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UNDERGRADUATE SEQUENCE OF STUDY


The following is a sample course selection for a student declaring the Biology major in Fordham
College - Rose Hill.  Courses taken are not indicated by semester and, except for the sequenced
courses which must be taken in numerical order, sequencing is at the discretion of the student.  As
a general rule, five courses (two of these in the major) must be taken each semester of freshman
and sophomore year, except for one semester of Freshman year (usually the first) when only four
courses (two of them being Introductory Biology and Chemistry) are taken.  Note that associated
lecture and lab courses are counted as a single course.



Sample - Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Fall Cr Spr Cr
Introductory Biology I & Lab I
(BISC 1403 & 1413)

Introductory Biology II & Lab II
(BISC 1404 & 1414)
5
5
General Chemistry I & Lab I (CHEM 1321 & 1331)

General Chemistry II & Lab II (CHEM 1322 & 1332)
 
6
 
6
Calculus I or Applied Calculus I (MATH 1206 or 1203)

 
 
 
4 or 3
 
 
One of the courses listed below:†

Composition II (ENGL 1102)

Faith and Critical Reason (THEO 1000)

Philosophy of Human Nature (PHIL 1000)

Understanding Historical Change (1 of HIST 1000-1990, AFAM 1600)
One course from group #1 and two courses from group #2, if not already completed:†

#1 Composition II (ENGL 1102) if not completed, then Texts and Contexts (1 of: ENGL 2000, CLAS 2000, COLI 2000, MLAL 2000, MVST 2000)


#2 Faith and Critical Reason (THEO 1000) or

Philosophy of Human Nature (PHIL 1000) or

Understanding Historical Change (1 of HIST 1000-1990, AFAM 1600)

 
3
 
 
 

3





3





3
 
† One only of the above courses taken in freshman year must have the 'Eloquentia Perfecta' attribute
Pre-Health Symposium
(SYMP 0001)

 
 
 
1
 
 
Total Credits
18 - 19
20


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Sample - Sophomore Year

Fall and Spring Semesters
Credits
General Genetics & Lab (BISC 2539 & 2549) (Fall or Spring Semester)

Cell Biology (BISC 3754) (Spring or Fall Semester)

5

3
Organic Chemistry I & Lab I (CHEM 2521 & 2541) (Fall Semester)

Organic Chemistry II & Lab II (CHEM 2522 & 2542) (Spring Semester)

6

6
One course from each group must be taken in sophomore year, if not already completed:

#1 Texts and Contexts (1 of: ENGL 2000, CLAS 2000, COLI 2000, MLAL 2000, MVST 2000)


#2 Understanding Historical Change (HIST 1000-1700, AFAM 1600)

#3 Philosophical Ethics (PHIL 3000)

#4 Sacred Texts & Traditions (THEO 3000 - 3999)


One only of the above courses should have the
'Eloquentia Perfecta' attribute




3


3

3
Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 1100)*

Fine Arts Course (ARHI 1100, MUSC 1100, 1101, VART 1101, THEA 1100)

3

3
First advanced course in Literature, History or Social Science

3
Total Credits per Semester

18 - 21


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Sample- Junior Year

Fall and Spring Semesters
Credits
Biochemistry (BISC 3521)* 

One Biology Distribution or Elective Course  

3

3 - 5
Physics I & Lab I (PHYS 1701 or 1501 & 1511) (Fall Semester)

Physics II & Lab II (PHYS 1702 or 1502 & 1512) (Spring Semester)
 

4

4
Second advanced course in Literature, History or Social Science

Interdisciplinary seminar in Literature, History or Social Science (Eloquentia Perfecta)
 

4

4
A Statistics Course: Applied Statistics (MATH 1205) or Statistics (PSYC 2000) or Statistics (ECON 2140)*

Foundations of Psychology (PSYC 1200)*  

4

4
Total Credits per Semester

15 - 17


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Sample - Senior Year

Fall and Spring Semesters
Credits
Ecology & Lab (BISC 2561 & 2571)
5
Two Biology Distribution or Elective Courses
3 - 5
3 - 5
Senior Values Seminar (Eloquentia Perfecta)
4
Four free elective courses (included in this group are Biology Elective courses)
4
4
4
4
Total Credits per Semester
16 - 18

* Medical School Requirement

NB: Some time during your undergraduate career you must take one course that fulfills a
       Fordham College core requirement and is:

                 A Global Studies course (designated XXRG XXXX)

                An American Pluralism course (designated XXRP XXXX)


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