Biology Comprehensive 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.  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.  All courses may not be available at all campuses and/or in all formats.

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 foreign language course must complete a minimum of one semester in a university-level foreign language with a grade of "C" or better. 

Year 1
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 102011
BIOLOGY 175015
MATH 15303
ENGLISH 113013
Social Science General Education Elective3
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 1
Second SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 165015
MATH 183013
ENGLISH 123013
Fine Arts General Education Elective3
HHP 100011
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 2
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 242013
CHEMSTRY 114014
Ethnic/Gender General Education Elective3
SPEECH 10102
Course to count toward a minor3-4
 15-16
Total Credits: 15-16
Year 2
Second SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 26405
CHEMSTRY 124014
History & International Education Elective3
Physical Activity General Education Elective1
Course to count toward a minor.2-3
 15-16
Total Credits: 15-16
Year 3
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 345013
BIOLOGY 32405
GEOGRPHY 32303
GEOGRPHY 33303
Course(s) to count toward a minor2-3
 16-17
Total Credits: 16-17
Year 2
Second SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 333013
GEOLOGY 11404
Humanities General Education Elective3
Course(s) to count toward a minor4-6
 14-16
Total Credits: 14-16
Year 4
First SemesterCredits
BIOLOGY 32304
BIOLOGY 34603
BIOLOGY 36504
BIOLOGY 37504
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 4
Second SemesterCredits
GEOGRPHY 33404
BIOLOGY 499011
Courses to count toward a minor10-11
 15-16
Total Credits: 15-16