Biology B.S. with a Concentration in Neurobiology

Core Curriculum Requirements44-42
Biology Major Core Requirements52
Concentration in Neurobiology26-24
Total Units122-118

Biology Major Core Requirements

Lower Division Requirements
BIOL-111
111L
Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab
4
BIOL-112
112L
Principles of Organismal Biology
and Principles of Organismal Biology Lab
4
BIOL-220
220L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
4
CHEM-120
120L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM-121
121L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
MATH-180CCalculus 14
PSCI-223C
223CL
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
and Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
4
or PSCI-130
130CL
Introduction to Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
PSCI-225
225L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetsm Lab
4
or PSCI-131
131L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Upper Division Requirements
BIOL-309
309L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL-311
311L
Genetics
and Genetics Laboratory
4
CHEM-304
304L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Techniques I
4
BIOL-485Undergrad Biological Research2
or BIOL-488 Biology Senior Project
or BIOL-450 UG Research or Internship Program
BIOL-499CCapstone Seminar in Biology2
Select on of the following Ecology Focus courses:4
General Ecology
and Ecology Field and Lab Practicum
Mountain Field Biology
Desert Field Ecology
Coastal Ecology
Total Units52

Concentration in Neurobiology Science

PSYC-103CIntroduction to Psychology 13
BIOL-365
365L
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
and Neurobiology of Learning/Memory Lab
4
BIOL-432
432L
Neuroscience
and Neuroscience Lab
4
BIOL-440
440L
Molecular Biology
and Techniques in Molecular Biology
4
BIOL-404Neuropharmacology3
Biology Electives
Select two lecture/lab courses from BIOL, CHEM, or PSYC 26-8
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comp Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
Biology of Cancer
Biotechnology
Bioinformatics
and Bioinformatics Laboratory
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Technqs II
Biochemistry
and Experimental Tech/Biochemistry
Addiction Studies
Total Units24-26

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Biological Sciences.


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
BIOL-111 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL-111L Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
BIOL-112 Principles of Organismal Biology 3
BIOL-112L Principles of Organismal Biology Lab 1
HIST-PLCR1History Core Requirement (US History) 3
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
PSYC-103C Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units14
Year 2 Term 1
BIOL-220 Cell Biology 3
BIOL-220L Cell Biology Lab 1
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
BIOL-432 Neuroscience 3
BIOL-432L Neuroscience Lab 1
 Units14
Year 2 Term 2
BIOL-311 Genetics 3
BIOL-311L Genetics Laboratory 1
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
 Units14
Year 3 Term 1
BIOL-440 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL-440L Techniques in Molecular Biology 1
PSCI-PLGP1Physics 1 Requirement 4
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
BIOL-404 Neuropharmacology 3
 Units15
Year 3 Term 2
BIOL-PLECOEcology Requirement 4
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
PSCI-PLGP2Physics 2 Requirement 4
BIOL-485 Undergrad Biological Research 1-4
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
 Units17-20
Year 4 Term 1
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
SOC-PLHD2Social Science Requirement 3
BIOL-309 Microbiology 3
BIOL-309L Microbiology Laboratory 1
 Units17
Year 4 Term 2
BIOL-499C Capstone Seminar in Biology 2
BIOL-365 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 3
BIOL-365L Neurobiology of Learning/Memory Lab 1
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
 Units13
 Total Units119-122