UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

BIOLOGY CURRICULUM OPTIONS

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES OPTION

BIOL Core and Elective Courses = 44 cr.
Required core courses (28-29 cr.) - 9 courses

BIOL 110 Freshman Colloquium, 1 cr
BIOL 103 Biological Evolution, 3 cr.
BIOL 160 Gen. Bio: Fr. Research, 4 cr. or BIOL 150 Gen. Biology, (3) cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology, 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cell & Molecular Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology, 4 cr.
BIOL 341 Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL 342 Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL 350 Genetics, 3 cr.

Electives courses  (15-16 cr. from the following to reach 44 total cr.)
Recommended Electives: (not a complete list)

BIOL 195  Freshman Research Experience, 3 cr.
BIOL 210 Botany, 3 cr.
BIOL 243 Intro to Biol. Greek-Latin, 2 cr.
BIOL 295 Lab Research Experience, 2 cr.
BIOL 305 App. in Molecular Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 307 Human Heredity, 2 cr.
BIOL 325 Medical Microbiology, 3 cr.
BIOL 345 Immunology, 3 cr.
BIOL 351 Epigenetics, 3 cr.
BIOL 353 Histology, 4 cr.
BIOL 356 Neurobiology, 3 cr.
BIOL 364 Developmental Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 365 Cancer Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 451 Molecular Biology, 4 cr.
BIOL 453 Virology, 3 cr.
BIOL 463 Animal Cell Culture, 3 cr.
BIOL 464 Stem Cells &Reg. Med., 3 cr.
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BIOL 379 Internship, 3-6 cr.
BIOL 389 Special Topics in Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 495 Undergraduate Research, 3 cr.
BIOL 499 Independent Study, 1-3 cr.

Chemistry supporting courses (10- cr.): 1 year of CHEM

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I, 4 cr.
         + CHEM 116 General Chemistry Lab I, 1 cr.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II, 4 cr.
         + CHEM 117 General Chemistry Lab II, 1 cr. or CHEM 130 Intro. to Organic Chemistry, 5 cr.
CHEM 233 Foundations of Organic Chem., 5 cr.

Additional supporting courses (11-12 cr.):

PHYS 121 Algebra-based Physics, 5 cr. or 131 calculus-based Physics, 5 cr.
MATH 147 Algebra & Trigonometry, 3 cr. or 149 Precalculus, 4 cr.        
MATH 231 Biostatistics, 3 cr. or ANSC 341 Biometrics, 3 cr.
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Note: Up to 6 elective credits may be taken from outside the Biology Department, by program exception. Examples of courses outside the major often accept towards Biology elective credits include:

ANSC 447 Endocrinolog, 2 cr.
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology, 3 cr.
HEAL 315 Human Nutrition, 3 cr.

FIELD BIOLOGY OPTION

BIOL Core and Elective Courses = 44 cr.
Required core courses (22-23cr.)  - 8 courses

BIOL 110 Freshman Colloquium, 1 cr.
BIOL 103 Biological Evolution, 3 cr.
BIOL 160 Gen. Bio: Fr. Research, 4 cr. or BIOL 150  Gen. Biology, (3) cr.
BIOL 210 Botany, 3 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology, 3 cr.
BIOL 296 Field Research Experience, 2 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology, 4 cr.
BIOL 360 Ecology, 3 cr.

Electives courses (21-22 cr. from the following to reach a total of 44 cr.)?
Recommended Electives: (not a complete list)

BIOL 195  Freshman Research Experience, 3 cr.
BIOL 240  Cell & Molecular Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 243  Intro. to Biol. Greek-Latin, 2 cr.
BIOL 305  App. in Molecular Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 310  Identification of Plants, 3 cr.
BIOL 314  Plant Pathology, 3 cr.
BIOL 320  Plant Physiology, 3 cr.
BIOL 333  Entomology, 3 cr.
BIOL 344  Wildlife Biology, 4 cr.
BIOL 354  Freshwater Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 434  Ichthyology, 3 cr.
BIOL 444  Ornithology, 3 cr.
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BIOL 379  Internship, 3-6 cr.
BIOL 495  Undergraduate Research, 3 cr.
BIOL 499  Independent Study, 1-3 cr.

Chemistry supporting courses (10- cr.):  - 1 year of CHEM -

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I, 4 cr.         
         + CHEM 116 General Chemistry Lab I, 1 cr.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II, 4 cr.
        + CHEM 117 General Chemistry Lab II, 1 cr.
or
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 5 cr.
CHEM 233 Foundations of Organic Chemistry, 5 cr.

Additional supporting courses (11-12 cr.):

PHYS 121 Algebra-based Physics, 5 cr. or 131 calculus-based Physics, 5 cr. 
MATH 147 Algebra & Triginometry, 3 cr. or 149 Precalculus, 4 cr.          
MATH 231 Biostatistics, 3 cr. or ANSC 341 Biometrics, 3 cr.
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Note: Up to 6 elective credits may be taken from outside the Biology Department, by program exception. Examples of courses outside the major often accept towards Biology elective credits include:

ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability, 3 cr.
ESM 333  Remote Sens. of Natural Resources, 3 cr.
ESM 343 Woodlot Management, 3 cr.
ESM 360  Appl. Hydrology and Water Quality, 4 cr.
ESM 413  Environmental Analysis, 4 cr.
GEOG 250 Cartography I, 3 cr.
GEOG 360 Introduction to GIS, 3 cr.
GEOL 202  Oceanography, 3 cr.
GEOL 269  Environmental Geology, 2 cr.
GEOL 445  Hydrogeology, 4 cr.

General Biology Option

 

BIOL Core and Elective Courses = 44 cr.
Required core courses (26-27 cr.) - 9 courses

BIOL 110 Freshman Colloquium, 1 cr.
BIOL 103 Biological Evolution, 3 cr.
BIOL 160 Gen. Bio: Fr. Research, 4 cr. or BIOL 150, Gen. Biology, (3) cr.
BIOL 210 Botany, 3 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology, 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cell & Molecular Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology, 4 cr.
BIOL 350 Genetics, 3 cr.
BIOL 360 Ecology, 3 cr.

Electives courses  (17-18 cr. from the following to reach a total of 44 cr.)
Recommended Electives: (not a complete list)

BIOL 195 Freshman Research Exper., 3 cr.
BIOL 243 Intro to Biol. Greek-Latin, 2 cr.
BIOL 295 Lab Research Experience, 2 cr.
BIOL 305 App. in Molecular Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 307 Human Heredity, 2 cr.
BIOL 310  Identification of Plants, 3 cr.
BIOL 314  Plant Pathology, 3 cr.
BIOL 320  Plant Physiology, 3 cr.
BIOL 325 Medical Microbiology, 3 cr.
BIOL 341 Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL 342 Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL 345 Immunology, 3 cr.
BIOL 351 Epigenetics, 3 cr.
BIOL 353 Histology, 4 cr.
BIOL 356 Neurobiology, 3 cr.
BIOL 364 Developmental Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 365 Cancer Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 451 Molecular Biology, 4 cr.
BIOL 453 Virology, 3 cr.
BIOL 463 Animal Cell Culture, 3 cr.
BIOL 464 Stem Cells &Reg. Med., 3 cr.
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BIOL 379 Internship, 3-6 cr.
BIOL 389 Special Topics in Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 495 Undergraduate Research, 3 cr.
BIOL 499 Independent Study, 1-3 cr.

Chemistry supporting courses (10- cr.):  1 year of CHEM

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I, 4 cr.
         + CHEM 116 General Chemistry Lab I, 1 cr.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II, 4 cr.
         + CHEM 117 General Chemistry Lab II, 1 cr.
or
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 5 cr.
CHEM 233 Foundations of Organic Chemistry, 5 cr.

Additional supporting courses (11-12 cr.):

PHYS 121 Algebra-based Physics, 5 cr. or 131 calculus-based Physics, 5 cr.
MATH 147 Algebra & Triginometry, 3 cr. or 149 Precalculus, 4 cr.        
MATH 231 Biostatistics, 3 cr. or ANSC 341 Biometrics, 3 cr.
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Note: Up to 6 elective credits may be taken from outside the Biology Department, by program exception.

Undergraduate Catalog Program and Courses links

The current online undergraduate catalog is continually updated with approved program requirements. Each fall a snapshot of the catalog is taken and provided as an archived copy for use by entering students. Students should refer to the catalog under which they entered and consult with their advisors and DARS to determine individual program requirements.

Current Biology Undergraduate Catalog

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