Freshman Studies - Major Guides

Biology BS/MT Middle Second Level Curriculum Guide

First-Year Course Requirements

Course Title Hours
ENG 101 English 3
*HIS 106 and (105 or 107) History 3
**Foreign Language (Intermediate) 3
UNV 101 University 1
MAT 117 or 118
or higher
Mathematics 3
BIO 105 or 106 Biology 4
First Semester Total Credits 17

Course Title Hours
ENG 102 English 3
*HIS 106 and (105 or 107) History 3
**Foreign Language (Intermediate) 3
MAT 118 or higher Mathematics 3
BIO 105 or 106 Biology 4
HEA 200 Health Education 2
Second Semester Total Credits 18

Total Credit Hours for First Year Students 35

The Biology curriculum is appropriate for students interested in applying to medical, dental or graduate school.

* Students are required to successfully complete HIS 105 or 107 and HIS 106.

** Students are required to successfully complete the last semester of the intermediate level of foreign language, i.e. SPA 202 or 218. Please contact the foreign language department for correct placement.

Online Selection of English and Math Courses

Choosing an English Course

If you have taken the Advanced Placement (AP) test in English and earned a score of "3" your AP test will give you credit for ENG 101. Please submit your AP scores to the Registrar's Office. Therefore, register for an ENG 102 course for the fall semester.

Please note that no credits are granted until official AP scores have been receives in the Registrar's Office. Be advised that taking AP classes without taking the AP exam will not give you credits.

If you have a verbal SAT score of 580 or higher, or have a verbal ACT score of 25 or higher, please register for ENG102 H. You will automatically be given credit for ENG 101 if you earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 102H.

If your verbal SAT score is less than 580 or your verbal ACT score is less than 25 and no AP or IB credits are forthcoming, please register for ENG 101.

The University will monitor your English course selections and will require that you adjust your schedule if your selections are not appropriate. A course change may affect your entire schedule, so please choose courses carefully.

Choosing a Math Course

Please refer to the chart on "Choosing a Math Course" on the Freshman Studies page. You must find your desired math course in the left column and follow the requirements across the entire line to be sure you qualify. If you do not qualify, find the lower math course that is designated for your major in the far right column.

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