Do you need extra assistance to ensure that you'll cover all the standards? Use this helpful guide below to pace your year.

First Year
Fall 
Spring
General Chem. I + lab
Calculus I
Seminar
English 
General Chem. II + lab
Calculus II
Seminar
English
Second Year 
Fall 
Spring 
Bio. I + lab
Organic Chem. I + lab
Core
Seminar 
Bio. II + lab
Organic Chem. II + lab
Core
Seminar
Third Year
Fall
Spring
Genetics
Upper level Organismal
Physics I + lab
Core/elective 
General Ecology
Upper level Cell & Molec.
Physics II + lab
Core/elective
Fourth Year
Fall 
Spring
Upper level Ecological
Upper level Bio. elective
Core/elective
Core/elective 
Upper level Bio. elective
Upper level Bio. elective Core/elective
Core/elective

January Term

Faculty members in the Biology department often teach courses during January Term. The following kinds of courses are often provided:

  • Seminars designed to probe special areas of interest in the biological sciences through readings, reports, and discussions;
  • Field courses, either on or off campus, that provide experience in the study of natural ecosystems, including international options;
  • Directed research on topics in experimental or field biology; and
  • Independent study courses, either on campus or by special arrangement at universities or research institutions.
    Courses taken during January Term do not fulfill Biology majors credit.

Preparation for Medicine, Dentistry, and Other Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine

Information on these courses of study can be found here.

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