Example Course Sequences for BA in Biology

BA Example

Year Fall Spring
1 CHEM 11a
CHEM 18a lab
BIOL 14 or 15
CHEM 11b
CHEM 18b lab
BIOL 15 or 14
2 BIOL 18b
CHEM 25a
CHEM 29a lab
BIOL 18a
CHEM 25b
CHEM 29b lab
3 BIOL 16
Elective 1
Quant
Elective 2
4 Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5

Alternative BA, only BIOL in Year 1

Year Fall Spring
1 BIOL 14 or 15 BIOL 15 or 14
2 BIOL 18b lab
BIOL 16
BIOL 18a lab
Quant
Elective 1
3 CHEM 11a
CHEM 18a lab
Elective 2
CHEM 11b
CHEM 18b lab
Elective 3
4 CHEM 25a
CHEM 29a lab
Elective 4
CHEM 25b
CHEM 29b lab
Elective 5

BA with Semester Abroad Example

Year Fall Spring
1 CHEM 11a
CHEM 18a lab
BIOL 14 or 15
CHEM 11b
CHEM 18b lab
BIOL 15 or 14
2 BIOL 18b
CHEM 25a
CHEM 29a lab
BIOL 18a
CHEM 25b
CHEM 29b lab
3 BIOL 16
Quant
ABROAD
Elective 1
Elective 2
4 Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5

Midyear BA Example

Year Fall Spring
1 BIOL 15
Quant
2 BIOL 18b lab
BIOL 14
BIOL 18a lab
Elective 1
3 CHEM 11a
CHEM 18a lab
BIOL 16
CHEM 11b
CHEM 18b lab
Elective 2
4 CHEM 25a
CHEM 29a lab
Elective 3
CHEM 25b
CHEM 29b lab
Elective 4
5 Elective 5

Up to two electives can be General Science Electives (courses numbered >= 10 in BCHM, CHEM, COSI, MATH, PHYS).

Some students take a core CHEM or PHYS course in the summer to lighten the school year load.