University Catalogue

Curriculum in Biological Sciences

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Plant Science Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

††GBIO 151G General Biology I 3 hours
††BIOL 152 General Biology Laboratory I 1 hour
ENGL 101 Freshman Composition 3 hours
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research 1 hour
*MATH 151/1611,G College Algebra with FundamentalsCollege Algebra 3 hours
Foreign
Language 101
SPAN 101, FREN 101, ITAL 101, LAT 101, or GERM 101 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

Second Semester

††GBIO 153G General Biology II 3 hours
††BIOL 154 General Biology Laboratory II 1 hour
*CHEM 121G General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
MATH 1621,G Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
Foreign
Language 102
SPAN 102, FREN 102, ITAL 102, LAT 102, or GERM 102 3 hours
  Total: 17 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
††MIC 205 General Microbiology 3 hours
††MICL 207 General Microbiology Laboratory 1 hour
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232G
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
Elective   3 hours
MATH 1631 Calculus for the Biological, Business and Social Sciences 3 hours
  Total: 17 hours

 

Second Semester

COMM 211G Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hours
CHEM 261 and 
CLAB 2635
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4 hours
††GBIO 200 Cell Biology 3 hours
††GBIO 241 The Profession of Biology or Getting What You Came For 1 hour
Elective   3 hours
  Total: 14 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
††GBIO 312 Genetics 3 hours
††GBIO 341 Professional Aspects of Biology                                         1 hour
PHYS 191 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 193 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
CHEM 281 and
CLAB 2835
Survey of Biochemistry
Survey of Biochemistry Laboratory
4 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

Second Semester

††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
ENGL 322 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing 3 hours
PHYS 192 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 194 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

Social Science
Elective4,G
  3 hours
††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
Arts
Elective3,G
  3 hours
Elective   1 hour
††GBIO 441 Biology Seminar                                              1 hour
  Total: 12 hours

 

Second Semester

††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
Elective   3 hours
Social Science
Elective4,G
  3 hours
History
ElectiveG
                                                                3 hours
  Total: 13 hours

 

Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

*A grade of "C" or better
††
A grade of "C" or better is required in these major courses.

1Mathematics 165 and 200 (8 credit hours) may be taken in place of Mathematics 161, 162, and 163 (9 credit hours). Students with a Math ACT score of 20 or lower will take Math 155 in place of Math 161. Students who take MATH 165 and 200 are required to take one additional elective hour.
2Concentration Electives for the Plant Science Concentration (minimum 20 credit hours) selected from the following in consultation with advisor: BOT 205, 347, 401, 426, 427, 429, 481, 482. GBIO 377, 395, 397, 404, 405, 406, 410, 418, 485. HORT 301, 315, 320, 328, 412, 424, 426, 428, 490. ZOO 409. The following courses require PRIOR approval of the advisor and department head: GBIO 409, Internship 1-3 hrs (3 hrs max); GBIO 450, Research Problems 1-4 hrs (4 hrs max); GBIO 493, Special Topics, 2-4 hrs; HORT 495, Seminar 1 hr.
3Courses may be taken in music, art, dance, or theatre.
4Courses can be selected in economics, criminal justice, geography, anthropology, political science, psychology, or sociology.
5Students planning on attending medical, dental, or other professional or graduate schools, and students pursuing a minor in Chemistry should take Chemistry 265/267 and Chemistry 266/268. Also, Chemistry 265/267 can NOT be used as a prerequisite for Chemistry 281/283.