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Department of Biology
1603 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
211 Jones Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Requirements for a Bachelor’s of Science Degree
Biology Track
General information
The biology department offers degree programs for 3 specialty tracks. The information contained on this curriculum guide has been especially prepared for students who wish to obtain BS degree in Biology. The course requirements and hours that must be completed have been outlined on this page. Subsequent page have a suggested schedule for each semester.

Biology Core Courses: 40 Hours
These must be completed by all specialty tracks. Each course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better for graduation. This includes lectures and laboratories. BSC 1010 and BSC 1011 must be completed with a “C” or above in lecture and laboratory before a student can progress to a higher level course.

 
Course Prefix and NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSC 1010General Biology I ( Lec and Lab)4
BSC 1011General Biology II (Lec and Lab)4
PCB 2033Ecology3
BOT 2313 or BOT 3303Plant Anatomy (Lec and Lab) or Plant Morphology3
BSC 2093Anatomy and Physiology I ( Lec and Lab)4
PCB 3063CGenetics4
MCB 3020CMicrobiology4
PCB 3723Vertebrate Physiology ( Lec and Lab)4
PCB 4023Molecular Cell Biology4
BSC 4930Professional Seminar1
BSC 3926Professional Development for Biology2
ZOO 4513Animal Behavior3

Biology Electives: 13 Hours

Course Prefix and NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ZOO 3753Histology4
ZOO 3653Developmental Anatomy3
PCB 4674Evolutionary Biology3
BSC 4434Bioinformatics3
MCB 2013General Bacteriology4
BSC 2094Anatomy and Physiology II ( Lec and Lab)4
PCB 4024Advance Molecular Biology3
ZOO 3713Comparative Anatomy4
   

**Information pertaining to Gordon Rule Compliance, General Education Sequence and the General Education Approved Course list may be obtained from the university general catalog. A student may, if they have the appropriate prerequisites, enroll in pre-calculus or calculus I in lieu of college algebra their freshmen year. Therefore the additional hours required for graduation may be taken by completing free electives. A student must have between 7-13 math credits depending on which prerequisites are taken. In addition to the core courses and the biology elective courses, the following courses must be completed: 8-10 hours physics, 24 hours chemistry, calculus I and biostatistics or statistics. To qualify for a bachelor’s degree in an academic discipline, a student must complete 120 semester hours, which includes the state of Florida requirements, the institutional requirements and the curriculum requirements.

Curriculum Guide

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTER
General Biology I
(lec and Lab)
BSC 10104General Biology II
(lec and lab)
BSC 10114
General Chemistry 
(lec and lab)
CHM 10454General Chemistry II
( lec and lab)
CHM 10464
Freshman Comm. SkillsENC 11013Freshman Comm. Skills IIENC 11023
College Algebra or Pre-CalculusMAC 1105 or  11473 or 4Trigonometric functions or Calculus IMAC 1114 or 23113 or 4
Professional Development for BiologyBSC 39262   

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTER
Organic Chemistry I
(lec and lab)
CHM 22104Anatomy Physiology IBSC 20934
Social Science 3MicrobiologyMCB 3020C4
Humanities 3Organic Chemistry II
(lec and lab)
CHM 22114
Calculus I MAC 23114Humanities 3

SUMMER SEMESTER
Statistics/ BiostatisticsSTA 20233
African American Experience / HistoryAFA3104 or
AMH 2091
3

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTER
GeneticsPCB 3063C4Plant Anatomy/MorphologyBOT 3303/23133
EcologyPCB 20333 Biology Elective 3
Biochemistry I
(lec and lab)
BCH 40334Biochemistry II
(lec and lab)
BCH 40344
General Physics I or
College Physics I
PHY 2048
or 2053
5/4General Physics II or
College Physics II
PHY 2049
or 2054
5/4

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTER
Animal BehaviorZOO 45133Vertebrate Physiology
(lec and lab)
PCB 37334
Molecular Cell BiologyPCB 40234Biology Elective 4
Biology Elective 3Biology Elective 3
Free Elective
(above 2000 level)
 3Professional Seminar BSC 49301



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