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Roadmaps to Degree

Below are links to sample plans for completing an undergraduate degree in biology in various lengths of time. Each plan will open in a separate window. Close that window to return to this page. Students majoring in Biology are advised to enter the core biology sequence (BIOL 2010 and 2020) as early in their careers as possible. BIOL 2010 is only offered Fall semesters, and students must pass each course in the core biology sequence with a 'C' or better to take the next course in the sequence. Note that CHEM 2100 and at least MATH 1401 or MATH 1403 are pre-requisites for BIOL 2010. 

The Bulletin of Courses is the source for official information on our degree program and also contains course descriptions. Be sure to study it carefully. 

Note: These roadmaps are very general and do not apply to every student or every situation. Students should keep in mind that there are several series of prerequisite courses in the Biology degree that must be taken in order. The Biology Department suggests that all students seek individual advising from a faculty member prior to registration. See the faculty advising student hours page for additional information.

Four-Year Plans for Freshmen

Quarter catalog plans: note that these are depreciated - most students should be on the semester catalog (see link further below). If you wish to stay on the quarter catalog be sure to speak with an advisor!

Semester catalog plan:

General Flowchart of Prerequisites in Biology Bachelor's Degrees


semester roadmap flowchart