Biology Major Program Suggestions

Biology major, Comprehensive major or Molecular Biology major


First Year

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester

Hours

Introduction to Academic Writing  

(ENG 101)

3

Academic Writing & Research

(ENG 102)

3

Biology I     (BIOL 105,  for majors, with lab)

4

Biology II (BIOL 106, for majors, with lab)

4

General Chemistry I (CHEM 160/160L)

4

General Chemistry II (CHEM 161/161L)

4

Plane Trigonometry* (MATH 103)

3

General Studies Course

3

Hours

14

Hours

14


Second Year

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester

Hours

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 360/360L)

5

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 361/361L)**

5

General Physics

(PHYS 205/205L)

5

Statistics

(STAT 241)

3

General Studies Courses

6

General Studies Courses

6

Hours

16

Hours

14

*All biology majors must complete math through Plane Trigonometry.  Students with less math experience may have to start in a lower math course, such as College Algebra.  Calculus is required for the Molecular Biology Major.

**Not all Biology programs require 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry

The student should contact the Department of Biology prior to their second year. Some programs are very specific. Two semesters of organic chemistry may be needed for some programs. If you plan to pursue the wildlife emphasis, request a current list of requirements before enrolling for your sophomore year. For additional information contact:

Dr. Julie Shaffer, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska 68849
Telephone: (308) 865-8548