Biology (B.S.)

Core Curriculum Requirements47-44
Major Core Requirements72-70
Total Units119-114

Biology Major Core Requirements

Biology Core Curriculum Major 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 one of the following Ecology Focus courses:4
General Ecology
and Ecology Field and Lab Practicum
Mountain Field Biology
Desert Field Ecology
Coastal Ecology
Electives 1
Select five lecture/lab courses from BIOL and CHEM20-18
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comp Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
General Ecology
and Ecology Field and Lab Practicum
Biology of Cancer
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
and Neurobiology of Learning/Memory Lab
Mountain Field Biology
Desert Field Ecology
Coastal Ecology
Biotechnology
Neuropharmacology
and Neuropharmacology Laboratory
Neuroscience
and Neuroscience Lab
Molecular Biology
and Techniques in Molecular Biology
UG Research or Internship Program
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
Biology Teaching Internship
Undergrad Biological Research
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Technqs II
Biochemistry
and Experimental Tech/Biochemistry
Advanced Biochemistry
Total Units72-70

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
BIOL-111 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL-111L Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab 1
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
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
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
 Units26
Year 1 Term 2
BIOL-112 Principles of Organismal Biology 3
BIOL-112L Principles of Organismal Biology Lab 1
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
MATH-PLSTATMath Sci Stat Or Into to Stat 3
BIOL-112 Principles of Organismal Biology 3
BIOL-112L Principles of Organismal Biology Lab 1
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
MATH-PLSTATMath Sci Stat Or Into to Stat 3
 Units26
Year 2 Term 1
BIOL-220 Cell Biology 3
BIOL-220L Cell Biology Lab 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
COMM-201 Speech Composition and Presentation 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
BIOL-220 Cell Biology 3
BIOL-220L Cell Biology Lab 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
 Units34
Year 2 Term 2
BIOL-309 Microbiology 3
BIOL-309L Microbiology Laboratory 1
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
 Units28
Year 3 Term 1
PSCI-130C General Physics I 3
PSCI-130CL General Physics I Lab 1
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
HIST-PLHDHistory Core Requirement 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
PSCI-PLGP1Physics 1 Requirement 4
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units28
Year 3 Term 2
PSCI-131 General Physics II 3
PSCI-131L General Physics II Lab 1
BIOL-311 Genetics 3
BIOL-311L Genetics Laboratory 1
BIOL-346C Desert Field Ecology 4
HSPS-PLCRHistory/Political Sci Core Requirement 3
PSCI-PLGP2Physics 2 Requirement 4
BIOL-311 Genetics 3
BIOL-311L Genetics Laboratory 1
BIOL-PLECOEcology Requirement 4
HIST-PLCR1History Core Requirement (US History) 3
 Units30
Year 4 Term 1
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
BIOL-488 Biology Senior Project 2
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
BIOL-PLHD8Biology Elective 8 Units 8
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
BIOL-488 Biology Senior Project 2
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
BIOL-309 Microbiology 3
BIOL-309L Microbiology Laboratory 1
 Units32
Year 4 Term 2
BIOL-499C Capstone Seminar in Biology 2
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
BIOL-PLHD8Biology Elective 8 Units 8
BIOL-499C Capstone Seminar in Biology 2
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
BIOL-PLHD8Biology Elective 8 Units 8
 Units32
 Total Units236