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Biological Sciences

Sample Curriculum - Bachelor of Science* in Biological Sciences, Medical Science

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 145 – Calculus for the Life Sciences or MATH 150 Calculus I (FQR)   5
  Total   17
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 (EL)   3
  RA 101 – Reasoning & Argumentation or PHIL 213   3
  STAT 244 - Statistics (BICS)
  4
  Humanities Breadth (BHUM)   3
  Total   17
Spring
Year 2
  BIOL 319 – Cell & Molecular Biology   4
  CHEM 241B – Organic Chemistry II (BPS)   3
  CHEM 245 – Organic Chemistry Lab (EL)   2
  PHYS 131/131L or PHYS 151, 151L   5
  Total   14

Fall
Year 3
  PHYS 132/132L or PHYS 152, 152L   5
  Breadth Social Science (BSS)   3
  BIOL Elective   3
  Breadth Fine & Performing Arts (BFPA)   3
  Total   14
Spring
Year 3
  BIOL 340 – Physiology   4
  BIOL Elective (300-400 Level)   3-4
  Elective   3
  Experience Global Cultures (EGC)   3
  Health Experience (EH)   3
  Total   16-17

Fall
Year 4
  BIOL 492   1
  BIOL Elective (400 Level)   4
  CHEM 351 – Biochemistry I   3
  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)   3
  Elective   2
  Total   13
Spring
Year 4
  BIOL 492m or 497   2
  CHEM 352 – Biochemistry II   3
  Experience United States Culture (EUSC)   3
  BIOL Elective (300-400 Level)   3-4
  Elective   3
  Total   14-15
*   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.

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