Carnegie Mellon University

B.A. in Biological Sciences 
Four-year Sample Schedule

First Year

Fall

Units

03-121 Modern Biology 9
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry 10
21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10
76-101 Interpretation and Argument 9

99-101
or
99-102

Computing @ Carnegie Mellon 3
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First Year

Spring

Units

09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
15-110 Principles of Computing 10
21-124 Calculus II for Biologists and Chemists 10
33-111 Physics for Science Students I 12
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective* 9
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Sophomore Year

Fall

Units

03-201 Undergraduate Colloquium 2
03-231 Biochemistry 9
09-217 Organic Chemistry I 9
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective* 9
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Sophomore Year

Spring

Units

03-240 Cell Biology 9
09-218 Organic Chemistry II 9
33-112 Physics II for Science Students 12
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective* 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
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Junior Year

Fall

Units

03-330 Genetics

9

03-343
or
03-124
Experimental Genetics and Molecular Biology
or
Modern Biology Laboratory

12

or

9

xx-xxx Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective* 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
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Junior Year

Spring

Units

03-3xx Advanced Biology Elective  9
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective* 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
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Senior Year

Fall

Units

03-xxx Biology Elective  9
03-3xx Advanced Biology Elective 9
03-411 Topics in Research 1
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective* 9
xx-xxx Free Electives 9
xx-xxx Free Electives 9
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Senior Year

Spring

Units

03-xxx Biology Elective 9
03-412 Topics in Research 1
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective* 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
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*As defined by the Mellon College of Science's general education.