Typical Four Year Program

Semester 1
IB 150 or MCB 150 (4 hrs.)
CHEM 102/103 (4 hrs.) or 202/203 (5 hrs.)
MATH 115 (3 hrs.) or 220 (5 hrs.)
or 221 (4 hrs.) or RHET 105 (4 hrs.)
Gen Ed. or elective (1-3 hrs.)
Total 13-16 hrs.
Semester 2
IB 150 or MCB 150 (4 hrs.)
CHEM 104/105 (4 hrs.) or 204/205 (5 hrs.)
MATH 220 (5 hrs.) or 221 (4 hrs.)
or STAT 212 (3 hrs.) or RHET 105 (4 hrs.)
Gen. Ed, or elective, or LOTE* (1-4 hrs.)
Total 14-16 hrs.
Semester 3
IB 203 – Ecology-adv. composition (4 hrs.)
IB 204 – Genetics (4 hrs.)
CHEM 232 (4 hrs.)
Gen Ed. (3-4 hrs.)
Total 15-16 hrs.
Semester 4
IB 202 – Physiology (4 hrs.)
IB 302 – Evolution (4 hrs.)
Chem 233 (2 hrs.)
STAT 212 (3 hrs.) or Gen Ed. (3-4 hrs.)
Total 13-15 hrs.
Semester 5
Advanced IB course ** (3-5 hrs.)
PHYS 101 (5 hrs.)
Gen Ed (3 hrs.)
Gen Ed., or LOTE* or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Total 13-16 hrs.
Semester 6
Advanced IB course ** (3-5 hrs.)
PHYS 102 (5 hrs.)
Gen Ed. or LOTE* (3-5 hrs)
Gen Ed. or elective (1-3 hrs.)
Total 14-16 hrs.

Semester 7
Advanced IB course ** (3-5 hrs.)
Advanced IB course ** (3-5 hrs.)
Gen Ed. or elective (3 hrs)
Gen Ed. or elective (3 hrs.)
Total 13-16 hrs.
Semester 8
Advanced IB course ** (3-5 hrs.)
Gen Ed. or elective (3 hrs)
Elective (3 hrs)
Elective (3 hrs.)
Total 12-16 hrs.

*LOTE = Language Other Than English (formerly foreign language)
**Selected from Lists of Approved Area Courses and Additional Approved IB Courses

Please note, this is only a guide, many factors affect the sequencing of courses, including, but not limited to:

  • Research
  • Pursuing a minor
  • Beginning with CHEM 101 or Math 115
  • Starting IB late