Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Biology - Natural History (BS)

The following course sequence sheet is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan.

More information:see degree requirements.

Cr.First SemesterCr.Second Semester
450.114 Concepts Biology I450.115 Concepts Biology II
351.120 Physical Geology346.220 Human Origins (Group B)
151.121 Physical Geology Lab353.141 Introduction to Statistics
320.101 Composition I3Foreign Language Course
 or Foreign Language Course or 20.101 Composition I
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
109.100 Optional University Seminar  
15Total Semester Credits16Total Semester Credits
Cr.Third SemesterCr.Fourth Semester
450.242 Microbiology350.233 Human Genetics
3Organismal Elective351.130 Historical Geology
3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)151.130 Historical Geology Lab
350.290 Writing in Biology3General Education Group A (Humanities)
 or General Education Group A (Humanities) or 50.290 Writing in Biology
3General Ed. Values, Ethics, Decision-Making3Biology/Science Elective
  3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
16Total Semester Credits16Total Semester Credits
Cr.Fifth SemesterCr.Sixth Semester
350.351 Ecology350.430 Evolution
3Organismal Elective3Biology Field Elective
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)4Biology/Science Elective
3Biology/Science Elective3General Education Group A (Humanities)
3Free Elective1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills
1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills  
16Total Semester Credits14Total Semester Credits
Cr.Seventh SemesterCr.Eighth Semester
3Biology Field Elective150.481 Senior Biology Seminar
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective2Free Elective
15Total Semester Credits12Total Semester Credits


A placement test is required for 52.115; 52.101 may be required as a prerequisite

Students may count 1 Communications, Quantitative or Values course under appropriate GenEd area (A, B, or C).

Students choosing this option must then take an extra Free elective to reach 120 credits.