Biological Sciences:  Botany
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Science
Major:  Biological Sciences    Emphasis:  Botany
 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 x
BOT 1101 Biology of Plants Lab 1     CHEM 1011 Chemistry I Lab 1 x
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 x   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     ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Lit I or Intro to Lit II or Intro to Philosophy (if not taken for critical thinking requirement) 3 x
CHEM 1021 Chemistry II Lab 1     BIOL 3122 Principles of Ecology 2  
MATH 2054 Survey of Calculus 4     BIOL 3121 Principles of Ecology Lab 1  
PHIL 1103 or PHIL 1503 or SCOM 1203 Intro to Philosophy or Logic & Practical Reasoning or  Oral Communications 3 x   BIOL 3313 Genetics 3  
BIOL 1013 Biology of the Cell 3 x   BIOL 3311 Genetics Lab 1  
BIOL 1021 Biology of the Cell lab 1 x   PHYS 2054 Physics I 4  
          HIST 2763 or 2773  or POSC 2103  US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Intro to US Government  3 x
Total Hours   15     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     Art 2503 or Mus 2503 or Thea 2503 or ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre or Intro to Lit I or Intro to Lit II or Intro to Philosophy (select course not previously taken) 3 x
HIST 2763 or 2773 or ECON 2313 or 2333 or POSC 2103 or 1003 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213  US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or Intro to US Government or Intro to Politics or Intro to Psychology or Intro to Sociology (select course not previously taken) 3 x   BOT 3101 Plant Taxonomy 1  
BOT 3012 Plant Morphology 2     BOT 3102 Plant Taxonomy Lab 2  
BOT 3022 Plant Morphology Lab 2     BOT 4113 Plant Physiology 3  
CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I 3     BOT 4111 Plant Physiology Lab 1  
CHEM 3101 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1     CHEM 3113 Organic Chemistry II 3  
Language Foreign Language 3     CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1  
          Language Foreign Language 3  
Total Hours   18     Total Hours   17  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
BIOL 4014 Microbiology 4     BIOL 4371 Biological Seminar 1 x
STAT 3233 or CHEM 4243 Applied Statistics or Biochemistry 3     BIOL 3000/4000 Biology Elective 3  
BOT 3000/4000 Botany Elective 3     BOT 3000/4000  Botany Elective 3  
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     ELECTIVE 3000/4000 Student's Choice 3  
HIST 2763 or 2773 or ECON 2313 or 2333 or POSC 2103 or 1003 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213  US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or Intro to US Government or Intro to Politics or Intro to Psychology or Intro to Sociology (select course not previously taken) 3 x   ENHANCEMENT General education course not previously taken or select from enhancement list 3  
          ELECTIVE  Student's Choice 3  
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   16  
   
Total Jr/Sr Hours 46     Total Degree Hours 127-129
 
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
127 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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