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Biology Course Sequence


Sample 4-Year Course Sequence

Semester 1

Semester 2

   Freshman Year

VERIT 101 Veritas Symposium (3)
Foreign Language I (3)
Biology I (4)
General Chemistry I (4)

VTMA 111 Mathematical Thought (3)
Foreign Language II (3)
Biology II (4)
General Chemistry II (4)

3 Cultural Enrichment Events 

    Sophomore Year

Domain (Social Science) (3)
Genetics* (4)
Organic Chemistry I (4)
Calculus I (4)

VTCV 102 Origins of the West (3)
VTPH 103 Classical Philosophy (3)
Organic Chemistry II (4)
Biology Elective (4)

3 Cultural Enrichment Events

    Junior Year

Domain Philosophy (3)
VTCV 201 Imagination/Invention (3)
Domain (Modern Literature/Arts) (3)
Biology Elective (from O category) (4)*
Physics I** (4)

VTAMC 202 American Experience (3)
VTTH 203 Christ and the Church (3)
Elective
Biology Elective (from M/C category) (4)
Physics II** (4)

3 Cultural Enrichment Events

    Senior Year

VTPH/TH 300 Ethics & the Human Good (3)
VTGC 301 America in Global Context (3)
Elective (3)
Biology Elective (from E/E category) (4)
Biology Seminar (1)

Domain Theology (3)
ENMO/FAMO 300 Modernity in Lit/Arts (3)
Global Encounters (3)
Domain (Social Science) (3)
400 Level Biology Elective (4)

3 Cultural Enrichment Events


Available biology electives include:

Organismal Biology (O)

BIOL 298 Anatomy & Phsyiology I (4)
BIOL 298 Anatomy & Phsyiology II (4)
BIOL 300 Microbiology (4)
BIOL 304 Embryology (4)
BIOL 335 Pathophysiology (4)
BIOL 400 Toxicology (4)

Molecular and Cellular Biology (M/C)

BIOL 314 Virology (4)
BIOL 333 Pharmacology (4)
BIOL Immunology (4)
BIOCHEM 405 Biochemistry (4)
BIOL 420 Molecular and Cell Bio (4)
BIOL 435 Cancer Biology (4)

Ecology ans Evolution (E/E)

BIOL 200 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
BIOL 225 Environmental Science (4)
BIOL 250 Animal Behavior (4)
BIOL 325 Ecology (4)
BIOL 406 Evolution (4)
BIOL 415 Watershed Ecology (4)

Additional Biology Electives

BIOL 205 Biostatistics
BIOL 208 Nutrition
BIOL 209 Medical Terminology
BIOL317 Methods in Aquatic Ecology
BIOL 340 Conservation Biology


* Writing Intensive course should be completed in the first 30 credits (BIWI 221, Genetics, satisfies the requirement.)  Leadership portfolio must be met for graduation

** Physics is not required for the major but is required for most professional and graduate schools.

Note:  Both BIOL 298 & 299, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, are offered in the fall, spring and summer.


Note that the average full-time student course load per semester is 12-16 credit hours. The Veritas Program is the required liberal arts component of the Mount education.

 
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