Biological Sciences (BS): Human Biology (17BIOSCBS-17BIOSCHB)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
LSC 101 Critical Creative Thinking Life Sci* 2 BIO 183 Intro Bio: Cellular & Molecular 4
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 4 CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3 CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1 ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research* 4
MA 1311 Calculus Life & Mgmt Sci. A 3 MA 2311 Calculus Life & Mgmt Sci. B 3
LSC 103 Exploring Opportunities Life Sci 1
GEP Health and Exercise Studies Req* 1
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Physiology Requirement7 4 Physiology Reqt7 or HB Elective4 3-4
CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3 PY 211College Physics I 4
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 CH 201 Chemistry-A Quantitative Sci. 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 Advanced Writing Requirement3 3
 Free Elective5 3
17 14-15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BCH 351 OR 451 Biochemistry 4 GN 311 Principles of Genetics 4
PY 212College Physics II 4 GEP Social Sciences Requirement* 3
MB 351 General Microbiology 3 Sci & Math Elective6 3
MB 352 OR 354 Microbiology Lab 1 Physiology Reqt7 or HB Elective4 3-4
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Req* 3 Free Elective5 2
 GEP Health & Exercise Studies Req*  1
16 15-16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
HB Elective4 3 HB Elective4 3
HB Elective4 3 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
GEP Social Sciences Requirement* 3 Science and Math Elective6 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3 Free Elective5 3
Science and Math Elective6 3 Free Elective5 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 122
HB Footnotes
A grade of C- or better is required in the following courses:
LSC 101 Critical and Creative Thinking in the Life Sciences
BIO 181 Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
GN 311 Principles of Genetics
MB 351 General Microbiology
MB 352 or 354 Microbiology Lab
BCH 351 or 451 Biochemistry
Physiology Requirement7
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A
MA 231 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B
CH 101/102 Chemistry – A Molecular Science & Lab
CH 221/222 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CH 223/224 Organic Chemistry II & Lab
CH 201/202 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science & Lab
PY 211 College Physics I
PY 212 College Physics II
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics
Human Biology Electives
Advanced Writing Requirement3
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchTaking courses for credit only (S/U): PE, Free Electives and courses offered only for S/U credit can be applied to graduation requirements. Students should check with their adviser before electing to take any course that normally is graded A-F as an S/U course.1 Mathematics Alternatives
MA 141 and MA 241 can be substituted for MA 131 and MA 231.

2 Physics Alternatives
PY 205 and PY 208 can be substitutes for PY 211 and PY 212.  PY 205 and PY 208 are calculus-based and require that you take the 40 series of Mathematics1 (MA 141 and MA 241).  PY 201 and PY 202 also can be substituted for PY 211 and PY 212.  PY 201 and PY 202 are calculus-based, and require the 40 series of Mathematics1.

3 Advanced Writing Requirement (take one course)
Cannot be double-counted for a GEP requirement. Select courses from the list of course options provided on your degree audit.

4 HB Electives (take 12 credit hours)
Select courses from the list of course options provided on your degree audit. Students can use up to 3 hours of BIO 269, BSC 492, BSC 493, BSC 494, BSC 498 or BIO 499 toward this requirement.

5Free Electives (take 11 credit hours)
These electives cannot be remedial nor can they be taken at an elementary level after you have taken comparable coursework at a more advanced level. Students interested in graduate school or professional school should check the courses required for admission to the programs to which they plan to apply.

6 Additional Science and Math Electives (take 9 credit hours) Courses may be selected from the Sci & Math Electives list provided on your degree audit. Students also can use up to 3 hours of BIO 269 or BIO 492 or BIO 493 or BIO 498/499 (both must be completed) toward this requirement.

Physiology Requirement (take 7-8 credit hours)
In choosing courses for this requirement, students should take into consideration the requirements of any graduate program to which they intend to apply. Students can take BIO 240 (4 cr) and BIO 245 (4 cr), or they can choose to take one of (BIO 240, BIO 245, or ZO 250) Plus a 300- or 400-level physiology course on the list (4 + 3 cr, in most cases).

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program-gep/gep-category-requirements/.
See the Department of Biology website (HB Concentration) for a listing of course recommendations for GEP requirements.

Introduction to Writing: ENG 101 (4 credit hours with a C- or better) Must be taken during the first year.

Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
In HB, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
In HB, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.  Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
Additional Breadth (3 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the GEP Social Sciences course list or the GEP Visual & Performing Arts course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5 credit hours)
In HB, 2 credit hours of this GEP requirement is met through Major course requirements. For the remaining 3 credit hours, choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.  Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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