A grade of C- or better is required in the following courses:
BIO 181 Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIO/PB 414 Cell Biology
BIO 424 Endocrinology
BIO 488 Neurobiology
BCH 351 or 451 Biochemistry
GN 311 Principles of Genetics
GN 312 Elementary Genetics Lab
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
Advanced Writing Requirement5
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 is a suitable substitute for MA 131 and MA 231.
2 Physiology Requirement (take one of the following options)
BIO 301 and BIO 302 together are a suitable substitute for BIO 250.
BIO 212 also is a suitable substitute for BIO 250.
3 Free Electives (take 9 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. ST 311 is recommended as a Free Elective. Students interested in graduate school or professional school should check the courses required for admission to the programs to which they plan to apply.
4 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 would also be a suitable substitute for PY 211 and PY 212. PY 201 and PY 202 are calculus-based, require the 40 series of Mathematics1, and are restricted to students in PAMS.
5 Advanced Writing Requirement (take one course)
Cannot be double-counted for a GEP requirement.
COM 211 Argumentation and Advocacy
ENG 201 Writing Literary Analysis
ENG 214 Introduction to Editing
ENG 232 Literature and Medicine
ENG 233 The Literature of Agriculture
ENG 287 Explorations in Creative Writing
ENG 288 Fiction Writing
ENG 289 Poetry Writing
ENG 292 Writing about Film
ENG 316 Principles of News and Article Writing
ENG 323 Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition
ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology (Junior standing)
ENG 332 Communication for Business and Management (Junior standing)
ENG 333 Communication for Science and Research (Junior standing)
ENG 381 Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop (ENG 215, 287, 288, or 289 required)
ENG 388 Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop (a “B” or better in ENG 288 required)
ENG 389 Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop (a “B” or better in ENG 289 required)
ENG 416 Advanced News and Article Writing (ENG 215 required)
ENG 417 Editorial and Opinion Writing (ENG 214 and 215 required)
ENG 422 Writing Theory and the Writing Process
ENG 425 Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing (ENG 314, 331, 332 or 333 required)
ENG 426 Analyzing Style
6 Additional Science & Math Electives (take 9 credit hours) Courses may be selected from the Sci & Math Electives list. Students also can use up to 3 hours of BIO 269 or BIO 444 or BIO 456 or BIO 492 or BIO 493 or BIO 498/499 (must complete both) toward this requirement. Students interested in graduate school or professional school should check the courses required for admission to the programs to which they plan to apply.
7 IPN Electives (take 9 credit hours)
Select from the following list. Students can use up to 3 hours of BIO 492 or BIO 493 or ALS 499 toward IPN Electives.
BIO 421 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 422 Biological Clocks
BIO 444 Biology of Love and Sex
BIO 456 Epigenetics, Development, and Disease
BIO 483 Capstone in Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology
BIO 426 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
BIO 492 External Learning Experience (Physiology/Neuroscience focused)
BIO 493 Special Topics in Biology (Physiology/Neuroscience focused)
BIO 518 Experience and the Brain
ENT 503 Insect Morphology and Physiology
MB 441 Immunology
NTR 419 Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease
PSY 502 Physiological Psychology
ZO 503 General Physiology I
ZO 504 General Physiology II
ZO 513 Comparative Physiology
AEC 515 Fish Physiology
ZO 524 Comparative Endocrinology
8Supraorganismal Elective (take one of the following)
AEC 400 Applied Ecology
BIO/MEA 220 Marine Biology
BIO 317 Primate Ecology and Evolution
BIO/PB 330 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 333 Captive Animal Biology
BIO 350 Animal Phylogeny and Diversity
BIO 353 Wildlife Management
BIO/PB 360 Ecology
BIO 402 Invertebrate Biology
BIO 410 Animal Behavior
AEC 419 Limnology
BIO/ENT 425 General Entomology
AEC 441 –and- AEC 442 Biology of Fishes and Biology of Fishes Lab
AEC 460 Field Ecology and Methods
MB 409 Microbial Diversity
NR 406 Conservation of Biological Diversity
PB 222 Kingdom of Fungi
PB 360 –and- PB 365 Introduction to Ecology and Ecology Lab
PB 400 Plant Structure and Diversity
PB 403 Systematic Botany
PB 405 Wetland Flora
PB 544 Plant Geography
PB 565 Plant Community Ecology
AEC 501 Ornithology
ZO 542 Herpetology
ZO 544 Mammology
*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/.
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 IPN, 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 IPN, 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 IPN, 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-requisities.
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.