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College of Science & MathematicsProgram Map
Major:
BS Biology
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Department of Biology
Catalog Year:
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Student:EID:
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FreshmanFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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FYE 1220First Year Experience2Complete ENGL 1101*ENGL 1102Composition II3Complete ENGL 1102
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*ENGL 1101Composition I3BIOL 1108Principles of Biology II3
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MATH 1112
or 1113
Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus3Complete Area A MATH requirementsBIOL 1108LPrinciples of Biology II Lab1
Complete the BIOL 1107/1108 sequence
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BIOL 1107Principles of Biology I3*
CHEM 1211K
Principles of Chemistry I4
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BIOL 1107LPrinciples of Biology I Lab1Complete FYE 1220or CHEM 1211/1211LMaintain at least a 2.0 GPA
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HIST 1112Survey of World History II/Civ II3MATH 1441Calculus I4
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or HIST 1111 World History IBegin the BIOL 1107/1108 sequenceKINS 1525Concepts of Health and PE2
Utilize academic success and tutoring services
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Explore campus activities and organizations
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Use Academic Success Center for help with time management, study tips, procrastination, and more.
Be sure to read the weekly newsletter from your academic advisor to stay up to date with what is going on in your major.
Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Use Academic Success Center for help with time management, study tips, procrastination, and more.
Courses not completed in Fall or Spring can be taken over Summer (if available) to stay on track!
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Target credit hours 31/124Total credit hours earned32
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SophomoreFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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BIOL 3131Physiology 3Begin BIOL 3131, 3133, or 3134BIOL 3134Cellular & Molecular Biology3Complete BIOL 3131/3133/3134 series
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BIOL 3133Evolution & Ecology3CHEM 3401Organic Chemistry I4
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CHEM 1212K
Principles of Chemistry II4
Maintain a “C” average in all BIOL coursework
Area BGlobal Perspective elective3
Consider a leadership role in an organization
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or CHEM 1212/1212LHIST 2110US: A Comprehensive Survey3 (Biology clubs recommended)
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Area C
Literature & Philosophy Elective
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Complete Principles of Chemistry I/II sequence
or HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Look into research opportunities with a biology
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Area E Social Science elective3POLS 1101American Government3faculty member
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Get to know a biology faculty member you can seek
Create personal resume (use the Office of
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Total16out as a mentorTotal16Career and Professional Development)
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Visit the Major and Career Exploration Center to learn more about potential career paths for your major!
Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Students interested in medical professions need to attend at least one information session from visiting professional schools.
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Target credit hours 62/124Total credit hours earned64
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JuniorFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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BIOL 4130Genetics3Begin taking upper-division BIOL coursesBIOL 3000+Upper-Division Major Elective4
Maintain "C" average in all BIOL courses
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BIOL 3000+Upper-Division Major Elective3BIOL 3000+Upper-Division Major Elective3
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CHEM 3402Organic Chemistry II4Complete CORE 2000
PHYS/GEOL or Advisor-alternate
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Research potential grad programs and employers
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Area C Arts & Humanities elective3
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CORE 2000CORE Capstone Course1
Begin attending career fair to explore possibilities
Free Elective Course(s)3
Go over graduation plan with academic advisor
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Free Elective Course3and meet regional recruiters
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Total17Total14
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Talk with recruiters at career fairs, even if they are not hiring for your specific degree. Find out what they look for in applicants.
Research graduate programs and the timeline to apply to them.
Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Consider a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and apply for the summer.
Consider when to take entrance exam if applying to graduate or professional school.
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Target credit hours 93/124Total credit hours earned95
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SeniorFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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BIOL 3000+Upper-Division Major Elective4Apply for graduationBIOL 3000+Upper-Division Major Elective4Complete Major Requirements
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BIOL 3000+Upper-Division Major Elective3BIOL 3000+Upper-Division Major Elective2
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Area D1Lab Science elective4Attend a Career FairArea D1Lab Science elective4GRADUATE!
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or additional Area F electiveor additional Area F elective
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PHYS/GEOL or Advisor-alternate
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Complete the Major Fields Test in Biology
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Total15Total14
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor and register (before Juniors!) to get your final courses for graduation.
Check DegreeWorks and get in touch with your advisor via email to verify you are on track to graduate!
Tips: Make an appointment with your advisor to be sure that you are approved to graduate.
Begin seeking job opportunities or applying to graduate programs.
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Target credit hours 124/124
Total credit hours earned124
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* A grade of “C” or better is required.
Georgia Southern University accepts the premise that ultimately a student's program is his or her own responsibility.
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Taking any coursework that does not fit within your chosen program of study may impact your financial aid.
beginning in 2018 - 2019 Catalog
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