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Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Option 4-Year Plan

This sample shows just one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Science degree with an ecology, evolution and behavior in biological sciences major in four years. Students may opt for a Bachelor of Arts instead, but the requirements for that pathway are not reflected in this plan.

This plan does not replace the advice of your advisor, and you are cautioned to meet regularly with your advisor to create a personalized plan that matches their particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim.

The information below also reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different. And, this plan assumes that you have tested into college-level math and English classes but have not taken any foreign language during high school.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 105
Introduction to College Algebra
3
L&S Humanities/International
3
L&S Social Science
3
Arts GER
3
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
MATH 115
Precalculus
4
CHEM 100
Chemical Science (NS)
4
BIO SCI 150
Foundations of Biological Sciences I (NS+)
4
Year 2
Fall Credits
BIO SCI 152
Foundations of Biological Sciences II (NS+)
4
CHEM 102
General Chemistry (NS+)
5
MATH 211
Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry
or MATH 213
Calculus with Life Sciences Applications
4
OWC-B course
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities
3
CHEM 104
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (NS+)
5
BIO SCI 465
Biostatistics
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
BIO SCI 325
Genetics
4
Bio Sci (EEB) elective
3
CHEM 343
Organic Chemistry
3
PHYSICS 120
General Physics I (Non-Calculus Treatment)
4
PHYSICS 121
General Physics Laboratory I (Non-Calculus Treatment) (NS+)
or PHYSICS 123
General Physics Laboratory II (Non-Calculus Treatment)
1
L&S Social Science
3
Spring Credits
BIO SCI 310
General Ecology
4
Bio Sci (EEB) elective
3
CHEM 344
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
2
CHEM 345
Organic Chemistry
3
PHYSICS 122
General Physics II (Non-Calculus Treatment)
4
L&S Humanities
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Bio Sci (EEB) elective lab
3
Bio sci (EEB) elective
3
1st semester foreign language
3
L&S Humanities/International
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
Bio Sci 611, 670 699 or 695
4
Bio Sci (EEB) elective
3
2nd semester foreign language
3
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
L&S Social Science
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B