B.S. Biology, Premedical

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
Pre-Medical 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 Exp I (WC)        (3 cr.)
BIOL 105    Biology Orientation (SS) (1 cr.)

Second Semester (16 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 Exp II (WC)    (3 cr.)
HPED 1XX2     Physical Education    (1 cr.)

Sophomore Year

First Semester (17 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 205      Biology Orientation II (SS)    (1 cr.)
BIOL 210     Writing in Biology    (3 cr.)
BIOL 221    General Microbiology    (4 cr.)
CHEM 221    Organic Chemistry I    (3 cr.)
CHEM 223    Organic Chemistry I Lab    (2 cr.)
PHYS 225    College Physics I    (3 cr.)  
PHYS 235     College Physics I Lab    (1 cr.)

Second Semester (15 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 200    Introduction to Research    (3 cr.)
CHEM 222    Organic Chemistry II    (3 cr.)
CHEM 224            Organic Chemistry II Lab    (2 cr.)
PHYS 226    College Physics II    (3 cr.)
PHYS 236     College Physics II Lab    (1 cr.)
MATH 224            Intro to Probability & Stat.    (3 cr.)

Junior Year

First Semester (16 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 401     Molecular Biology    (4 cr.)
BIOL 404     Pre-Medical Prep. Seminar    (3 cr.)
BIOL 466     Genetics    (3 cr.)
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elect3,4(SBS)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective5    (3 cr.)

Second Semester (16 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 405            Cell Biology    (4 cr.)
BIOL 425            Evolutionary Biology     (3 cr.)
CHEM 451            Biotechniques/Biochemistry     (3 cr.)
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elect3,4(SBS)     (3 cr.)
Ethics Elective6    (3 cr.)

Senior Year

First Semester (16 credits total for this semester) 

BIOL 410    Ecology    (3 cr.)
BIOL 450    Human Anat & Phys I    (4 cr.)
BIOL Elective7    (3 cr.)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective4,8 (HFA)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective5    (3 cr.)

Second Semester (16 credits total for this semester)

BIOL 451            Human Anat & Phys II    (4 cr.)
BIOL 501            Senior Project    (3 cr.)
BIOL Elective7    (3 cr.)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective4,8 (HFA)    (3 cr.)
Free Elective5    (3 cr.)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:  128

1 Students not eligible to enroll in  MATH 110 must complete MATH 103 prior to enrolling in MATH 110.
2
Any 100 level Physical Education “Activity Class”
3
 See the list of courses which may be taken as Social and Behavioral Sciences electives.
4
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.
5
Any course taught by the university; free electives must total 9 or more credit hours
6
Student must take one of the following courses: BIOL 468, PHIL 316, PHIL 317, or PHIL 320.
7
Courses taken as Biology electives must be numbered 400 or above.

8
See the list of courses that may be taken as Humanities and Fine Arts electives.