Biological Sciences:  Pre-Professional
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Science
Major:  Biological Sciences   Emphasis:  Pre-Professional
 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
ZOOL 1043 Biology of Animals 3     CHEM 1013 General Chemistry  I 3 X
ZOOL1041 Biology of Animals Lab 1     CHEM 1011 General Chemistry I Lab 1 X
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 X   MATH 1054 Precalculus 4  
PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 X   ENG 1013 Composition II 3 X
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 X   BOT 1103 Biology of Plants 3  
BIOL 1913 Making Connections In Biology 3     BOT 1101 Biology of Plants Lab 3  
Total Hours 15     Total Hours 17  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
CHEM 1023  General Chemistry II  3     BIOL 3122 Principles of Ecology 2 x
CHEM 1021 General Chemistry II Lab 1     BIOL 3121 Principles of Ecology Lab 1  
MATH 2054 Survey of Calculus 4     CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I 3  
PHIL 1103 or 1503 or SCOM 1203  Intro to Philosophy or Logic & Practical Reasoning or  Oral Communications 3 x   CHEM 3101 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1  
BIOL 1013 Biology of Cell 3 X   PHYS 2054 Physics I 4  
BIOL 1021 Biology of Cell lab 1 X   HIST 2763 or 2773 or POSC 2103  US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Intro to US Government  3  
ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy (if not taken to fulfill critical thinking requirement) 3 x   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 Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy (select course not previously taken) 3 X
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
CHEM 3113 Organic Chemistry II 3     ZOOL 3163  Human Structure & Function II  3  
CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1     ZOOL 3161 Human Structure & Function II Lab 1  
PHYS 2064 Physics II 4     BIOL 4131 & BIOL 4133 or CHEM 4243 Cell Biology & Lab or Biochemistry 3 or 4  
ZOOL 3153  Human Structure & Function I  3     Elective 3000/4000 Student's Choice 3  
ZOOL 3151 Human Structure & Function I Lab 1     BIOL 4014 Microbiology 4  
BIOL 3313 Genetics 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
BIOL 3311 Genetics Lab 1            
Total Hours 16     Total Hours 17 or 18  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
Biology Elective 3000/4000 Student's Choice 4     Biology Elective 3000/4000 Student's Choice 4 X
Biology Elective 3000/4000 Student's Choice 4     BIOL 4371 Biological Seminar 1  
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     Enhancement Gen ed course not previously taken or select from enhancement list 3  
Elective  Pre-professional Elective 3 or 4     Elective  Pre-professional Elective 3  
          Elective  Pre-professional Elective 3 or 4  
          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
Total Hours 14 or 15     Total Hours 17-18  
 
Total Junior/Senior Hours 46-47     Total Degree Hours 126-129  
                 
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
124 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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