This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.
Total: 14.5 Credit Hours
SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete BIO 2110 , BIO 2130 , CHM 2110 , and CHM 2110L with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better
Total: 16 Credit Hours
SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete PHY 1110 , PHY 1110L and LS Elective with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better
Total: 16 Credit Hours
SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete PHY 1120 , PHY 1120L , ENG 2100 and LS Elective with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better
- LS Elective - Advanced Science Course (3000/4000 level) Credit Hour(s): 10
- Core - WSU Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
- GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
Total: 16 Credit Hours
SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete LS Electives with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better
Total: 15-17 Credit Hours
SUCCESS MARKERS: Complete LS Electives and BIO 4020 or BIO 4920 with C or better; maintain a GPA of 2.25 or better
LS electives (3000 or 4000 level): at least 20 seminar hours must have a prefix of BIO, M&I or EXB courses; a maximum of 10 seminar hours may have a prefix of ANT, BMB, EES, PTX, CHM, MTH, NCBP, STT, PHY or PSY; at least one course must include a lab component
Senior Capstone Course: BIO 4000 , BIO 4020 , BIO 4920 are all accepted for this requirement
Total Hours Required: 124
The Bachelor of Science curriculum offers a broad, integrated, and in-depth approach to the life sciences. Departmental requirements consist of a balanced core of courses selected from several subject areas, combined with elective courses from the Department of Biological Sciences and other life science departments such as Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology (NCBP), and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB).
Within this degree, several options are available to students. The programs of study can accommodate students with differing interests and objectives such as graduate work in molecular biology, laboratory work in microbiology, field work in ecology, or for science education. Advanced electives include courses in animal physiology, exercise biology, plant biology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, bioinformatics, wetlands biology, aquatic environment, biological safety, entomology, and evolution.
The general Biology degree (BS) also provides course flexibility for those students interested in pursuing a professional health career. The “preprofessional” preparatory program combines all the required courses of a professional school, which include course in general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and general physics, while using recommended courses as science electives to fulfill the bachelor’s program. Recommended courses include human anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, histology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, genetics, bioethics, and medical terminology. This is a great option for students interested in pursuing careers in health care.
The biological science majors are traditional academic programs designed to give students a broad, versatile education in various areas of biology. Careers in biology can contribute to improving human health and personal well being, to environmental protection, to production of food supplies, or to increasing basic human knowledge about the world Some of the attractions to being a biologist may include work in a dynamic and evolving field, opportunities to help people, animals, or the environment, the international nature of many areas or science, and the possibility of working outdoors.
Biology students find employment within a wide range of organizations. Employers include medical facilities, research laboratories, health maintenance organizations, biotechnology firms, bioengineering companies, environmental companies, schools, pharmaceutical companies, animal care, government, law firms, and the food industry.
Campus Contact Information
For more information about undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences, please contact:
Biology Advising Center
235 Bio Sci Bldg
Department Chair: Dr. David Goldstein
Director of Advising, Biology and Pre-Health Professions: Jacqui Neal
Academic Advisors: Dr. Patti Roberts, Courtney Smith
Department Website: www.wright.edu/biology