Sep 21, 2020  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, BS (43-380) (Area 5: Biomedical/Cellular & Molecular Biology) (4 Year Guide)


This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule


Semester Total: 16 Hours


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 14 Hours


Junior Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 14-16 Hours


Junior Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15-17 Hours


Senior Year - Fall Semester


  • Major Area Electives (4-6) ++
  • Free Choice Electives (9-13)

Semester Total: 15-17 Hours


Senior Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 12-16 Hours


Biology Major (Area 5: Biomedical/Cellular & Molecular Biology), BS Degree - 120 Hours


  • * A grade of C or higher in MATH 1111  is recommended for enrollment in CHEM 1131 . Although an ACT math score of 21 or higher allows placement into CHEM 1131 , it is not generally recommended. It is recommended that MATH 1111  is taken before CHEM 1131 .
  • # A grade of C or better is required to enroll in CHEM 1132 .
  • + A grade of C or higher is required in this course as a prerequisite for BIOL 3611 .
  • ** Enrollment in BIOL 3611  also requires completion of BIOL 1112  or BIOL 3402  with a grade of C or better.
  • *** An additional 3 hours of Math or Science or METS General Education course  must be taken if this ACST course is choosen.
  • ++ This major requires 21 hours of major area electives.
  • 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • To satisfy the General Education Assessment (GEA) Policy, students must take the GEA after they earn 60 credit hours but before earning 75 credit hours. Transfer students who have more than 60 hours earned should take the exam during their second semester at UCM. Students must achieve a passing score of 425 to meet graduation requirements. Students may register for the GEA through MyCentral. Contact UCM Testing Services (HUM 216, 660-543-4919, testingservices@ucmo.edu) for more information.