Biological Science:  Environmental Biology 
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Science
Major: Biological Science    Emphasis:  Environmental Biology  
2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1 Year 1
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
BOT 1103 Biology of Plants 3 CHEM 1013 Chemistry I 3
BOT 1101 Biology of Plants Lab 1 CHEM 1011 Chemistry I Lab 1
BIOL 1913 Making Connections In Biology 3 Math 1054 Precalculus 4
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 x ENG 1013 Composition  II 3 x
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 ZOOL 1043 Biology of Animals 3
PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 x ZOOL 1041 Biology of Animals Lab 1
          Art 2503 or Mus 2503 or Thea 2503 Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre 3 x
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 18
Year 2 Year 2
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
CHEM 1023 Chemistry II 3 x   ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy 3 x
CHEM 1021 Chemistry II Lab 1 x BIOL 3122 Principles of Ecology 2 x
Math 2054 Survey of Calculus 4 BIOL 3121 Principles of Ecology Lab 1
PHIL 1103 or 1503 or SCOM 1203 Intro to Phil or Logic & Practical Reasoning or Oral Communications 3 x   BIOL 3313 Genetics 3  
BIOL 1013 Biology of Cell 3 BIOL 3311 Genetics Lab 1
BIOL 1021 Biology of Cell lab 1 PHYS 2054 Physics I 4
Language Foreign Language 3 Language Foreign Language 3
Total Hours 18 Total Hours 17
Year 3 Year 3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
PHYS 2064 Physics II 4 PSY 2013 Intro to Psychology 3 x
ANTH 2233 or HIST 1013 or 1023 or GEOG 2613 Intro to Cultural Anthropology or World Civilization to 1660 or World Civilization since 1660 or Intro to Geography 3 x   HIST 2763 or 2773 or ECON 2313 or 2333 or POSC 1003 or 2103 or SOC 2013 US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or Intro to Politics or Intro to US Government or Intro to Sociology (select course not previously taken) 3 x
POSC 2103 or HIST 2763 or 2773  Intro to American Govt or US to 1876 or US since 1876 3 x   BIOL 4133 & 4131 or CHEM 4243 Cell Biology & Lab or Biochemistry 4 or 3  
Elective 3000/4000 Entomology or Biological Science elective 3     ENVR 4003 Conservation Biology 3  
CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I 3 CHEM 3113  Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 3101 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16-17
Year 4 Year 4
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 or Art 2503 or Mus 2503 or Thea 2503 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy or Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre (select course not previously taken) 3 x   Enhancement Gen Ed Course not previously taken or select from enhancement list 3 x
ENVR 4203 Environmental Toxicology Mechanisms & Impacts 3     BIOL 4371 Biological Seminar 1  
STAT 3233 Applied Statistics 3
ENVR 4303 Environmental Microbiology 3     ZOOL 3122 & ZOOL 3132 or BOT 3102 & BOT 3101 Invertebrate Zoology & Lab or Plant Taxonomy & Lab 4 or 3  
ENVR 4301  Environmental Microbiology Lab  1     BIOL Electives 3000/4000 upper level 4  
ENT 3003 General Entomology 3     BIOL Electives 3000/4000 upper level 4  
ENT 3001 Gen Entomology  Lab 1
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15-16
   
Total Jr/Sr Hours 50-52 Total Degree Hours 129-131
 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.00 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence, extension, examination, PLA, Military or similar means; CLEP (30 hrs max) 
45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
129 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J

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