Suggested Curriculum Plan for Bachelor of Science in Biology

For students doing all course work at UVU. Courses requiring prerequisites should not be taken until prerequisites have been met. Prerequisites cannot be taken concurrently with courses requiring the prerequisites.

REQUIRED BACHELOR PROGRAM COURSE WORK

Semester 1

     
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4.0
BIOL 1615 Biology Methods Lab I 1.0
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3.0
You Choose Fine Arts 3.0
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4.0
  Total 15.0

Semester 2

     
BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3.0
BIOL 1625 College Biology II Lab 1.0
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing - Sci./Tech. 3.0
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4.0
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1.0
You Choose Humanities Course 3.0
  Total 15.0

Semester 3

     
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4.0
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1.0
MATH 2040
or
MATH 1060 & 1210
Principles of Statistics
or
Trigonometry & Calculus
4.0
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3.0
You Choose American Institutions Course 3.0
  Total 15.0

Semester 4

     
BIOL 3500 Genetics 3.0
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4.0
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1.0
You Choose Soc/Behavioral Science Course 3.0
PE-S 1097
or
HLTH 1100
Fitness for Life
or
Personal Health & Wellness
2.0
You Choose Elective* 3.0
  Total 16.0

Semester 5

     
BIOL 3700 Ecology 3.0
BIOL 3400 Cell Biology 3.0
CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4.0
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1.0
You Choose Elective* 4.0
  Total 15.0

Semester 6

     
BIOL 3600 Biological Chemistry 3.0
PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4.0
PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1.0
You Choose Elective* 4.0
You Choose Zoology Elective 4.0
  Total 16.0

Semester 7

     
BIOL 4500 Evolution 3.0
You Choose Botany Elective 3.0
PHYS 2020 College Physics II 4.0
PHYS 2025 College Physics II Lab 1.0
You Choose Elective* 4.0
  Total 15.0

Semester 8

     
BIOL 494R Senior Seminar 1.0
You Choose Microbiology Elective 4.0
You Choose Elective* 10.0
  Total 16.0
  • * Select electives to meet the minimum Departmental, upper division credit, and residency requirements. Choose classes by viewing the Biology course descriptions.
  • A minimum of 122 semester hours is required, 40 of the 122 hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • To graduate from UVU with a Bachelor´s degree, a student must complete 30 credits in residence from UVU. UVU courses taken on or off campus will count as residency hours.

TOTAL BS PROGRAM CREDITS:

122.0

Make an appointment with the Biology advisor, Terrell Wyche at: 801-863-6208, or twyche@uvu.edu, Pope Science Building 202f.

Please use the following resources to help you plan without the advisor:

Graduation Requirements & List of General Education requirements

External Links:

Careers in Health Professions

Graduate School Programs in Microbiology

Internships or Assistantships in Ecology and Wildlife Biology