BA Sample Program of Study

The course sequence below is one of many possible plans that students may follow. This sequence assumes that students do not have any AP/IB/TR courses to apply toward their degrees. For the list of approved upper levels, please refer to the Courses page.

BA Sample Program of Study

This course sequence only includes the basic Behavioral Biology requirements.

Freshman Year: Fall

  • 110.106 Calculus I
  • 030.101 Intro. Chemistry I
  • 030.105 Intro. Chemistry Lab I
  • 200.141 Foundations of Brain, Behavior & Cognition

Freshman Year: Spring

  • 110.107 Calculus II
  • 030.102 Intro. Chemistry II
  • 030.106 Intro Chemistry Lab II
  • 200.146 Animal Behavior

Sophomore Year: Fall

  • Biology Requirement (see below)
  • Biology Lab Requirement (see below)
  • 290.101 Human Origins
  • 553.111 Statistical Analysis I

Sophomore Year: Spring

  • Biology Requirement (see below)
  • Biology Lab Requirement (see below)
  • 553.112 Statistical Analysis II
  • Upper Level Elective

Junior Year: Fall

  • 171.103 Physics I
  • 173.111 Physics Lab I
  • Upper Level Elective
  • Research or Internship*
  • 290.500 Connections in Behavioral Biology

Junior Year: Spring

  • 171.104 Physics II
  • 171.112 Physics Lab II
  • Upper Level Elective

Senior Year: Fall

  • 080.250 Neuroscience Lab**
  • Upper Level Elective
  • 290.490 Senior Seminar***

Senior Year: Spring

  • Upper Level Elective

Biology Requirement

Students must also take two of the following biology courses. Students can use any combination of the following:

  • AP Bio – must be with a 5
  • Gen Bio I with lab
  • Gen Bio II with lab
  • Biochem with lab
  • Genetics with lab
  • Cell Bio with lab

*Beginning fall 2017, Behavioral Biology students will be required to take one semester of either research or internship experiences along with 290.500 Connections in Behavioral Biology.

**Neuroscience Lab can be taken anytime after 200.141.

***Senior Seminar can be taken either fall or spring of senior year.

BA Sample Program of Study with University Requirements

This course sequence includes the basic Behavioral Biology requirements and university requirements.

Freshman Year: Fall

  • 110.106 Calculus I
  • 030.101 Intro. Chemistry I
  • 030.105 Intro. Chemistry Lab I
  • 200.141 Foundations of Brain, Behavior & Cognition
  • 060.XXX Writing Course

Freshman Year: Spring

  • 110.107 Calculus II
  • 030.102 Intro. Chemistry II
  • 030.106 Intro. Chemistry Lab II
  • 200.146 Animal Behavior
  • 060.XXX Writing Course

Sophomore Year: Fall

  • Biology Requirement (see below)
  • Biology Lab Requirement (see below)
  • 290.101 Human Origins
  • 553.111 Statistical Analysis I

Sophomore Year: Spring

  • Biology Requirement (see below)
  • Biology Lab Requirement (see below)
  • 553.112 Statistical Analysis II
  • Upper Level Elective

Junior Year: Fall

  • 171.103 Physics I
  • 173.111 Physics Lab I
  • Upper Level Elective
  • Research or Internship*
  • 290.500 Connections in Behavioral Biology

Junior Year: Spring

  • 171.104 Physics II
  • 171.112 Physics Lab II
  • Upper Level Elective
  • Elective in (H) or (S)

Senior Year: Fall

  • 080.250 Neuroscience Lab**
  • Upper Level Elective
  • 290.490 Senior Seminar***

Senior Year: Spring

  • Upper Level Elective
  • Elective in (H) or (S)
  • Elective in (H) or (S)

Biology Requirement

Students must also have 2 of the following biology options. Students can use any combination of the following:

  • AP Bio – must be with a 5
  • Gen Bio I with lab
  • Gen Bio II with lab
  • Biochem with lab
  • Genetics with lab
  • Cell Bio with lab

*Beginning fall 2017, Behavioral Biology students will be required to take one semester of either research or internship experiences along with 290.500 Connections in Behavioral Biology.

**Neuroscience Lab can be taken anytime after 200.141.

***Senior Seminar can be taken either fall or spring of senior year.