Biology – University of Northern Iowa

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
BIO-202 Biology I^ 4 s.h.
CHM-166 General Chemistry I^ 5 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MAT-128 Pre-Calculus*^ 4 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
BIO-203 Biology II^ 4 s.h.
CHM-176 General Chemistry II^ 5 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
MAT-210 Calculus I*^ 4 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I^ 5 s.h.
PHY-162 College Physics I^ 4 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Humanities/Social Science classes** 6 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.
Fourth Semester
CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II^ 5 s.h.
PHY-172 College Physics II^ 4 s.h.
HIS-260 Latin American History~ 3 s.h.
Social Science/Humanities class 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses.
^ – Core courses for Biology Major, requires minimum grade of C-
~ – Meets UNI’s Non-Western Culture Requirement (HIS 260-F2F fall, online only spring)

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • The above completes the requirements for an AS degree.
    • A maximum of 65 credits from a community college are used toward the 120 hours required for graduation from UNI.
    • UNI requires either 2 years of a foreign language in high school or one year of a foreign language at the college level to graduate.
    • Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance in general education course selection.

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