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) (GE-M)
    3-4
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    ​Elective ​3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 (3) or
    CHM 3217 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 1 (4)
    3-4
    Elective 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16-17
    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) - if CHM 2210 was taken Semester 3 - or
    CHM 3218 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 2 (4)
    3-4
    CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    Composition (GE-C) 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 5 Credits
    PCB 4043C General Ecology 4
    PHY 2048 Physics 1 with Calculus (3) or
    PHY 2053 Physics 1 (4)
    3-4
    PHY 2048L Physics 1 with Calculus Laboratory or
    PHY 2053L Physics 1 Laboratory
    1
    Elective (3000 level or above, not in major), if needed 6
    Total 14-15
    Semester 6 Credits
    PCB 3063 Genetics (4) or
    AGR 3303 Genetics (3) or
    PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics (3)
    3-4
    PHY 2049 Physics 2 with Calculus (3)  or
    PHY 2054 Physics 2 (4)
    3-4
    PHY 2049L Physics 2 with Calculus Laboratory or
    PHY 2054L Physics 2 Laboratory or
    1
    Electives 5
    Taxonomic diversity course 1 3-4
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    BOT 3303C Introduction to Vascular Plant Morphology (4) or
    PCB 3134 Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function (3) or
    ZOO 3603C Evolutionary Developmental Biology (4) or
    ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy (4)
    3-4
    Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
    Foreign language 5
    Taxonomic diversity course 2 3-4
    Total 14-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (3) and BOT 3503L Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants Laboratory (2) or
    PCB 3713C Cellular and Systems Physiology (4) or
    PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals (5)
    4-5
    ​BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research ​2
    PCB 4674 Evolution 4
    Foreign language 5
    Total 15-16

    Note: Additional electives may be needed to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

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    Preprofessional

    This specialization is for biology majors seeking admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary or other professional schools. Students in this track should contact the biology adviser or the Academic Advising Center in 100 Farrior Hall for specific requirements.

    All coursework for the major must be completed with minimum grades of C.

    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 MAC 2312 -or- STA 2023
    • Physics: PHY 2053/2053L and PHY 2054/2054L -or-
      PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L

    Required Core Coursework - minimum 28 credits

    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: BCH 4024
    • Critical Analysis of Biological Research: BSC 4936
    • Genetics: PCB 3063 or AGR 3303 or PCB 4522
    • 12 credits minimum of additional approved life sciences courses (see table at bottom of page)
    • MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms and Laboratory -or-
      PCB 3134 Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function
    • Physiology: PCB 3713C or PCB 4723C

    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements. For degree requirements outside of the major, refer to CLAS Degree Requirements — Structure of a CLAS Degree.

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

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete one of the following in BSC, CHM or MAC: BSC 2010/2010L;
      CHM 1025 or CHM 2045/2045L; MAC 1140, MAC 1114, MAC 1147 or MAC 2311

    Semester 2

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L; and BSC 2010/2010L or MAC 2311

    Semester 3

    • Complete BSC 2010/2010L and MAC 2311 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Semester 4

    • Complete CHM 2046/2046L and BSC 2011/2011L with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Semester 5

    • Complete CHM 2210 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking courses

    Recommended Semester Plan

    Students are expected to complete the writing and math requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H or S).

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1)
    (GE-P)
    4
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) 4
    Elective (BSC 1920 First Year Introduction: Biology at UF recommended) 1
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) 4
    MAC 2312 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 2 (4) (GE-M) or
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) (GE-M)
    3-4
    Elective 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 3 Credits
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 3
    Composition (GE-C) 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 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
    Elective 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    AGR 3303 Genetics (3) or
    PCB 3063 Genetics (4) or
    PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics (3)
    3-4
    PHY 2048 Physics 1 with Calculus (3) or
    PHY 2053 Physics 1 (4)
    3-4
    PHY 2048L Physics 1 with Calculus Laboratory or
    PHY 2053L Physics 1 Laboratory
    1
    Composition (GE-C) 3
    Foreign language 5
    Total 15-17
    Semester 6 Credits
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
    PHY 2049 Physics 2 with Calculus (3) or
    PHY 2054 Physics 2 (4)
    3-4
    PHY 2049L Physics 2 with Calculus Laboratory or
    PHY 2054L Physics 2 Laboratory
    1
    Elective 3
    Foreign language 5
    Total 16
    Semester 7 Credits
    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
    Additional life sciences electives (see below) 6
    Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
    Total 15-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    ​BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research ​2
    PCB 3713C Cellular and Systems Physiology (4) or
    PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals (5)
    4-5
    Additional life sciences electives (see below) 6
    Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
    Total 15-16

    Note: Additional electives may be needed to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

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    Additional Life Sciences Electives

    Courses Credits Prerequisites and Requirements
    AGR 4321 Plant Breeding 3 Prereq: AGR 3303 or PCB 3063
    ALS 4161 Exotic Species 3 Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L and
    BSC 2011/2011L or equivalent;
    Coreq: One of AGR 3005, HOS 3020,
    ENY 3005/3005L or PLP 3002C;
    Only one of ALS 4162 and ALS 4163 can apply toward ALS credits
    AGR 4162 Biological Invasions 3 Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L or equivalent;
    Coreq: One of AGR 3005, HOS 3020,
    ENY 3005/ 3005L or PLP 3002C;
    Only one of ALS 4162 and ALS 4163 can apply toward ALS credits
    ALS 4163 Plant Resource Protection 3 Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L and
    BSC 2011/2011L or equivalent;
    Coreq: One of AGR 3005, HOS 3020,
    ENY 3005/ 3005L or PLP 3002C;
    Only one of ALS 4162 or ALS 4163 can apply toward ALS credits
    ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science 4 None
    ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology in Domestic Animals 4 Prereq: ANS 3006C, BSC 2010/2010L or equivalent
    ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 4 Prereq: CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L
    ANT 4531 Molecular Genetics of Disease 3 Prereq: BSC 2011 or instructor permission
    ANT 4552 Primate Behavior 3 None
    ANT 4554C Primate Evolution 3 Prereq: ANT 3514C or instructor permission
    ANT 4586 Human Evolution 3 Prereq: ANT 3514C or equivalent
    BOT 2710C Practical Plant Taxonomy 3 None
    BOT 2800C Plants in Human Affairs 3 None
    BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida 3 None
    BOT 3503 and 3503L Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants and Lab 3 + 2 Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010/2011C or BSC 2007 / APB 2150 and BSC 2008 /
    APB 2151 and CHM 2046C;
    Lecture and lab must be completed together;
    Coreq: BOT 3503L (or take the next term);
    BOT 4621 Plant Geography 2 Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L and
    BSC 2011/ 2011L with minimum grades of C, or instructor permission
    BOT 4935 Special Topics in Botany 2-4 Can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits;
    Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L, or equivalent, with minimum grades of C and instructor permission
    BSC 1920 Biology Colloquium 1 None
    BSC 2862 Global Change Ecology and Sustainability 3 None
    BSC 3402 Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences 2 None
    BSC 3911 Entering Research in Biology 1 Coreq: BSC 4910 or BOT 4905 or
    ZOO 4905 or IDH 4917, a seminar course to complement mentored research
    BSC 4812C Evolutionary Biogeography 3 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C
    BSC 4910 Individual Mentored Research
    in Biology
    1-3 Pereq: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC
    2011/ 2011L with minimum grades of C;
    Coreq: BSC 3911
    BSC 4912 Advanced Mentored Research
    in Biology
    1-4 Prereq: BSC 4910 and BSC 3911
    ENY 3005 and 3005L Principles of Entomology and Lab 2+1 Lecture and lab must be completed together
    ENY 3163 Invertebrate Field Biology 3 None
    ENY 3563 Introduction to Tropical Entomology 3 Prereq: ENY 3005/3005L
    ENY 3564L Tropical Entomology Field Laboratory 2 Prereq: ENY 3563
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification 3 Prereq: ENY 3005/3005L
    ENY 4210 Insects and Wildlife 3 Prereq: ENY 3005L or equivalent entomology lab
    ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics 3 Prereq: ENY 3005/3005L
    ENY 4455C Social Insects 3 None
    ENY 4660 and 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology and Lab 2+1 Prereq: ENY 3005/3005L; Lecture and lab must be completed together
    FAS 4202C Biology of Fishes 4 None
    FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science 3 Prereq: refer to the department
    FOR 3342C Tree Biology 3 Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2011C
    GLY 3603C Paleontology 4 Prereq: refer to department
    HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular Biology 3 Prereq: APB 2150, BOT 2010C or
    BSC 2010
    HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology 3 Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010
    HOS 4313C Laboratory Methods in Plant Molecular Biology 2 Prereq: AGR 3303 or HOS 3305 and
    PCB 3063
    HUN 4221 Nutrition and Metabolism 3 Prereq: BCH 3025 or BCH 4024;
    PCB 4723C or APK 2105C;
    HUN 3403 and HUN 4445
    MCB 4203 Bacterial and Viral Pathogens 3 Prereq: MCB 3020 with minimum grade of C
    MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms 3 Prereq: MCB 3020/3020L with minimum grades of C;
    Take BCH 4024 or CHM 4207 before MCB 4304
    MCB 4320C Bacterial Genome Sequencing and Analysis 3 Prereq: MCB 3020 or MCB 3023
    MCB 4403 Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function 3 Prereq: CHM 2211 and MCB 3020/3020L with minimum grades of C;
    BCH 4024 or CHM 4207 should be taken before MCB 4403
    MCB 4503 General Virology 3 Prereq: MCB 3020/3020L and MCB 4203 with minimum grades of C
    MCB 4905 Undergraduate Research 1-4 Can be repeated up to 10 credits; Prereq: undergraduate coordinator permission
    NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology 3 None
    PCB 3023 Essential Cell Biology 3 Prereq: BSC 2011 and 2011L with minimum grades of C
    PCB 3134 Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function 3 Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L,
    BSC 2011/2011L, or AGR 3303 and
    CHM 2210 with minimum grades of C;
    May count as a CALS life science elective if not used as a degree requirement.
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology 3 Prereq: introductory college biology or botany
    PCB 4043C General Ecology 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C
    PCB 4202 Biology of Differentiated Cells 3 Prereq: CHM 2211 with minimum grade of C and PCB 3134
    PCB 4233 Immunology 3 Prereq: MCB 3023, MCB 3020 or equivalent
    PCB 4674 Evolution 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C;
    Coreq: one semester of calculus; PCB 3063 recommended
    PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4 Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010
    PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science 3 None
    PLS 3221 and 3221L Plant Propagation and Lab 2+1 Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010;
    Coreq: PLS 3221L; lecture and lab must be completed together
    PSB 3002 Physiological Psychology 3 Prereq: PSY 2012
    PSB 3340 Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Prereq: BSC 2010;
    PSB 3340 is recommended for IDS majors in Neurobiological Sciences
    PSB 4434 Neurochemistry, Pharmacology and Behavior 3 Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission
    PSB 4504 Developmental Psychobiology 3 Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission
    PSB 4654 Chemical Senses and Behavior 3 Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission
    PSB 4810 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 3 Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission
    PSB 4823 Principles of Integrative Physiological Psychology 3 Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission
    WIS 3401 and 3401L Wildlife Ecology and Management and Lab 3+1 Prereq: BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L; lecture and lab must be completed together
    WIS 3402 and 3402L Wildlife of Florida and Lab 3+1 None; lecture and lab must be completed together
    WIS 3553 Introduction to Conservation Genetics 3 Prereq: Basic biology, STA 3024, and one of PCB 3601C, PCB 4044C or FOR 3153C
    WIS 4203C Introduction to Landscape Ecology 3 Prereq: STA 3024 and PCB 3601C, PCB 4044C or FOR 3153C
    WIS 4443C Wetland Wildlife Ecology 4 Prereq: WIS 3401
    WIS 4501 Introduction to Wildlife Population Ecology 3 Prereq: WIS 3401 and PCB 3601C or PCB 4044C or FOR 3153C
    WIS 4547C Avian Field Techniques 2 Prereq: 1 course each in ecology and vertebrate ecology
    WIS 4554 Conservation Biology 3 Prereq: WIS 3553 or PCB 3063;
    PCB 3601C, PCB 4044C or FOR 3153C; and WIS 3401
    WIS 4601C Quantitative Wildlife Ecology 3 Prereq: STA 2023 and WIS 3401
    WIS 4954C Wildlife Techniques 2 Prereq: WSC 3402
    ZOO 3513C Animal Behavior 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C, and PCB 4674
    ZOO 3603C Evolutionary Developmental Biology 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/ 2011L with minimum grades of C
    ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Zoology 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C, and PCB 4674 or instructor permission
    ZOO 4232 Human Parisitology 3 Prereq: BSC 2010/2010L;
    BSC 2011/2011L or AGR 3303 with minimum grades of C
    ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Zoology 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/ 2011L with minimum grades of C
    ZOO 4403C Marine Biology 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C
    ZOO 4435 Comparative Biology of Birds and Mammals 3 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C
    ZOO 4472C Avian Biology 4 Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L with minimum grades of C, and PCB 4674 (recommended)
    ZOO 4926 Special Topics in Zoology 1-4 Can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits;
    Prereq: BSC 2011/2011L, or equivalent, with minimum grades of C and instructor permission
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