Suggested Semester Schedule - DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS TRACK
For Biology Majors with a MATH ASSESSMENT LEVEL of 4
SOURCE: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/academicprograms/bio/sequence.php 

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On this page and other pages containing recommendations regarding suggested semester schedules it is important to realize that it is possible to vary from such a schedule. For example, a BIO Major student is able to take Advanced Level BIO courses at the same time as this student is finishing the Introductory Biology courses - as long as pre- and co-requisites for these advanced courses have been met.
   
MATH ASSESSMENT LEVEL 4:
Freshman
Year
(U1)
Fall Semester:
Calculus A (MAT 125) 
General Chemistry 1 (CHE 131)  General Chemistry Lab 1 (CHE 133) 
Spring Semester:
Calculus B (MAT 126) 
General Chemistry 2 (CHE 132) 
General Chemistry Lab 2 (CHE 134) 
Introductory Biology Lecture (BIO 201 or 202) 

Sophomore
Year
(U2)
Fall Semester:
Organic Chemistry 1 (CHE 321) 
Introductory Biology Lecture (BIO 203)
Introductory Biology Lab 1 (BIO 204)          Statistics (AMS 110) ** 
Spring Semester:
Organic Chemistry 2 (CHE 322 or 326)  
Organic Chemistry Lab (CHE 327) 
Introductory Biology Lecture (BIO 201 or 202) 
Introductory Biology Lab 2 (BIO 205 or 207) 

Junior
Year
(U3)
Fall Semester:
Physics 1/Physics Lab 1 (PHY 121/123)         
Animal Development (BIO 325) *
Advanced Biology Lecture *
Spring Semester:
Physics 2/Physics Lab 2 (PHY 122/124) 
General Genetics (BIO 320) *
Developmental Genetics Lab (BIO 327) * 

At the end of the Junior Year, students should take any MCAT, GRE, etc. needed

Senior
Year
(U4)

Fall Semester:
Advanced Biology Lecture *
Advanced Biology Lecture or Lab *
Spring Semester:
Advanced Biology Lab or Lecture *

 
*   The Upper Division Biology courses needed, will depend in part on the Biology Specialization (i.e., DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS Specialization)  chosen by the student
** Although Statistics can be taken whenever it fits into schedule it is recommended to take this concurrently with BIO 204

NOTE 1: The suggested semester schedule above only contains Biology Major Requirements. For General Education Requirements please contact Academic and Transfer Advising.

NOTE 2: It is assumed that Biology Majors following this suggested semester schedule are able to start with CALCULUS A (i.e., MAT 125) in the first semester of their Freshman Year. This means that these student scored no less than 4 (http://assess.math.sunysb.edu/score-table.htmlon the Math Assessment Exam.

Biology Majors following the DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS TRACK may want to consult the Suggested Semester Schedules for Biology Majors (Interdisciplinary BIO Specialization) if they start their studies with a different MATH Assessment Level than 4. Such students are encouraged to see a Biology Advisor early for a detailed BIO Major schedule to meet their particular needs.

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