Program Planning


Bachelor of Science - Biological Sciences Sample Sequencing Plan (2010 / 2011)

Shown below is a sample sequence of courses for your degree. If you follow this plan, you should be able to graduate in four years, provided you complete five courses per semester. This is just one example of how you could complete your major and degree requirements; you may find that a different sequence works as well as this one.

See the UofL Calendar and/or the Program Planning Guide for details regarding program requirements.

Year 1, Fall
Biology 1010
Chemistry 1000 (required cognate)
Mathematics 1410 or Mathematics 1560 (required cognate)
1000-level English or Writing 1000 (required cognate)
GLER course
 
Year 1, Spring
Biology 1020
Chemistry 2000 (required cognate)
Physics 1050 or Physics 1000 (required cognate)
GLER course
GLER course
 
Year 2, Fall
Biology 2000 or science elective1
Biology 2200
Chemistry 2500 (required cognate)
Statistics 1770 (recommended)
GLER course
 
Year 2, Spring
Biochemistry 2000 (required cognate) 2
Biology 2000 or science elective1
Biology 3000-level course
Chemistry 2600 (required cognate)
GLER course
 
Year 3, Fall
Biology 3000 level
Biology 3000 level
GLER course
GLER course
Elective
 
Year 3, Spring
Biology 3300
Biology 3000 level
Science elective
Science elective
Elective
 
Year 4, Fall
Biology 3000 level
Biology 4000 level
Elective 3000/4000 level
Science elective
Elective
 
Year 4, Spring
Biology 4500
Elective 3000/4000 level
Science elective
Elective
Elective
 
1 Biology 2000 may be completed in Fall or Spring. Students may select a science elective in the semester when Biology 2000 is not chosen.
2 Biochemistry 2000 may be taken in Spring Year 2 provided Chemistry 2500 was completed in Fall Year 2.
If you have questions regarding the Biological Sciences major, please contact one of the Department Advisors.
Note: 3000- and 4000-level Biology courses are not typically offered every semester. Please use the following guidelines when planning your schedule:
Courses typically offered in the Fall Semester
Biology 3005, 3210, 3420, 3505, 3605, 3700, 4110, 4130, 4200, 4560, 4700
Courses typically offered in the Spring Semester
Biology 3115, 3310, 3400, 3460, 3800, 4100, 4170, 4230
Courses typically offered in alternate years
Biology 3520, 3530, 3560, 3610, 3630, 4140, 4420, 4440, 4800