Life Science Majors -- Course Requirements

 

Class

                                BIOLOGY 

 

Fall

Spring

 Freshman 

BIOL 181/191
CHEM 141 or 143

BIOL 182/192
CHEM 142 or 144

 Sophomore 

CHEM 251-Organic I
Upper level courses 

CHEM 252-Organic II
Upper level courses

 Junior 

PHYS 111 or  113
Upper level courses 

PHYS 112 or 116
Upper level courses

 Senior

 

Upper level courses

 

Upper level courses

 

ALSO Required:

MATH - one semester (117 or higher, MATH 123 is recommended.)

Six advanced elective courses. One course from the following three: BIOL 210, 212, 218.  Also, one course from the following three: BIOL 214, 216, 213. No more than 4 of these courses may be counted towards the major.

 

 

Class

Neuroscience and Behavior

 

Fall

Spring

 Freshman 

BIOL 181/191
CHEM 141 or 143

 BIOL 182/192
 CHEM 142 or 144

 Sophomore 

NS&B 213
CHEM 251

CHEM 252

 Junior 

PHYS 111 or 113
Upper level courses

PHYS 112 or 116
Upper level courses

 Senior 

 Upper level courses

 Upper level courses

Also Required:

Upper Level courses (200, 300, or 500)

6 credits required: at least 2 credits each from NS&B courses cross-listed with Biology and Psychology, and one methodological or research tutorial credit.

An additional advanced course must be taken from Biology, Psychology or MB&B departments.

 

Class

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

 

Fall

Spring

 Freshman 

MB&B/BIOL 181/191                   
CHEM 141 or 143

MB&B/BIOL 182/192
CHEM 142 or 144 and
CHEM 152 Intro Chemistry lab

 Sophomore 

CHEM 251
MB&B 208 Mol Biol
MB&B 209-Frontiers in Molecular Biology (recommended)

 CHEM 252

 Junior 

MB&B/CHEM 383
Biochemistry 

MB&B 294 Molecular & Biochemical Approaches to Biological Problems
or
MB&B 395 Structural Biology Lab
*MB&B 381 Physical Chemistry for Life Scientists

 Senior 

 MB&B Elective

 MB&B Elective 

 ALSO

Required:

MATH - one semester (117 or higher, MATH 123 is recommended.)

Research:   Two semesters of research for credit with one of our faculty members, or a pre-approved faculty member in another department doing molecular biology/biochemistry/biophysics research, can be substituted for one of the electives.

*MB&B 381 may be replaced by two semesters of Introductory Physics or Physical Chemistry. One elective must be a 300-level MB&B course.