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Biological Sciences

Sample Curriculum - Bachelor of Science* in Biological Sciences, Integrative Biology

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 Trigonometry   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
  QR 101, MATH 145 or MATH 150 (QR)   3
  Total   17
Spring
Year 2
  BIOL Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Elective   3-4
  CHEM 241B – Organic Chemistry II (BPS)   3
  CHEM 245 – Organic Chemistry Lab (EL)   2
  Health Experience (EH)   3
  United States Culture (EUSC)   3
  Total   14-15

Fall
Year 3
  BIOL Elective   4
  PHYS 131/131L – College Physics I**
or PHYS 151 – University Physics and 151L Lab
  5
  Breadth Social Science (BSS)   3
  Breadth Fine & Performing Arts (BFPA)   3
  Total   15
Spring
Year 3
  BIOL Biological Diversity Elective   3-4
  BIOL Morphology, Physiology & Development Elective   3-4
  PHYS 132/132L – College Physics II** or PHYS 152 University Physics II and 152L Lab   5
  Breadth Humanities (BHUM)   3
  Total   14-16

Fall
Year 4
  BIOL 492   1
  BIOL Elective 400 Level   3
  BIOL Cellular & Molecular Biology Elective   3-4
  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)   3
  Global Cultures (EGC)   3
  Elective   3
  Total   16-17
Spring
Year 4
  BIOL 492m or 497   1
  BIOL Elective 400 Level   3
  BIOL Elective   3
  Elective   3
  Elective   4
  Total   14
*   Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree will need to complete 6 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 PHYS 131/131L and 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.

Integrated Biology

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