Major Academic Plan for B.S. Biology, Integrative Organismal Biology

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs.  Program requirements are based on Catalog Year. 

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3: MATH 1160 3  GEF, S, SuMATH 1143 or 1147 or equivalent 
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 5: BIOL 1101/BIOL 1101L 4  GEF, S, SuMATH 1108(MATH 1108)
Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
BIOL 1102
1102L Biology II
and Biology II Lab
4   F, SBIOL 1101
Semester Total13
Third Semester
GE Objective 5: CHEM 1111/CHEM 1111L 5  GEF, S, SuMATH 1143 or 1147 or equivalent 
BIOL 2209
2209L General Ecology
and General Ecology Laboratory
4   F, SBIOL 1101/L and BIOL 1102/L
BIOL 3316 Biometry Laboratory 1  UM F, SMATH 3350(MATH 3350)
MATH 3350 Statistical Methods 3  UMF, SMATH 1160 or 1170 
Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
BIOL 2206
BIOL 2207 Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
4   F, SBIOL 1101 & 1102, CHEM 1111 & 1111LCHEM 1112 & 1112L
CHEM 1112
1112L General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4   F, S, SuCHEM 1111 & 1111L , MATH 1143 or MATH 1147
Biology Elective 4      
Upper Division Free Electives 4  UU   
Semester Total16
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
BIOL 3358 Genetics 3  UMF, SBIOL 2206 or 2235 
CHEM 3301
CHEM 3303 Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4  UMFCHEM 1112 & 1112L
Upper Division Anatomy, Physiology, or Development course 4  UM   
Upper Division Free Electives 2  UU   
Semester Total16
Sixth Semester
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
BIOL 4417 Organic Evolution 3  UMF, SBIOL 3358 & 2209 
CHEM 3302
CHEM 3304 Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4  UMSCHEM 3301 or instructor permission
Diversity or Evolutionary course 4      
Electives 1      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
BIOL 4491 Seminar 1  UMF, SSenior standing or permission of department 
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113 General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4    FMATH 1143 or MATH 1147 or equivalent
Diversity or Evolutionary Course 4      
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
BIOL 4432 Biochemistry 3  UMF, SBIOL 1101, CHEM 3301 
BIOL 4492 Seminar 1  UMF, SSenior standing or permission of department 
Anatomy,Physiology, or Development Course 4      
Biology elective 4      
Semester Total15
Total120

MAP Credit Summary

MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major67
General Education39
Electives to reach 120 credits14
Total120