Biology Major with Ecology Emphasis, B.S., Four-Year Plan

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. The following is only an example and represents a possible course sequence for first-year students entering UW-Platteville in the fall term.  The major requirements do not add up to the 120 credits needed for graduation.  See your advisor for additional guidance.  A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (emphasis, second major, minor, etc.), placement scores, and incoming credits (transfer, AP, etc.).  Students should consult their program advisor(s) to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

This sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan.  Some courses may not be offered every term.  Courses may not be available at all campuses and/or in all modalities (i.e., in person, online, hybrid, etc.).

Students should use the Academic Advisement Report (AAR) in PASS and work closely with their advisor(s) to ensure completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

Bachelor of Science students who have not maintained a “C” or higher average in one year (2 semesters) of high school world language course must complete a minimum of one semester in a university-level world language with a grade of "C" or better. 

Year 1
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 102021
BIOLOGY 175035
MATH 153043
ENGLISH 113013
Social Science General Education Elective13
Total Credits: 15
Year 1
Second SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 165035
MATH 183033
ENGLISH 123013
Fine Arts General Education Elective13
HHP 100011
Total Credits: 15
Year 2
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 242023
Ethnic/Gender General Education Elective13
SPEECH 106013
Course to count toward a minor43-4
Total Credits: 16-17
Year 2
Second SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 264025
CHEMSTRY 1240 or GEOLOGY 114024
Physical Activity General Education Elective11
History and Global Studies Elective13
Course(s) to count toward a minor42-3
Total Credits: 15-16
Year 3
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 324025
BIOLOGY 345023
ENVSS 323024
Course(s) to count toward a minor45-6
Total Credits: 17-18
Year 3
Second SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 333023
ENVSS 333013
Humanities General Education Elective13
Course(s) to count toward a minor43-6
Total Credits: 12-15
Year 4
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 323024
BIOLOGY 346023
BIOLOGY 365024
BIOLOGY 375024
Total Credits: 15
Year 4
Second SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 499021
ENVSS 334023
Courses to count toward a minor410-11
Total Credits: 14-15

General education requirement


Biology major requirement


General education and Biology major requirement


Elective or minor requirement