BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES BASIC PROGRAM

Biological Sciences: General Biology GENB (0404C)     effective August 2013

A minimum of 120 credits earned and a 2.0 cumulative GPA is needed to meet University graduation requirements.
Major courses (Basic, Supporting, and Advanced) require a C- or better in each and a 2.0 average GPA.

1. Basic Program  16 credits                                     2. Supporting Courses  32 credits

Sem

Gr

Cr

   

Sem

Gr

Cr

 
   

4

BSCI105 Principles of Biology I  *

     

4

MATH130 Calculus and other math topics relevant to life sciences. Strong emphasis on working biology related math problems. OR MATH140 Calculus I *

   

4

BSCI106 Principles of Biology II  *

     

4

MATH131 OR MATH141 Calculus II  *

   

3

BSCI207 Principles of Biology III  *

     

3

CHEM131 General Chemistry I  *

   

4

BSCI222 Principles of Genetics Broad exposure to different aspects of genetics. BSCI106 strongly recommended before taking this course.   *

     

1

CHEM132 General Chemistry I lab  *

   

1

Freshmen seminar

UNIV1001, UNIV101, GEMS100, HONR100, HLSC100, HEIP100 or ARHU105

     

3

CHEM231 Organic Chemistry I  *

           

1

CHEM232 Organic Chemistry I lab  *

     

3

CHEM241 Organic Chemistry II  *

1 All Biological Sciences majors must take UNIV100 or another approved freshman seminar from the list above in their first semester.

* These are required benchmark courses, see:

www.chembio.umd.edu/undergraduate/benchmarks 

NOTE: Students who are enrolled in the Integrated Life Sciences Honors program will complete the following courses in lieu of the parenthetical course: HLSC207 (BSCI207), HLSC322 (BSCI222) and HLSC374 (BSCI474).

     

1

CHEM242 Organic Chemistry II lab  *

     

2

CHEM271 Gen Chem & Energetics  *

     

2

CHEM272 Bioanalytical Chem lab  *

     

4

PHYS131, OR PHYS141 Physics I

     

4

PHYS132, OR PHYS142 Physics II

3. General Education Requirements (at least 27 credits) (For more information on General Education visit: www.gened.umd.edu.)

Fundamental Studies Math (MA), Analytic Reasoning (AR), Natural Sciences (NS) & Natural Sci. Lab (NL) are satisfied by major requirements.

Courses may double or triple count between Distributive Studies, I-Series, and Diversity.

Sem

Gr

Course

   

Summary of credits

 

     

Fundamental Studies

 

Required                               

Completed

     

Academic Writing (AW) (ENGL101)  *

 

 

 

     

Professional Writing (PW)

 

Basic Program (15 -16)

 _______

     

Oral Communication (OC)

 

 

 

     

Distributive Studies

 

Supporting Courses (32)

 _______

     

History and Social Sciences (HS)

     
     

History and Social Sciences (HS)

 

Gen. Ed. (27+)

 _______

     

Humanities (HU)

     
     

Humanities (HU)

 

Advanced Program (27)

 _______

     

Scholarship in Practice (SP)

     
     

Scholarship in Practice (SP) outside of major req.

 

Elective

 _______

     

I-Series

     
     

I-Series (IS)

Subtotal

 _______

     

I-Series (IS)

     
     

Diversity

 

Duplicate credits

 _______

     

Understanding Plural Societies (UP)

 

(Subtract from subtotal)

 
     

Understanding Plural Societies (UP)

or Cultural Competence (CC) (1-3 credits)

 

Total Credits (120)

 _______

4. Advanced Program courses: Please see reverse page.

NOTES:

Student name ____________________________     UID___________________

Advisor’s signature ________________________    Date of audit ___________

NOTE: The curriculum in Biological Sciences changes as faculty review and improve the program. The curriculum descriptions provided here are the latest versions. Your curriculum may look slightly different depending on when you declared the Biological Sciences major. Your academic advisor can provide you with the most accurate information on what curriculum you are following.  Any questions can be referred to the Undergraduate Academic Programs Office, 301-405-6892.                                                                                                       updated 3/2013