B.S. Biology, General Track

This is for reference purposes only. The official curriculum guides for undergraduate majors in the biology department are part of the NC A&T Undergraduate Bulletin. These are located at: http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/academic-affairs/bulletin/2012-2014/academic-info-and-regs/cas/dept-of-biology.html

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR BIOLOGY
General Biology Track
For Students entering Fall 2012

Freshman Year

First Semester (16 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 101    Concepts of Biology I (SR)    (4 cr.)
CHEM 106    General Chemistry VI    (3 cr.)
CHEM 116    General Chemistry VI Lab    (1 cr.)
MATH 1101    Pre-Calculus (MLAR)     (4 cr.)
ENGL  100   Ideas and Their Expr I (WC)    (3 cr.)
BIOL 105     Biology Orientation I (SS)    (1 cr.)

Second Semester (15 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 102    Concepts of Biology II (SR)    (4 cr.)
CHEM 107            General Chemistry VII     (3 cr.)
CHEM 117            General Chemistry VII Lab    (1 cr.)
MATH 131     Calculus I (MLAR)    (4 cr.)
ENGL  101      Ideas and Their Expr II (WC)    (3 cr.)

Sophomore Year

First Semester (16 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 221    General Microbiology    (4 cr.)
CHEM 221    Organic Chemistry I    (3 cr.)
CHEM 223    Organic Chemistry I Lab    (2 cr.)
MATH 224    Intro to Probability & Stat.    (3 cr.)
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elect2,3(SBS)    (3 cr.)
BIOL 205    Biology Orientation II (SS)    (1 cr.)

Second Semester (17 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 200     Introduction to Research    (3 cr.)
BIOL 210     Writing in Biology    (3 cr.)
CHEM 222    Organic Chemistry II    (3 cr.)
CHEM 224    Organic Chemistry II Lab    (2 cr.)
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elect2,3(SBS)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective4    (3 cr.)

Junior Year

First Semester (15 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 401            Molecular Biology    (4 cr.)
BIOL 466            Genetics    (3 cr.)
PHYS 225            College Physics I    (3 cr.)
PHYS 235            College Physics I Lab    (1 cr.)
HPED 1XX5   Physical Education    (1 cr.)
Ethics Elective6     (3 cr.)

Second Semester (15 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 405            Cell Biology   (4 cr.)
BIOL 425            Evolutionary Biology    (3 cr.)
CHEM 451            Biotechniques/Biochemistry    (3 cr.)
PHYS 226            College Physics II    (3 cr.)
PHYS 236            College Physics II Lab    (1 cr.)
HPED 1XX5          Physical Education    (1 cr.)

Senior Year

First Semester (15 credits total for this semester)

BIOL Elective7    (3 cr.)
BIOL Elective7    (3 cr.)
BIOL 410            Ecology    (3 cr.)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3,8 (HFA)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective4    (3 cr.)

Second Semester (15 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 501    Senior Project    (3 cr.)
BIOL Elective7    (3 cr.)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3,8 (HFA)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective4    (3 cr.)
Free Elective4    (3 cr.)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:  124

1 Students not eligible to enroll in MATH 110 must complete MATH 103 prior to enrolling in MATH 110.
2
See the list of courses which may be taken as Social and Behavioral Sciences electives.
3
Of the 12 total hours in social/behavioral sciences and humanities/fine arts, at least 3 hours must be completed in African-American studies courses and 3 hours in global studies courses.
4
Any course taught by the university; free electives must total 12 or more credit hours
5
Any 100 level Physical Education “Activity Class”
6
Students must take one of the following courses:  BIOL 468, PHIL 316, PHIL 317, or PHIL 320.
7
At least two of the courses taken for Biology electives must be numbered 400 or above.
8
See the list of courses which may be taken as Humanities and Fine Arts electives