Biology - Organismal Biology (Bachelor of Science)

Organismal Biology is intended for those majors who plan graduate study in organismal biology (plant or animal biology), or who plan to pursue careers in biological education or conservation biology or as a naturalist.

The requirements for the major in Biology are:

Course Title Credits
Freshman Biology Sequence
BY 101Introductory Biology I3
BY 102Introductory Biology II3
BY 103Introductory Biology Lab I1
BY 104Introductory Biology Lab II1
Biology Core Courses
BY 322Genetics (WI)4
BY 324Introduction to Evolutionary Biology3
BY 332Ecology4
BY 373Cell Biology4
Biology concentration (see requirements below)15
Senior Seminar
BY 496Senior Seminar (WI)1
Freshman Chemistry Sequence
CY 105General Chemistry I3
CY 106General Chemistry II3
CY 107General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CY 108General Chemistry Laboratory II1
Organic Chemistry sequence
CY 231Organic Chemistry I4
CY 232Organic Chemistry II4
Mathematics
Select one of the following:3-4
Precalculus Trigonometry
Calculus I
or higher
Computer Science
CS 201Introduction to Information Technology3
Physics Sequence
PHS 201
PHS 203
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory Techniques I
4
PHS 202
PHS 204
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory Techniques II
4
Total Hours69-70

The requirements for the concentration in Organismal Biology are:

Course Title Credits
BY 300+ Electives15
Total Hours15

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
BY 101
BY 103
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I
4
CY 105
CY 107
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
4
MS 112 Precalculus Algebra (or higher) 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours14
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
BY 102
BY 104
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology Lab II
4
CY 106
CY 108
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
4
MS 113 Precalculus Trigonometry (or higher) 3
 Hours14
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
History sequence 3
Biology Core 4
CY 231 Organic Chemistry I 4
 Hours14
Spring
Literature 3
History sequence 3
Biology Core 4
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CY 232 Organic Chemistry II 4
 Hours17
Junior
Fall
EH 141 Speech 3
PHS 201
PHS 203
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory Techniques I 1
4
Biology Core 4
Biology Concentration Elective 4
 Hours15
Spring
Social/Behavioral Science 3
PHS 202
PHS 204
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory Techniques II 1
4
Biology Core 3
Biology Concentration Elective 4
 Hours14
Senior
Fall
Fine Arts 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Biology Concentration Elective 4
Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
BY 496 Senior Seminar (WI) 1
Biology Concentration Elective 3
Electives 12
 Hours16
 Total Hours120