B.S. in Biology (Pre-Professional Option)


1st Semester  (12 credits)

BIOL1251       General Biology I 
BIOL1253       General Biology I Lab
CHEM1201    General Chemistry I
CHEM1203    General Chemistry Lab I
ENWR1101    Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd semester  (16 credits)

BIOL1252        General Biology II 
BIOL1254        General Biology II Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry Lab II
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
1Math Sequence
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (16 credits)

BIOL2250/BIOL2150      Ecology & Field Biology and Lab  (or)
MBIO1209/MBIO1219     Intro to Marine Biology
CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry Lab I
2Humanities Elective
1Math Sequence

4th Semester (18 credits)

BIOL2210/BIOL2211     Genetics and Lab
BIOL2300        Experimental Design
CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
2Humanities Elective
UNIV2002       Global issues

5th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL2237/BIOL2239     Human Structure & Function and Lab
BIOL3225/BIOL3226     General Microbiology & Lab
BIOL4900      Biology Seminar I 
PHYS2203      University Physics I
PHYS2201      Physics Lab I
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives

6th Semester (17 credits)

BIOL4240/BIOL4241     Cell Biology & Lab
BIOL4405      2Ethics in Science
CHEM3281    Biochemistry I
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     General Physics Lab II
SPCH____   3Speech/Prof Communication Elective

7th Semester (16 credits)
Approved credits taken at professional school
8th Semester (13 credits)
Approved credits taken at professional school

The Program is designed for students who are accepted into professional school (e.g., School of Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, and Optometry) after three years of undergraduate study.  Twenty-nine credits earned during the first year of professional school are used to supplement the 99 credits earned at FDU to complete the 128 credits required for the BS degree.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  ENWR1101 and 1102 will satisfy this requirement.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (1MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE):  In the freshman year students are required to take either Precalculus or Calculus. The first-year course must be followed by a second mathematics course in sequence, i.e., Calculus I or Calculus II.

2HUMANITIES:  Take six credits of any course that has the prefix ENGL, HIST, HUMN, LANG, PHIL, or RELI, or the following ART courses:  ART1103, 1107, 1108, 1120, 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 2137, and 2238. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.

3SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

4ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

ART AND CULTURE:  This requirement is waived as it will be satisfied by UNIV2002 Global Issues.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  This requirement will be satisfied by CHEM1201 and 1202.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

The Program is designed for students who are accepted into professional school (e.g., School of Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, and Optometry) after three years of undergraduate study. Twenty-nine credits earned during the first year of professional school are used to supplement the 95 credits earned at FDU to complete the 124 credits required for the BS degree.

A minimum of 124 credits is required for graduation