Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. 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

 

 

41

 

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

 

 

51

 

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

 

 

41

 

Sophomore Year

Spring

Units

03-240

Cell Biology

9

03-251

or

03-252

Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology

or

Introduction to Computational Cell Biology

6

09-218

Organic Chemistry II

9

09-222

Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis

12

xx-xxx

Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective*

9

 

 

45

 

Junior Year

Fall

Units

03-xxx

Biology Elective

9

03-330

Genetics

9

03-343

Experimental Genetics and Molecular Biology

12

xx-xxx

Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective*

9

xx-xxx

Free Elective

9

 

 

48

 

Junior Year

Spring

Units

03-xxx

Biology Elective

9

03-251

or

03-252

Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology

or

Introduction to Computational Cell Biology

6

03-3xx

Advanced Biology Elective

9

03-344

Experimental Biochemistry

12

xx-xxx

Free Elective

9

 

 

45

 

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

Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective*

9

xx-xxx

Free Elective

9

 

 

46

 

Senior Year

Spring

Units

03-xxx

Biology Elective

9

03-412

Topics in Research

1

33-112

Physics II for Science Students

12

xx-xxx

Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective*

12

xx-xxx

Free Elective

9

 

 

43

*As defined by the Mellon College of Science's general education.