Biology

B.S. with Major in Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife

B.S. with Major in Biology - General Option

B.S. with Major in Biology, Molecular and Integrative - Basic Life Science Option

B.S. with Major in Biology, Molecular and Integrative- Enhanced Applied Life Science Option

B.S. with Major in Biology - Professional Health Sciences Emphasis

B.S. with Major in Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 121 Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife Biology 1
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Esential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 146
Applied Calculus I
or Calculus I
3-4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits17-19
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIOL 315
315R
Genetics
and Genetics Recitation 1
4
BIOL 332
332L
General Ecology
and Gen Ecology Lab
4
BIOL 396 Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Pre-Internship Seminar 1
GEOL 101
101L
Introduction to Geology
and Introduction to Geology Laboratory
4
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 312
312R
Evolution
and Evolution Recitation 1
4
BIOL 333 Population Biology 3
Biology Elective 2 6-8
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits16-19
Junior Year
Fall
BIOL 336
Systematic Botany (336 in even years and 439 in odd years)3
or Conservation Biology
3-4
BIOL 397 Cooperative Education 1
BIOL 431
Wildlife Management (431 in odd years and 432 in even years)
or Techniques in Wildlife Population Assessment
4
BIOL 470 Biometry 4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-17
Spring
BIOL 438
Fisheries Management (438 in even years and 430 in odd years)
or Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries
3
BIOL 350 Plant Ecology (350 in even years, or Biology Elective) 3 3
Biology Electives 2 3-4
General Elective 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-18
Senior Year
Fall
BIOL 336
Systematic Botany (336 in even years and 439 in odd years)
or Conservation Biology
3-4
BIOL 431
Wildlife Management (431 in odd years and 432 in even years)
or Techniques in Wildlife Population Assessment
4
Biology Electives 2 3-4
General Elective 1-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits14-20
Spring
BIOL 438
Fisheries Management (438 in even years and 430 in odd year)
or Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries
3
BIOL 481 Fisheries & Wildlife Senior Capstone 3
GEOG 474
474L
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and GIS Laboratory
3
BIOL 350 Plant Ecology (350 in even years, or Biology Elective) 3 3
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits123-141

The B.S. with Major in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology is designed to prepare students for careers in state, private and federal fisheries and wildlife or conservation organizations. A summer internship or cooperative education experience is required between the sophomore and junior or junior and senior year. This is one possible way to complete the degree in 4 years but there is flexibility to allow students to customize the program of study to their own needs. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor to personalize their program of study.
1 = Recitations are optional but if desired should be taken at the same time as the lecture course.
2 = A minimum of 12 credits of Biology Electives are required with all 12 credits either from the following list (Biol 338, Biol 360, Biol 363, Biol 364/364L, Biol 376/376L, Biol 380, Biol 425, Biol 426, Biol 433, Biol 435) or any of Biol 336, Biol 350, Biol 430, Biol 431, Biol 432, and Biol 438 NOT used to meet the advanced plant or management courses requirements.
3=Either Biol 336 or Biol 350 will meet advanced plant course requirement.
^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

B.S. with Major in Biology - General Option

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 120 Orientation to the Biology Major 1
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 146
Applied Calculus I
or Calculus I
3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Elective 1-3
 Credits15-17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIOL 315
315R
Genetics
and Genetics Recitation 1
4
BIOL 332
332L
General Ecology
and Gen Ecology Lab 2
4
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I (or General Elective) 3 3
CHEM 341L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (or General elective) 1
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
BIOL 312
312R
Evolution
and Evolution Recitation 1
4
BIOL 341
341L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biol Lab 2
4
CHEM 342
Organic Chemistry II 3
or Survey of Organic Chemistry
3-4
CHEM 342L
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
or Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-17
Junior Year
Fall
PHYS 211
College Physics I
or Introductory College Physics I
or University Physics I
4
BIOL 470
Biometry
or Sociological Statistics
3-4
Biology Elective 4 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
General Elective 1-3
 Credits14-19
Spring
PHYS 212
College Physics II
or Introductory College Physics II
or University Physics II
4
Biology Electives 4 6-8
BMB 301 Biochemistry (Or General Elective ) 3 3
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits16-19
Senior Year
Fall
BIOL 480 Senior Capstone Seminar 3
Biology Electives 6-8
General Elective 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-19
Spring
Biology Electives 4 9-11
General Elective 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-19
 Total Credits120-142

This is one possible way to complete the degree in 4 years. The B.S. with Major in Biology is designed to be flexible to allow students to customize the program of study to their own needs including allowing for semesters with internships or study abroad. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor to personalize their program of study.

1 = Recitations are optional but if desired should be taken at the same time as the lecture course.

2 = Students are required to take 4 upper level labs. Biol 332L and 341L would go toward the upper level lab requirement but students do not have to take Biol 332L or 341L.

3 = Organic chemistry requirement can be met either by taking Chem 341/L 342/L, or Chem 341/L BMB 301, or Chem 340/L BMB 301. Note that Chem 340/L and BMB 301 are offered in the same semester so it takes 2 years to complete that option. Students considering medical school are encouraged to take Chem 341/341L, Chem 342/342L, and BMB 301 because some medical schools require or prefer this combination.

4 = Biology electives are any 300 and 400 level biology courses not used to meet other program requirements (i.e., not a core course or capstone course). Students can use up to 2 life sciences courses offered outside the Biology Department toward the Biology Electives (e.g., Anat 204, MBio 302, MBio 328, PPT 301). There are some restrictions so students should check the catalog carefully or talk with their advisor if thinking about using outside courses.

^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

B.S. with Major in Biology, Molecular and Integrative - Basic Life Science Option

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 120 Orientation to the Biology Major 1
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 146
Applied Calculus I
or Calculus I
3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Essential Studies Electives 3-4
 Credits17-18
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIOL 315
315R
Genetics
and Genetics Recitation 1
4
BIOL 332 General Ecology 3
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I(or General Elective) 3 3
CHEM 341L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits14-15
Spring
BIOL 312
312R
Evolution
and Evolution Recitation 1
4
BIOL 341
341L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biol Lab 2
4
CHEM 342
Organic Chemistry II 3
or Survey of Organic Chemistry
3-4
CHEM 342L
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
or Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-17
Junior Year
Fall
BIOL 378
378L
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab 2
4
BIOL 470
Biometry
or Sociological Statistics
3-4
PHYS 211 College Physics I 4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
1-3
 Credits15-19
Spring
BIOL 415 Genomics 2 4
BIOL 416
Ecological Genomics (offered in even years only)
or Systems Biology
3-4
BMB 301 Biochemistry 3
PHYS 212 College Physics II 4
 Credits14-15
Senior Year
Fall
BIOL 442
442L
Physiology of Organs and Systems
and Physiology of Organs and Systems Laboratory 2
4
BIOL 480 Senior Capstone Seminar 3
General Elective 6-7
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits16-18
Spring
BIOL 410 Molecular Biology Techniques 4
BIOL 416
Ecological Genomics (offered in even years only)2
or Systems Biology
3
General Electives 4-6
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits14-17
 Total Credits120-135

The B.S. with Major in Molecular and Integrative Biology with the Basic Life Science option is designed for students interested in integrating knowledge across levels of biological organization and provides a strong foundation for students planning to continue their studies in medical science, graduate, or professional programs. This is one possible way to complete the degree in 4 years but there is flexibility to allow students to customize the program of study to their own needs including allowing for semesters with internships or study abroad. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor to personalize their program of study.

1 = Recitations are optional but if desired should be taken at the same time as the lecture course.

2 = Students are required to take 4 upper level labs. These courses meet the upper level lab requirement.

3 = Organic chemistry requirement can be met either by taking Chem 341/L 342/L, or Chem 341/L BMB 301, or Chem 340/L. Students considering medical school are encouraged to take Chem 341/341L, Chem 342/342L, and BMB 301 because some medical schools require or prefer this combination.

^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

B.S. with Major in Biology, Molecular and Integrative- Enhanced Applied Life Science Option

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 120 Orientation to the Biology Major 1
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 146
Applied Calculus I
or Calculus I
3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits17-18
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIOL 315
315R
Genetics
and Genetics Recitation 1
4
BIOL 332 General Ecology 3
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I (or General Elective) 3 3
CHEM 341L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (or General Elective) 1
Essential Studies Elective 6-7
 Credits17-18
Spring
BIOL 312
312R
Evolution
and Evolution Recitation 1
4
BIOL 341
341L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biol Lab 2
4
CHEM 342
Organic Chemistry II 3
or Survey of Organic Chemistry
3-4
CHEM 342L
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
or Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-17
Junior Year
Fall
BIOL 378
378L
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Lab 2
4
BIOL 470
Biometry
or Sociological Statistics
3-4
CHEM 333 Analytical Chemistry 3
PHYS 211 College Physics I 4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits17-19
Spring
BIOL 415 Genomics 2 4
BIOL 416
Ecological Genomics (offered in even years only)2
or Systems Biology
3
BMB 301 Biochemistry 3 3
PHYS 212 College Physics II 4
General Elective 4 1-3
 Credits15-17
Senior Year
Fall
BIOL 442
442L
Physiology of Organs and Systems
and Physiology of Organs and Systems Laboratory 2
4
BIOL 480 Senior Capstone Seminar 3
BMB 401 Biochemistry of Proteins and Information Flow 3
BMB 403 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory 2
MBIO 328 Introduction to Immunology 3
General Elective 4 1-3
 Credits16-18
Spring
BIOL 410 Molecular Biology Techniques 4
BIOL 416
Ecological Genomics (offered in even years only)2
or Systems Biology
3
MBIO 302
302L
General Microbiology Lecture
and General Microbiology Laboratory
4
General Elective 4 1-3
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-18
 Total Credits127-141

The B.S. with Major in Molecular and Integrative Biology with the Enhanced Applied Life Science option is designed for students interested in integrating knowledge across levels of biological organization and who are interested in pursuing technical positions or further training in applied health science and biotechnology. This is one possible way to complete the degree in 4 years but there is flexibility to allow students to customize the program of study to their own needs including allowing for semesters with internships or study abroad. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor to personalize their program of study.

1 = Recitations are optional but if desired should be taken at the same time as the lecture course.

2 = Students are required to take 4 upper level labs. These courses meet the upper level lab requirement.

3 = Organic chemistry requirement can be met either by taking Chem 341/L 342/L, Chem 341/L BMB 301, or Chem 340/L. Students considering medical school are encouraged to take Chem 341/341L, Chem 342/342L, and BMB 301 because some medical schools require or prefer this combination.

4 = Students in this major interested in a career in the biotechnology industry are encouraged to consider taking entrepreneurship courses. Students are also strongly encouraged to gain research experience which could be done for credit through BIOL 492.

^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

 

B.S. with Major in Biology - Professional Health Sciences Emphasis

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 120 Orientation to the Biology Major 1
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 146
Applied Calculus I
or Calculus I
3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Electives 1-3
 Credits15-17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIOL 315
315R
Genetics
and Genetics Recitation 1
4
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I (Or General Elective) 3 3
CHEM 341L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory(Or General Elective) 1
General Electives 3-4
Essential Studies Electives 6-8
 Credits17-20
Spring
BIOL 341
341L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biol Lab 2
4
CHEM 342
Organic Chemistry II 3
or Survey of Organic Chemistry
3-4
CHEM 342L
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
or Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1
Biology Elective 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits14-17
Junior Year
Fall
BIOL 470
Biometry
or Sociological Statistics
or Introduction to Statistics
3-4
PHYS 211
College Physics I
or Introductory College Physics I
or University Physics I
4
Biology Elective 4 3-4
General Elective 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits16-20
Spring
PHYS 212
College Physics II
or Introductory College Physics II
or University Physics II
4
BMB 301 Biochemistry (Or General Elective ) 3 3
Biology Electives 4 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
General Elective 3-4
 Credits16-19
Senior Year
Fall
BIOL 480 Senior Capstone Seminar (Or Biology Elective) 3
Biology Electives 4 6-8
General Elective 3-4
Essential Studies Elective 3-4
 Credits15-19
Spring
BIOL 480 Senior Capstone Seminar (Or Biology Elective ) 3
Biology Electives 4 6-8
General Electives 5-6
 Credits14-17
 Total Credits122-145

The B.S. with Major in Biology with Pre-Health Science Emphasis is designed for students interested in medicine or allied medical fields. This is one possible way to complete the degree in 4 years but there is flexibility to allow students to customize the program of study to their own needs including allowing for semesters with internships or study abroad. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor to personalize their program of study.

1 = Recitations are optional but if desired should be taken at the same time as the lecture course.

2 = Students are required to take 4 upper level labs. Biol 341L could go toward the upper level lab requirement but students do not have to take Biol 341L.

3 = Organic chemistry requirement can be met either by taking Chem 341/L 342/L, Chem 341/L BMB 301, or Chem 340/L BMB 301. Note that Chem 340/L and BMB 301 are offered in the same semester so it takes 2 years to complete that option. Students considering medical school are encouraged to take Chem 341/341L, Chem 342/342L, and BMB 301 because some medical schools require or prefer this combination.

4 = A minimum of 21 credits of Biology Electives are required with at least 9 credits from the following list (Anat 204/204L, Biol 364/364L, Biol 369/369L, Biol 378, Biol 380, Biol 390, Biol 415, Biol 418, Biol 420, Biol 442/442L, MBio 302/302L, MBio 328). Students can use up to 3 life sciences courses offered outside the Biology Department toward the Biology Electives (e.g., Anat 204, BMB 401, BMB 403, MBio 302, MBio 328, PPT 301). There are some restrictions so students should check the catalog carefully or talk with their advisor if thinking about using outside courses.

^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

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