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Suggested Sequence of Courses

First Year

Units
Fall Spring
Genes, Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 214) 3
Genes, Evolution and Ecology Lab (BIOL 214L) 1
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I (MATH 125)
or Calculus for Science and Engineering I (MATH 121)
4
Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 105) 3
SAGES First Seminar 4
PHED Physical Education 0
Cells and Proteins (BIOL 215) 3
Cells and Proteins Laboratory (BIOL 215L) 1
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II (MATH 126)
or Calculus for Science and Engineering II (MATH 122)
4
Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 106) 3
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113) 2
SAGES University Seminar 3
PHED Physical Education 0
Year Total: 15 16

 

Second Year

Units
Fall Spring
Development and Physiology (BIOL 216) 3
Development and Physiology Lab (BIOL 216L) 1
Introductory Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 223)
or Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 323)
3
Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 233) 2
SAGES University Seminar 3
GER Course 3
Genetics Course (BIOL 326) 3
Introductory Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 224)
or Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 324)
3
Elementary Computer Programming (ENGR 131) 3
Open Elective 3
GER Course 3
Year Total: 15 15

 

Third Year

Units
Fall Spring
BIOL Elective 3
BIOL Elective 2-4
or BIOL Laboratory
Advanced Mathematics or Statistics Course 3
Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH 201)
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 304)
Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science (STAT 312)
Introductory Physics I (PHYS 115)
or General Physics I – Mechanics (PHYS 121)
4
GER Course 3
BIOL Elective 3
Quantitative Biology Laboratory 3
Dynamics of Biological Systems: A Quantitative Introduction to Biology (BIOL 300)
Fitting Models to Data: Maximum Likelihood Methods and Model Selection (BIOL 304)
Quantitative Biology Laboratory (BIOL 315)
Introductory Physics II (PHYS 116)
or General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS 122)
4
SAGES Departmental Seminar 3
GER Course 3
Year Total: 15-17 16

 

Fourth Year

Units
Fall Spring
Undergraduate Research – SAGES Capstone (BIOL 388S) (SAGES Capstone) 3
BIOL Elective 3
BIOL Laboratory (if needed) 2-4
or BIOL Elective
Introductory Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 301) 3
Open Elective 3
Advanced Undergraduate Research (BIOL 390) 3
BIOL Elective 3
BIOL Elective (if needed) 3
or Open Elective
Open Electives 6
Year Total: 14-16 15

 

Total Units in Sequence:   121-125

 

 

 

 

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