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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Biology
Concentration: Molecular/Cell Bio. & Biotech
Effective Term: Fall 2013
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Molecular/Cell Biology and Biotechnology concentration is designed to provide a broad background in biology with a special emphasis on the inner workings of the cell. This concentration is especially suited for students interested in pursuing graduate education or research careers focused in cellular and molecular biology and biotechnology. Click on the Students tab of the Career Services webpage for major exploration and employment information.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies.
Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. General Education Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, SAT/ACT math scores, the student’s major and/or credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). Biology students will satisfy the six semester hours of General Education Mathematics and six semester hours of Natural Science with required Program Prerequisites.

  • The Biology major is selective admission. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty member. Students are not guaranteed admission into this major, and cannot progress into Term 5 (61-75 hours) or take upper-level (3000/4000) Biology courses, until admitted into this major. Find specific admission criteria for this major on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor. In addition to meeting the university admission criteria, applicants must be junior status (earned a minimum of 60 semester hours) and must complete four program prerequisite courses with a minimum of two B grades and two C grades in General Biology I with Lab, General Biology II with Lab, General Chemistry I with Lab and General Chemistry II with Lab.

  • Visit the Biology Department webpage for a complete list of Biology prerequisites and Biology Major Electives. Students requiring preparation for MAC 2311 Calculus I take MAC 1147 Precalculus. Preparation for CHM 2045/2045L General Chemistry I with Lab take CHM 1025/1025L Introduction to Chemistry with Lab. MAC 1105 College Algebra or MAC equivalent is an enforced prerequisite for CHM 2045/2045L. Students requiring preparation for PHY 2053/2053L Algebra-Based Physics should take PHY 1020/1020L Introduction to Physics with Lab.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree in Biology. Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding their Free Elective hours.

  • See Degree Evaluation for list of Major Elective options, and check prerequisites for individual courses. Students choosing BCH4033 Biochemistry must take CHM3120C Quantitative Analytical Chemistry as a Free Elective. CHM3120C is a prerequisite for BCH4033. For additional information visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.

  • Visit the Biology Department Course Matrix for a list of when Biology courses are offered.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
BSC1010C General Biology I (Satisfies General Ed Natural Science and Program Prereq) 4  
CHM2045 General Chemistry I (Satisfies General Ed Natural Science and Program Prereq) 3  
CHM2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (Satisfies General Ed Natural Science and Program Prereq) 1  
MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (Satisfies General Ed Mathematics and Program Prereq) 4  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3   BSC1010C General Biology I Minimum Grade C
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)   CHM2045/2045L General Chemistry I with Lab Minimum Grade C
BSC1011C General Biology II (Program Prerequisite) 4  
CHM2046 General Chemistry II (Program Prerequisite) 3  
CHM2046L Gen Chem II Lab (Program Prerequisite) 1  
MAC2312 Calculus II or Elementary Stats (Satisfies 3 - 4  
General Education Mathematics and Program Prerequisite)  
Total Hours: 14 - 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  BSC1011C General Biology II Minimum Grade C
  CHM2046/2046L General Chemistry II with Lab Minimum Grade C
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed English Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
BSC2012C General Biology III 4  
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I (Program Prerequisite) 3  
CHM2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Program Prerequisite) 1  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Total Hours: 17
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II (Program Prerequisite) 3  
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (Program Prerequisite) 1  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Total Hours: 13
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  Calculus II or Elementary Statistics Course Minimum Grade C
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PCB3043C Principles of Ecology 4   BSC2012C General Biology III Minimum Grade C
PHY2053 Algebra-Based Physics I 3   BS Bio Prereqs
PHY2053L Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1  
PCB3063C Genetics 4  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PHY2054 Algebra-Based Physics II 3   PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology Minimum Grade C
PHY2054L Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1   PCB3063C Genetics Minimum Grade C
PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology 4  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 2  
Total Hours: 16
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  BS Bio Core Requirements
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
BSC4842 Senior Seminar Preparation 1   BSC4842 Senior Seminar Preparation Minimum Grade C
PCB4713C Physiology 4   PCB4713C Physiology Minimum Grade C
Select one Advanced Molecular/Cellular Major Elective 4  
(See Degree Evaluation for course options)  
Select one Biotechniques Course (Recommend ZOO4753C 4  
Histology or MCB4021C Molecular Biology Techniques)  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Total Hours: 16
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
BSC4947 Senior Seminar Practicum 1  
Select a Biology Elective: BCH4024/4024L Molecular 3 - 4  
Biology and Biochemistry with Lab OR BCH4033  
Biochemistry (Typically offered spring term)  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Total Hours: 13 - 14
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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