Bachelor of Science in Biology - Plan of Study

Sample Curriculum by Semester

Shown below is a sample curriculum indicating how a student could complete the B.S. in Biology degree program in four years. All courses are currently taught on the IU Kokomo campus unless otherwise noted.

Key-

F = Fall offering

S = Spring offering

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

COAS-E 105 SMI Freshman Learning Community (1 cr)

CHEM-C 105/C125 Principles of Chemistry I and Laboratory (F) (5 cr)

BIOL-L 105 Introduction to Biology (F, S) (5 cr)

ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I (F, S) (3 cr)

Total:     (14 cr)

 Freshman Year – Spring Semester

CHEM-C 106/C126 Principles of Chemistry II and Laboratory (S) (5 cr)

BIOL-L 211 Introduction to Molecular Biology (S) (3 cr)

BIOL-L 213 Molecular Biology Laboratory (S) (2 cr)

SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (F, S) (3 cr)

Total:     (13 cr)

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

CHEM-C 341/343 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory (F) (5 cr)

ENG-W 132 Elementary Composition II (F, S) (3 cr)

MATH-M215 Calculus I (F) (5 cr)

Variable Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (F, S) (3 cr)

Total:     (16 cr)

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

CHEM-C 342/344 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory (S) (5 cr)

MATH-K 300 Statistical Techniques (F, S) (3 cr)

BIOL-L 203 Evolution & Diversity of Life (3 cr)

Variable Cultural Diversity Class (3 cr)

Variable Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (F, S) (3 cr)

 Total:     (17 cr)

Junior Year – Fall Semester

PHYS-P 201 General Physics I (F) (5 cr)

INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (F) (4 cr)

BIOL-L 367 Cell Physiology (F) (3 cr)

Or MICR-M 310 Microbiology  (F) (3 cr)

Variable Literature Course (3 cr)

Total:     (18 cr)

 Junior Year – Spring Semester

PHYS-P 202 General Physics II (S) (5 cr)

BIOL-L 364 Principles of Genetics (3 cr)

Variable Biology Elective (5 cr)

Variable Biology Elective (3-5 cr)

Total:     (16-18 cr)

Senior Year – Fall Semester

BIOL-L 490 Individual Study/Biology Research (F, S) (3 cr)

Variable Biology Elective (5 cr)

Variable Biology Elective (3-5 cr)

PHIL-P 140 Introduction to Ethics (F, S) (3 cr)

Total:     (14-16 cr)

Senior Year – Spring Semester

BIOL-L 403 Biology Seminar (Capstone) (3 cr)

BIOL-L 364 Principles of Genetics (S) (3 cr)

Variable Biology Elective (3-5 cr)

Variable Biology Elective (3-5 cr)

Total:     (12-16 cr)

Minimum of 120 credits required.