Sample Pre-Professional Program of Study

Biology major with chemistry minor, 143 total credit hours

Year One
Fall Semester Hrs Area
Math 211 Calculus I 4 II
Biol 211 General Biology I 4 III
Chem 211 General Chemistry I 3 III
Chem 215 Chemistry Lab I 2 III
Engl 111 Freshman Composition I 3 I
Indp 135 First Year Experience* (Pre-Fall 1 week session) 3
Total Hrs 19
Spring Semester
Math 252 Calculus II 4 II
Biol 212 General Biology II 4 III
Chem 212 General Chemistry II 3 III
Chem 216 Chemistry Lab II 2 III
Engl 112 Freshman Composition II 3 I
PE University Requirement (PE) 1 VI
Total Hrs 17
Summer
CS 101 Living with Computers 3
Year Two
Fall Semester
Phys 291 Calculus Physics I 5 III
Biol 302 Animal Structure & Funct 4 III
Chem 341 Organic Chemistry I 4 III
University Core 3 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 16
Spring Semester
Phys 292 Calculus Physics II 5 III
Biol 300 Genetics 4 III
Chem 342 Organic Chemistry II 4 III
University Core 3 I, IV, or V
University Core (PE) 1 VI
Total Hrs 17
Year Three
Fall Semester
Biol 301 General Microbiology 4 III
Chem 481 Biochemistry I 4 III
Biol 331 Human A&P I 4 III
Chem 321 Quantitative Analysis 3 III
University Core 3 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 18
Spring Semester
Biol 303 Plant Structure & Funct 4 III
Chem 482 Biochemistry II 4 III
Biol 332 Human A&P II 4 III
University Core 3 I, IV, or V
University Core 3 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 18
Year Four
Fall Semester Hrs Area†
For 340 Quantitative Methods 3 III
Biol 423 Molecular & Cell Biology 4 III
Biology Elective 4 III
University Core (Literature) 3 VI
University Requirement (language) 4 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 18
Spring Semester Hrs Area †
Biology Elective 4 III
Biology Elective 4 III
Biol 492 Senior Project 3 III
University Core 3 I, IV, or V
University Requirement (language) 4 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 17

 

*Indp 135: First Year Experience    3 credit hrs (freshman only)

Required Proficiency Courses

(Can waive, if demonstrated proficiency through examination.)

  • Computer Science    3 credit hrs
  • Language 8 credit hrs

University Core Requirements: 40 credit hrs total

  • Area I    Communications 9 credit hrs
  • Area II    Mathematics    3 credit hrs
  • Area III    Lab Sciences    8 credit hrs
  • Area IV    Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 – 9 credit hrs
  • Area V    Humanities and Fine Arts 6 – 9 credit hrs

    Area IV and V must total 15 hrs

  • Area VI    Other university requirements    5 credit hrs (literature and P.E.)
  • Highlands B.S. requirements    128 total credit hrs; 51 credit hrs at 300- or 400- level

For more information, contact:

Ben S. Nelson, DVM

Highlands Biology Discipline Coordinator and Preprofessional Adviser

505.454.3305

E-mail