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Students should consult a program faculty member before initial registration. If this is not possible, students must contact a program representative at registration. During the first semester at UIS, the program will assist the student in selecting an adviser from among the biology faculty.

The students should prepare a plan to ensure that all requirements areStudents work together on a Biology project. being met. The program recommends that students take the following courses at the suggested times:

  • Fall, Junior year: organismal botany and ecology
  • Spring, Junior year: comparative vertebrate biology
  • Fall, Junior or Senior year: microbiology
  • Spring, Senior year: cell biology and genetics

Genetics is used as the capstone course. It is assumed that students will have completed most of the required biology sequence before enrolling in this course.