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Biological Sciences

Sample Curriculum - Bachelor of Science* in Biological Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, & Environment

Term   Course   Credit
Hours
Fall
Year 1
  BIOL 150 – Biology I (BLS, EL)   4
  CHEM 121A – General Chemistry I (BPS)   4
  CHEM 125A – General Chemistry Lab I (EL)   1
  ENG 101 – English Composition I   3
  MATH 125 – Pre-Calculus Math with Trig. (QR)   3
  Total   15
Spring
Year 1
  BIOL 151 – Biology II (BLS, EL)   4
  CHEM 121B – General Chemistry II (BPS)   4
  CHEM 125B – General Chemistry Lab II(EL)   1
  ENG 102 – English Composition II   3
  ACS 101 or 103 - Oral Expression
  3
  Total   15

Fall
Year 2
  BIOL 220 – Genetics   4
  CHEM 241A – Organic Chemistry I (BPS)   3
  STAT 244 – Statistics (BICS)   4
  RA 101 - Reasoning & Argumentation or PHIL 213
  3
  Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3
  Total   17
Spring
Year 2
  BIOL 365 – Ecology (EGC, EL)   4
  CHEM 241B – Organic Chemistry II (BPS)   3
  CHEM 245 – Organic Chemistry Lab (EL)   2
  QR 101, MATH 145 or MATH 150
  3
  Breadth Humanities (BHUM)   3
  Total   15

Fall
Year 3
  BIOE MCP Elective 300-400 level   4
  Breadth Fine & Performing Arts (BFPA)   3
  PHYS 131/131L – College Physics I
or PHYS 151 – University Physics and 151L Lab**
  5
  Health Experience (EH)   3
  Total   15
Spring
Year 3
  BIOL 327 – Evolution   3
  BIOL EEE 300-400 Level   3-4
  PHYS 132/132L – College Physics II
or PHYS 152 – University Physics and 152L Lab**
  5
  Elective   3
  Total   14-15

Fall
Year 4
  BIOL 492 – Biological Sci Colloquium I   1
  BIOL EEE Elective 400 Level   4
  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)   3
  Experience United States Cultures (EUSC)   3
  Elective   3
  BIOL EEE Elective 400 level   3
  Total   17
Spring
Year 4
  BIOL 492m or 497   1
  BIOL EEE Elective 400 Level   3-4
  BIOL Elective 300-400 Level   3-4
  Electives   5
  Total   12-14
*   Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree will need to complete 6 additional courses in Fine and Performing Arts or Humanities, including one year of the same foreign language.
**  

Students may substitute MATH 145/150 and PHYS 111 in place of MATH 125 and PHYS 131/131L & 132/132L


TRANSFER STUDENTS Coursework completed at regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated upon admission to the University. Results of transfer credit evaluations are available to students through CougarNet. For more information regarding transfer, please visit siue.edu/transfer.

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Inquiries

Department of Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Inquiries
Office Phone: (618) 650-3927
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