Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Biology BS Requirements

ENGL 1101

Composition I

3

ENGL 1102

Composition II

3

TCOM 2010

Technical Writing

3

MATH 1113

Pre-calculus

4

MATH 2253

Calculus I

4

MATH 2260

Probability and Statistics

3

SPCH 2400

Public Speaking

2

STS 2400

Science, Technology, and Society

2

Area C Group 1

Take One Course from the Literature Group

3

Area C Group 2

Take One Course from the Art and Culture Group

3

Area E Group 1

American Context

3

Area E Group 2

World History

3

Area E Group 3

Behavioral Science

3

Area E Group 4

Cultures and Societies

3

SPSU 1001

Hitchhikers Guide to SPSU

1

CHEM 1211

Principles of Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1211L

Principles of Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1212

Principles of Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1212L

Principles of Chemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 2511K

Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 2512K

Organic Chemistry II

4

PHYS 1111

Introductory Physics I

3

PHYS 1111L

Introductory Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 1112

Introductory Physics II

3

PHYS 1112L

Introductory Physics II Lab

1

BIOL 2107K

Biological Principles I

4

BIOL 2108K

Biological Principles II

4

BIOL 3000K

Genetics

4

BIOC 3111K

Biochemistry I

4

Track Requirement: Take one of the tracks described below.

38 hours

Degree Program Total

121

NOTE: PHYS 2211/PHYS 2211L and PHYS 2212/2212L may be taken instead of PHYS 1111/PHYS 1111L and PHYS 1112/PHYS 1112L

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Track Requirements

BIOL 3200K

Biotechnology

4

BIOL 3310K

Molecular Biology

4

BIOC 3112K

Biochemistry II

4

Free Electives

10 – 14

BIOL ELEC At least 4 additional Biology Courses Above 2108K

12-16

(Excluding Track Requirements)

Bioinformatics Track Requirements

BIOL 3310K

Molecular Biology

4

BIOL 2100K

Bioinformatics Tools & Databases

4

BIOL 4510K

Bioinformatics II

4

CS 1301

Computer Science I

4

CS 1302

Computer Science II

4

CS 3153

Database Systems

3

Free Electives

3 – 6

BIOL ELEC At least 3 additional upper-level courses in BIOL above 2108K

9 – 12

General Biology Track Requirements

BIOL 3300K

Ecology

4

BIOL ELEC

At Least 6 BIOL or BIOC Courses Above 2199 (Excluding Track requirements), with at least one course from each of the Cellular Form and Function group and the Organismal Form and Function group

20-24

Free Electives

10-14

Cellular Form and Function group

BIOL 3100K

Microbiology

4

BIOL 3400K

Cell Physiology

4

BIOL 4410K

Immunology

4

BIOL 4470

Plant Physiology

3

Organismal Form and Function group

BIOL 4100K

Entomology

4

BIOL 4200K

Zoology

4

BIOL 4400K

Human Physiology

4

BIOL 4440K

Botany

4

Pre-Professional Track Requirements

BIOL 3400K

Cell Physiology

4

BIOL 4400K

Human Physiology

4

BIOL 4460K

Human Anatomy

4

BIOL ELEC

At Least 4 BIOL or BIOC Courses Above 2199 (Excluding Track requirements)

12-16

Free Electives

10-14

A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all courses (excluding core areas A-E and free electives).

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