Four-Year Plan

BIOLOGY
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
2015-2016 Catalog Year

Download the Four Year Plan - BA Secondary Education

Download the Four Year Plan - BS General

Download the Four Year Plan - BS Ecology and Organismal Biology

Download the Four Year Plan - BS Cellular and Molecular Biology

Download the Four Year Plan - BS Pre-Medical

This 4-Year Plan is only a suggested guide for planning course selections.

Official course selections should be made with the guidance of an academic advisor and will depend on an individual student's situation.
Specific information regarding majors, minors, course descriptions, policies and procedures can be found in the university catalog.

Biology Bachelor of Arts – Secondary Education

Fall Spring
YEAR I
MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4 MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or COM 1550: Professional Communication 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition or IDS1610: Being Human 4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition or IDS1610: Being Human 4
BIO1050: Life Sciences Seminar 1 BIO1210/1210Z: Biology of Cells 4
BIO1220/1220Z: Biology of Organisms 4 CHM1320/1320Z: General Chemistry II 4
CHM1310/1310Z: General Chemistry I 4
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or IDS2030: Science and Society 4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4
BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4 BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4
SPED2120: Characteristics/ID Disabilities and the Law 4 NSM 1300: Earth and Space Science OR MTH2320: General Statistics OR MTH2700: Statistics for Research 4
EDU2200: Standards and Foundations of Education 4 EDU2260: Theories of Learning 4
SPED3620: Language Dev and Diversity 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  20
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice or Bio Selected Course 4 IDS3040: Global Justice or Bio Selected Course 4
BIO2650: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (even years only) OR BIO3510: Ecology (odd years only) 4 BIO 2400: Genetics OR MTH2320: General Statistics OR MTH2700: Statistics for Research 4
PHY2210/2210Z: Physics I 4 PHY2220/2220Z Physics II 4

SPED3750: Prosocial/Problem Behavior

4 SPED 4620: Collaboration and Coteaching 4
*EDU2900: Pre-Teaching 1 EDU3720: Reading Across the Curriculum 4
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  20
YEAR IV
BIO2650: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (even years only) OR BIO3510: Ecology (odd years only) 4

*EDU4750: Student Teaching

13
BIO2400: Genetics OR Biology selected course 4 *EDU4760: Student Teaching Seminar 2
Biology Selected Course 4
*BIO3820: Methods of Teaching Sec. Sci. - Bio 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  15

Major Notes

  • Courses in bold require acceptance into the College of Education
  • *Indicates the course must be applied for 1 year in advance

Biology Bachelor of Science General

Fall Spring
YEAR I
MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective OR COM 1550: Professional Communication 4 MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective or COM 1550: Professional Communication 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition or IDS1610: Being Human 4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition or IDS1610: Being Human 4
BIO1050: Life Science Seminar 1 BIO1210/1210Z: Biology of Cells 4
BIO1220/1220Z: Biology of Organisms 4 CHM1320/1320Z: General Chemistry II 4
CHM1310/1310Z: General Chemistry I 4
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or IDS2030: Science and Society 4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or IDS2030: Science and Society 4
BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4 BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4
BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH2210: Calculus 1 4 BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH 2210: Calculus 1 OR MTH2120: Calc. for Mgt and Sciences OR MTH2700: Statistics for Research 4
CHM2410/2410Z Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM2420/2420Z Organic Chemistry II 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective 4 IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective 4
PHY2210/2210Z Physics I 4 PHY2220/2220Z Physics II 4
Biology Selected Course 4 Biology Selected Course 4

Biology Course or Elective

4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR IV
BIO4990: Senior Capstone in Biological Science 2

Biology Selected Course

4
Biology Selected Course 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  18 Total Semester Hours  16

Major Notes

  • BIO Selected Courses: BIO2280/2280Z, 2650, 2660/2660Z, 2670/2670Z, 3040, 3100, 3150, 3250, 3260, 3370, 3450, 3510, 3520, 3530, 3600, BIO/CHM3550,
    Other recommended BIO electives: any courses from BIO selected list that was not completed, BIO2200, 3050, 3270, 3540, 3810
  • * Students need to complete MTH2120: Calculus for Mgt and Sciences, MTH2210: Calculus I, or MTH2700: Statistics for Research; MTH2120 or MTH2210 are for students looking at going to graduate/medical school
  • A maximum of 6 hours from the following courses can be used for graduation credit: BIO2830/3830/4830: Directed Study, BIO3940/4940: Internship in Biology, BIO3970: Research in Biology, BIO3980/4980: Independent Study, or BIO3790: ACCA Affiliated Course

Biology Bachelor of Science – Ecology and Organismal Biology

Fall Spring
YEAR I
Math course (depending on Math Comp. Test) OR COM 1550: Professional Communication 4 Math course (depending on Math Comp. Test) OR COM 1550: Professional Communication 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition OR IDS1610: Being Human 4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition OR IDS1610: Being Human 4
BIO1050: Life Science Seminar 1 BIO1210/1210Z: Biology of Cells 4
BIO1220/1220Z: Biology of Organisms 4 CHM1320/1320Z: General Chemistry II 4
CHM1310/1310Z: General Chemistry I 4
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History OR IDS2030: Science and Society 4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History OR IDS2030: Science and Society 4
BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4 BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4
BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH2210: Calculus 1 4 BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH 2210: Calculus 1 OR MTH2120: Calc. for Mgt and Sciences (even years only) OR MTH2700: Statistics for Research 4
CHM2410/2410Z Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM2420/2420Z Organic Chemistry II 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice 4 BIO3530: Evolution (even years only) OR BIO Selected Course 4
PHY2210/2210Z Physics I 4 PHY2220/2220Z Physics II 4
BIO3510: Ecology (odd years only) OR BIO Selected Course 4 Biology Course or Elective 4

Biology Course or Elective

4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR IV
BIO4990: Senior Capstone in Biological Science 2

Biology Course or Elective

4
BIO3510: Ecology (odd years only) OR BIO Selected Course 4 BIO3530: Evolution (even years only) OR BIO Selected Course 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  18 Total Semester Hours  16

Major Notes

  • Recommended Bio electives: BIO2280: Microbiology, BIO3150: Invertebrate Zoology, BIO3250: Vertebrate Zoology, BIO3260: Systematic Botany, BIO3370 Conservation Biology, BIO3520: Animal Behavior
  • * Students need to complete MTH2120: Calculus for Mgt and Sciences, MTH2210: Calculus I, or MTH2700: Statistics for Research; MTH2120 or MTH2210 are for students looking at going to graduate/medical school
  • A maximum of 6 hours from the following courses can be used for graduation credit: BIO2830/3830/4830: Directed Study, BIO3940/4940: Internship in Biology, BIO3970: Research in Biology, BIO3980/4980: Independent Study, or BIO3790: ACCA Affiliated Course

Biology Bachelor of Science – Cellular and Molecular Biology

Fall Spring
YEAR I
Math course (depending on Math Comp. Test) OR COM 1550: Professional Communication 4 Math course (depending on Math Comp. Test) OR COM 1550: Professional Communication 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition OR IDS1610: Being Human 4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition OR IDS1610: Being Human 4
BIO1050: Life Science Seminar 1 BIO1210/1210Z: Biology of Cells 4
BIO1220/1220Z: Biology of Organisms 4 CHM1320/1320Z: General Chemistry II 4
CHM1310/1310Z: General Chemistry I 4
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History OR
IDS2030: Science and Society
4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History OR
IDS2030: Science and Society
4
BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4 BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4
BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH2210: Calculus 1 4 BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH 2210: Calculus 1 OR MTH2120: Calc. for Mgt and Sciences (even years only) OR MTH2700: Statistics for Research 4
CHM2410/2410Z: Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM2420/2420Z Organic Chemistry II 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice 4 BIO2280/2280Z: Microbiology OR Biology Course OR Elective 4
PHY2210/2210Z Physics I 4 PHY2220/2220Z Physics II 4
BIO2280/2280Z: Microbiology OR Biology Course OR Elective 4 BIO/CHM3550: Biochemistry (even years only) OR BIO3600: Molecular Biology (odd years only) 4

Biology Course or Elective

4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR IV
BIO3040: Immunology (even years only) OR BIO3450: Advanced Cell Biology (odd years only) 4

BIO4990: Senior Capstone in Biological Science

2
Biology Course or Elective 4 BIO/CHM3550: Biochemistry (even years only) OR BIO3600: Molecular Biology (odd years only) 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  18

Major Notes

  • Recommended Bio electives: BIO3040: Immunology, BIO3100: Human Physiology, BIO3270: Plant Physiology, BIO3450: Advanced Cell Biology, BIO/CHM3650: Instrumental Methods of Analysis, BIO3810: Special Topics in Biology (if applicable)
  • * Students need to complete MTH2120: Calculus for Mgt and Sciences, MTH2210: Calculus I, or MTH2700: Statistics for Research; MTH2120 or MTH2210 are for students looking at going to graduate/medical school
  • A maximum of 6 hours from the following courses can be used for graduation credit: BIO2830/3830/4830: Directed Study, BIO3940/4940: Internship in Biology, BIO3970: Research in Biology, BIO3980/4980: Independent Study, or BIO3790: ACCA Affiliated Course

Biology Bachelor of Science – Pre-Medical

Fall Spring
YEAR I
Math course (depending on Math Comp. Test) OR COM 1550: Professional Communication 4 Math course (depending on Math Comp. Test) OR COM 1550: Professional Communication 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition OR IDS1610: Being Human 4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition OR IDS1610: Being Human 4
BIO1050: Life Science Seminar 1 BIO1210/1210Z: Biology of Cells 4
BIO1220/1220Z: Biology of Organisms 4 CHM1320/1320Z: General Chemistry II 4
CHM1310/1310Z: General Chemistry I 4
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History OR
IDS2030: Science and Society
4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History OR
IDS2030: Science and Society
4
BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4 BIO2300/2300Z: Introduction to Zoology OR BIO2350/2350Z: Introduction to Botany 4
BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH2210: Calculus 1 4 BIO2400: Genetics OR *MTH 2210: Calculus 1 OR MTH2120: Calc. for Mgt and Sciences (even years only) OR MTH2700: Statistics for Research 4
CHM2410/2410Z Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM2420/2420Z Organic Chemistry II 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice 4 BIO2280: Microbiology OR Biology Course or Elective 4
PHY2210/2210Z Physics I 4 PHY2220/2220Z Physics II 4
BIO2280: Microbiology OR Biology Course or Elective 4 BIO/CHM3350: Biochemistry (even years only) OR BIO3600: Molecular Biology (odd years only) 4

Biology Course or Elective

4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR IV
BIO3100: Human Physiology 4

BIO4990: Senior Capstone in Biological Science

2
Biology Course or Elective 4 BIO/CHM3350: Biochemistry (even years only) OR BIO3600: Molecular Biology (odd years only) 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4 Biology Course or Elective 4
Biology Course or Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  18

Major Notes

  • Recommended Bio electives: BIO3040: Immunology, BIO3100: Human Physiology, BIO3450: Advanced Cell Biology, BIO3810: Special Topics in Biology (if applicable)
  • * Students need to complete MTH2120: Calculus for Mgt and Sciences, MTH2210: Calculus I, or MTH2700: Statistics for Research; MTH2120 or MTH2210 are for students looking at going to graduate/medical school
  • A maximum of 6 hours from the following courses can be used for graduation credit: BIO2830/3830/4830: Directed Study, BIO3940/4940: Internship in Biology, BIO3970: Research in Biology, BIO3980/4980: Independent Study, or BIO3790: ACCA Affiliated Course

General Notes

  • Student must complete 30 semester hours at the 3000 level or above, of which 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.
  • The last 24 semester hours of degree must be completed at AU, including at least 18 semester hours in the major.
If you have questions about this major, contact Lance Robinson in the Crouse Center for Student Success at (630) 844-6870.