Undergraduate Program in
Biology and Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

  PREPARING TO MAJOR WITHIN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES  

TYPICAL COURSE PLAN FOR FIRST FOUR SEMESTERS

FIRST YEAR
FALL
SPRING
BIO 110 or BIO 112 Principles of Biology I or Perspectives in Biology I
(Click here to find out which one is right for you)
4 cr   BIO 111 or BIO 113 Principles of Biology II or Perspectives in Biology II 4 cr
CHM 131 General Chemistry I 5 cr BIO 111P Introductory Biology Lab 1 cr
MTH 141 Calculus I 4 cr CHM 132 General Chemistry II 5 cr
WRT 105 College Level Writing... 4 cr MTH 142 Calculus II 4 cr
        Elective 4 cr
 
TOTAL
17 cr  
TOTAL
18 cr
           
SECOND YEAR
FALL
SPRING
BIO 198 Genetics 4 cr   *BIO 250 or 250H Biochemistry 4 cr
BIO 198P Genetics Lab 1 cr *CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr *CHM 208 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
CHM 207 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr * BS Majors in: Cell and Developent (BCD), Microbiology (BMB), Molecular Genetics (BMG) require BIO 250 Introduction to Biochemistry and CHM 204/208 Organic Chemistry II with lab.

* BS Major in Biochemistry (BBC) require BIO 250H Introduction to Biochemistry Honors and CHM 204/208 Organic Chemistry II with lab.

*BA Major in Biology (BIO) does not require BIO 250, 250H, or CHM 204/208; however, BIO 250 or 250H may be used to satisfy a group 'B' requirement and CHM 204/208 may be used to satisfy an allied field elective for the BA BIO major. Visit UPBM majors website for more information on possible applications of these courses.
 
  Elective 4 cr   Elective 4 cr
  Elective 4 cr   Elective 4 cr
 
TOTAL
18 cr  
TOTAL
17 cr

*Note to students with Advanced Placement (AP) Biology or International Bacalaureate (IB) Biology credits

AP and IB Biology Credit Policies for Incoming Students Effective Fall 2005

AP Biology Credit Policy: Students who scored a '4' or '5' on Advanced Placement Biology exams received four (4) general college credits; however, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the requirements for a biology major or minor.

IB Biology Credit Policy: Students who scored a '6' or '7' on the International Bacalaureate exam received 4 general college credits; however, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the requirements for a biology major or minor.

AP and IB Students Eligible to take Concentrated Introductory Course Series: students who took AP Biology and received a '4' or '5' on their exam as well as students who took IB Biology and received a '6' or '7' on their exam are elgible to take a more concentrated introductory course series designed for students with biological experience: BIO 112/113 Perspectives in Biology I & II.

Student with AP or IB credit who intend to major within the biological sciences should take one of two introductory course series: BIO 110/111 Principles of Biology I & II or BIO 112/113 Perspectives in Biology I & II. Click here to find out which one is right for you.
. Before registering for sophomore-level biology courses, e.g., BIO 198 Principles of Genetics or BIO 190 The Human Genome, and BIO 250 Introduction to Biochemistry or BIO 250H Introduction to Biochemistry Honors. Combined, both introductory course-series are two semesters long ( 1 year) and may be taken out of sequence.

Note: The Biology department does not approve AP or IB Biology credit for use towards majors (biology and non-biology related). Students who do not plan to major within the Biological sciences should contact the department of their intended major for approval to use Biology AP credit towards their prospective concentrations.