DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
 
 
 

Biology and Biology-Premed Curricula

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The two majors of Biology and Biology-Premed are identical in core and departmental requirements.

B.S. PROGRAM IN BIOLOGY PRE-MED

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

BIOL 1210L-BIOL 1220L

1

1

Foundations of Biology

BIOL 1230/1230L-BIOL 1240/1240L

4

4

General Biology

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L-
CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L

4

4

General Chemistry I-II

CMST

3

 

Communication

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Freshman Seminar

1

1

First Year Experience

History

 

3

Essential Core

 

16

16

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

BIOL 2000/2000L

4

 

Biodiversity

BIOL 2010/2010L

 

4

General Microbiology

CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L-
CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L

4

4

Organic Chemistry I-II

ENGL 2010

3

 

Intro. to World Literature

MATH 1020-1030/1070

3

4

Pre-Calculus/Intro. Calculus

Social Science

 

3

Essential Core

Philosophy

 

3

Essential Core

Theology

3

 

Essential Core

 

17

18

 

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

BIOL 3110/3110L

4

 

Genetics

BIOL Elective

 

7

Biology

CHEM 3130

3

 

Biochemistry

Philosophy

3

 

Essential Core

PHYS 2010/2010L-2020/2020L

4

4

General Physics

Theology

 

3

Essential Core

 

14

14

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

BIOL Electives

4

4

Biology

BIOL 4210

1

 

Intro. to Scientific Literature

BIOL 4999

0

 

Senior Comprehensives

Foreign Language

3

3

World Language

Fine Arts

 

3

Essential Core

Physical Education (activity course)

1

 

Essential Core

African American Studies

3

 

Essential Core

Expansive Core

3

3

Expansive Core

Free Electives

3

3

 

 

18

16

 

 

SUMMARY: B.S. PROGRAM IN BIOLOGY PRE-MED

 

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3, MATH 1020), Natural Science (3, BIOL 1230), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

First Year Experience (2), African American Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Science (3, BIOL 1240), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

6

Major*

44

BIOL 1210L (1), BIOL 1220L (1), BIOL 1230/1230L (4), BIOL 1240/1240L (4), BIOL 2000/2000L (4), BIOL 2010/2010L (4), BIOL 3110/3110L (4), BIOL 4210 (1), BIOL Electives (15), BIOL 4999 (0); MATH 1020 (3), MATH 1030 or 1070 (4); PHYS 2010/2010L (4); PHYS 2020/2020L (4)

 

Minor

19

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L (4), CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L (4), CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L (4), CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L (4), CHEM 4130 (3)

 

Free Electives

6

Total Hours

129

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*Includes hours already counted in core and/or required courses from other disciplines.

 

Note: This listing is based on the 2010-2012 Xavier University catalog. Students follow the curriculum prescribed in the catalog effective when they were admitted, and requirements may differ for students admitted earlier; such students should consult their catalog or academic advisor for additional information.

 
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