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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Biology
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Science
Effective Term: Fall 2018
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Coastal Biology concentration is designed to provide a broad background in biology with a special emphasis on the biology of coastal organisms and ecosystems. This concentration is especially suited for students interested in pursuing graduate work and research careers in coastal, freshwater and marine systems.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year and Exploratory students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COAS major should visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies.
Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, the student’s major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc).

  • The Biology major is selective admission. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty member. Students are not guaranteed admission into this major, and cannot progress into Term 5 (61-75 hours) until admitted into this major. Find specific admission criteria for this major on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor. In addition to meeting the university admission criteria, applicants must be junior status (earned a minimum of 60 semester hours) and must complete four program prerequisite courses with a minimum of two B grades and two C grades in General Biology I with Lab, General Biology II with Lab, General Chemistry I with Lab and General Chemistry II with Lab.

  • Students must take both the Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry II course sequence AND the Physics I/Physics II course sequence. One course sequence will satisfy state-common Prerequisite Requirements and the other course sequence will satisfy the Biology Core Requirements.

  • Admitted students must adhere to the Biology Major Retention Policy.

  • Visit the Biology Department webpage for a complete list of Biology prerequisites and Biology Major Electives. Students requiring preparation for MAC 2311 Calculus I take MAC 1147 Precalculus. Preparation for CHM 2045/2045L General Chemistry I with Lab take CHM 1025/1025L Introduction to Chemistry with Lab. MAC 1105 College Algebra or MAC equivalent is an enforced prerequisite for CHM 2045/2045L. Students requiring preparation for PHY 2053/2053L Algebra-Based Physics should take PHY 1020 Introduction to Physics. Pre-calculus (or a combination of College Algebra and Trigonometry) is required prior to taking PHY2053/2053L Algebra Based Physics I.

  • Students are encouraged to take BSC2991 Introduction to the Biology Major (1 credit hour) as a Free Elective.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree in Biology. Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding their Free Elective hours.

  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) or by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor or university catalog for additional information.

  • Students following the Coastal Biology Concentration must complete a minimum 21 hours of Biology Major Electives. See Degree Evaluation for list of Major Elective options, and check the university catalog for prerequisites for individual courses. For additional information visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.

  • Visit the Biology Department Course Matrix for a listing of when required Biology courses and Biology major electives are offered. See the university catalog for prerequisites to individual courses.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
   
BSC1010C General Biology I (Program Prerequisite) 4  
   
CHM2045 General Chemistry I (Program Prerequisite) 3  
CHM2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (Program Prerequisite) 1  
   
MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (Program Prerequisite) 4  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3   BSC1010C General Biology I Minimum Grade C
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)   CHM2045/2045L General Chemistry I with Lab Minimum Grade C
   
BSC1011C General Biology II (Program Prerequisite) 4  
   
CHM2046 General Chemistry II (Program Prerequisite) 3  
CHM2046L Gen Chem II Lab (Program Prerequisite) 1  
   
MAC2312 Calculus II or Elementary Statistics 3 - 4  
(Program Prerequisite)  
   
Total Hours: 14 - 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  BSC1011C General Biology II Minimum Grade C
  CHM2046/2046L General Chemistry II with Lab Minimum Grade C
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See 3   BSC2012C General Biology III Minimum Grade C
Degree Evaluation)   CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I Minimum Grade C
    CHM2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Minimum Grade C
BSC2012C General Biology III 4   BSC3842 Sophomore Seminar Minimum Grade C
   
BSC3842 Sophomore Seminar 1  
   
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I (Program Prerequisite) 3  
CHM2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Program Prerequisite) 1  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II (Program Prerequisite) 3   CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II Minimum Grade C
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (Program Prerequisite) 1   CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab Minimum Grade C
    PCB3043C Principles of Ecology Minimum Grade C
NOTE: CHM3120/3120L Quantitative Analytical Chemistry  
is an acceptable substitute for CHM2211/2211L. See an  
academic advisor for more information.  
   
PCB3043C Principles of Ecology 4  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course OR a Biology 3 - 4  
Major Elective (See Degree Evaluation)  
   
Total Hours: 14 - 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
    Calculus II or Elementary Statistics Course Minimum Grade C
NOTE: Students must take both the Organic Chemistry I/  
Organic Chemistry II course sequence AND the  
Physics I/Physics II course sequence. One course  
sequence will satisfy state-common Prerequisite  
Requirements and the other course sequence will  
satisfy the Biology Core Requirements.  
   
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course, if needed 3   BS Bio Prereqs
(See Degree Evaluation)  
   
PCB3063C Genetics 4  
   
Select a Biology Major Elective (See Degree 4  
Evaluation)  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3 - 4  
   
Total Hours: 14 - 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PHY2053 Algebra-Based Physics I 3   PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology Minimum Grade C
PHY2053L Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1   PCB3063C Genetics Minimum Grade C
    Civic Literacy Requirement
PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology 4  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
OR Select a Biology Major Elective  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
OR Select a Biology Major Elective  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 1  
OR Select a Biology Major Elective  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PHY2054 Algebra-Based Physics II 3  
PHY2054L Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1  
   
Select a Biology Major Elective (See Degree 4  
Evaluation)  
   
Select a Biology Major Elective (See Degree 4  
Evaluation)  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
BSC4947 Senior Seminar Practicum 1  
   
PCB4713C Physiology 4  
   
Select a Biology Major Elective (See Degree 4  
Evaluation)  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
OR Select a Biology Major Elective  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
OR Select a Biology Major Elective  
   
Total Hours: 15
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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