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Department of
Biological Sciences

Registration Toolkit

Updated 10/13/03

Table of Contents
Registration FAQ..........................................................................................................................................................3

Degree Requirements...................................................................................................................................................5

CAS Requirements....................................................................................................................................................5

Major Requirements..................................................................................................................................................5

Biological Sciences Progress Record....................................................................................................................6

Microbiology Progress Record..............................................................................................................................8

Ecology & Evolution Progress Record.................................................................................................................10

Molecular Biology – Biochemistry Progress Record...........................................................................................12

Molecular Biology – Cell/Developmental Progress Record.................................................................................14

Biological Sciences Course List..........................................................................................................................16

Elective Ideas..............................................................................................................................................................18

Business Electives..................................................................................................................................................19

Forensic Science Electives.....................................................................................................................................20

Health Professions Electives...................................................................................................................................21

Conceptual Foundations of Medicine Certificate Approved Elective Courses....................................................22

Science Education Electives...................................................................................................................................23

Science Policy and Environmental Electives..........................................................................................................24

Science Writing/Journalism Electives.....................................................................................................................26

Curriculum Planning Tips............................................................................................................................................27

Biological Sciences Sample 4-year Schedule.........................................................................................................28

Microbiology Sample 4-Year Schedule...................................................................................................................29

Ecology & Evolution Sample 4-Year Schedule.......................................................................................................30

Molecular Biology – Biochemistry Sample 4-Year Schedule..................................................................................31

Molecular Biology – Cell & Developmental Sample 4-Year Schedule....................................................................32

Links............................................................................................................................................................................33

Forms..........................................................................................................................................................................34

Schedule Planner....................................................................................................................................................35

BIOSC 1903/1904 Undergraduate Research..........................................................................................................36

BIOSC 1903/1904 Cosponsored Undergraduate Research...................................................................................37

BIOSC 1901 Independent Study/Internship............................................................................................................38

BIOSC 1690 Undergraduate Teaching Experience................................................................................................39








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Registration FAQ

1. When is registration?

2. When and how do I sign up for a registration appointment?

3. How do I find out how many credits I’ll have at the end of this term?

4. Does it matter which advisor I register with?

5. How long are registration appointments?

6. What should I bring to the registration appointment?

7. Do I have to take my registration form to Thackeray?

8. Do you have group sessions?

9. Do I have to meet with an advisor before registration?

10. How do I check if a class is open?

11. I have more than one major. Which department do I register with?

12. When does Add/Drop start?



1. When is registration?
Registration for Spring semesters typically begins in the third week of October; registration for the Fall
semesters typically begins in the last week of February. Consult our calendar of appointments for
registration
to see when the next registration period begins. Appointments for senior (students with at least
86 credits completed by the end of the current term) begin on the first Tuesday of the registration period,
while appointments for non-seniors begin the following Monday.

2. When and how do I sign up for a registration appointment?
Sign-up sheets will be available starting at 7:30 AM in A230 Langley starting the week before appointments
begin, on that Thursday for seniors and the following Monday for non-seniors. Again, consult the calendar
of appointments for registration
to see when the next sign-up period begins.

3. How do I find out how many credits I’ll have at the end of this term?
Every semester you can obtain one free copy of your unofficial transcript from the Registrar’s Office (G-3
Thackeray Hall). At the top of this transcript you’ll find “Credits Earned” at Pitt. At the end of the transcript
you’ll find “Advanced Standing Credits” if you have transferred any courses to Pitt. In order to determine
total number of credits completed, add “Credits Earned” to “Advanced Standing Credits”. Then add the
number of credits you are enrolled in this term to determine total credits at the end of this term.

4. Does it matter which advisor I register with?
No. In the Biological Sciences Department we do not assign specific advisors. You are free to meet with
Christine or Meghan based on your schedule and/or preference.

5. How long are registration appointments?
Registration appointments are 20 minutes for seniors and 30 minutes for non-seniors. Please come
prepared as these are short meetings. If you need more time to discuss other issues please schedule an
advising appointment before registration begins or after the registration period is over.

6. What should I bring to the registration appointment?
You must bring to your registration appointment a completed schedule planner form detailing the CRNs,
course numbers, days and times, and reasons for preferred and alternate courses. This form is available in
the Registration Toolkit as well as in A230 Langley. And bring your own pen!

7. Do I have to take my registration form to Thackeray?
No. The Biological Sciences advisors will enter all registration data into the computer and send the forms to
Thackeray Hall for you. Note: seniors with appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday will be registered on
Thursday morning. These students should return to the Advising Office on that Thursday to pick up their
copy of the registration form and verify there were no problems with their registration.


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8. Do you have group sessions?
No, we do not have group sessions at this time. All registration and advising appointments are one-on-one.

9. Do I have to meet with an advisor before registration?
No. You are not required to meet with an advisor other than to register. However, if you are new to the
major, plan to graduate soon, or have any questions or concerns about your schedule or other issues, it is
a good idea to schedule an advising appointment before registration begins. Christine is available for
appointments M,T,F 1-4 and W,H 9-12. Meghan is available for appointments M,T,F 9-12 and W,H 1-4.

10. How do I check if a class is open?
In the Biological Sciences Advising Office there are three computers for checking course availability. You
only need the CRN. You can also check availability from home or any other computer connected to the
internet by logging in to my.pitt.edu and then connecting to the Schedule of Classes under Communities.
Again, you will need the CRN number.

11. I have more than one major. Which department do I register with?
You should register with the department you have declared as your primary major. It is highly
recommended, however, that you meet with advisors from all majors prior to registering to ensure you are
on the right track.

12. When does Add/Drop start?
The Add/Drop period for Spring typically starts on the first Monday of November. Once you register, you
may not change your schedule until the add/drop period begins. Consult the calendar of appointments for
registration
to ascertain the exact dates for the upcoming Add/Drop period.


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Degree Requirements

CAS Requirements
The Foundational Skills and Disciplinary Approaches courses required by the College of Arts and Sciences ensure
that students develop core competencies and gain exposure to a broad range of fields. Rather than randomly
selecting courses to fulfill these requirements, students should utilize these courses to branch out into new areas,
explore personal interests, and satisfy minor, certification, or second major requirements.

The CAS Degree Requirements
website (http://www.pitt.edu/~caswww/cdesc/gen_info/degreq.htm) is fantastic for
planning foundational skills and disciplinary approaches requirements. For each requirement (Literature, Social
Science, International/Foreign Culture, etc.) it provides a link to all the courses that will fulfill the requirement. One
thing not available on this website is a cross-referenced list of courses that fulfill both the Writing Skills Requirement
and a Disciplinary Approaches Requirement. Each semester a list of these courses will be available in A230
Langley.


Major Requirements
In addition to Foundational Skills and Disciplinary Approaches requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences
requires in-depth study in one of several majors. The Department of Biological Sciences offers four majors,
Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Ecology & Evolution, and Molecular Biology. Within the Molecular Biology major
a student may pursue one of two focuses, Biochemistry or Cell and Developmental Biology.

Each of these majors requires:
• at least 32 credits in Biological Sciences (required courses vary by major)
• 16 credits in Chemistry
• 8 credits in Math (required courses vary by major)
• at least 6 credits in Physics

Students must earn a C or better (not C-) in all Biological Sciences courses. An average QPA of 2.0 must be
earned in corequisite classes (Chemistry, Math, and Physics).

The following pages contain a progress record for each of the majors offered in the Department of Biological
Sciences. These worksheets detail the required courses for each major and can be utilized to track a student’s
progress through the curriculum. These worksheets are also available in A230 Langley.




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Biological Sciences Progress Record

BIOSC #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x
Pts
0150 Intro Bio I (UHC 0715) 3
0050 Intro Bio Lab I 1
0160 Intro Bio II (UHC 0716) 3
0060 Intro Bio Lab II 1
0350 Genetics/(UHC 0355) 3/4
0370 Ecol or 1130 Evol 3
1000* Biochemistry
3
+15 BIOSC Elective cred.







TOTAL



BIOSC must total 32 Credits with 2 upper division labs or

1 lab & 1 Pymatuning field course;
* or 1810 & 1820 for 6 cred. including 3 elective cred.
Foundational Skills Requirements

Comp Int ___________ Sem in Comp ________
CAS Writ ___________ 2nd Writ ____________
(in your major)
Algebra ____________ Quant.______________

Disciplinary Approaches Requirements

Lit_______________________________________
Music/Art - 1st _____________________________

Creative Exp/2nd Lit/Mus/Art ______________

Phil _____________________________________
Soc Sci __________________________________
Hist _____________________________________
Natural Sciences Fulfilled by Major

For. Lang.________________________________
IF 1 _____________________________________
IF 2 _____________________________________
IF 3 _____________________________________
IF Non-Western____________________________
Any Non-Western course fills 2 Disciplinary Approach
requirements - itself and one other.
† Students enrolled in CAS prior to 04-1 exempted.

CO-REQUISITES for major (Chem, Math, Phys):

CHEM #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 Gen 1 4
0120 Gen 2 4
0310 Org 1 3
0330 lab 1 1
0320 Org 2 3
0340 lab 2 1

Math #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
Math 0220 4
2nd:

2nd math options: MATH 0230, STAT 1000


PHYS #
Cr.
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 (alg) 3
0111 (alg) 3
0174 (calc) 4
0175 (calc) 4
0212 or 0219
(lab)
2
Take one sequence (alg OR calc), lab is optional for
degree but required for medical schools and some grad
schools.

Co-req Total



Overall GPA ____________ BIOSC GPA_____________
TOTAL CR______________ Co-Req GPA____________

(Need 120 credits TOTAL for any Bachelor's Degree)

About grade requirements... see back.


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For BIOSC electives to complete major, see Biological Sciences Course List in A230 Langley or look online at:
http://www.pitt.edu/~biohome/Dept/Frame/biologicalsciencesmajor.htm#electives

Up to 6 credits of the following may be also used as BIOSC electives: NROSC 1000, 1003 (UHC), 1020, 1012/17, 1045 (UHC),
ANTH 1601, 1602,1603, 1605, 1611
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Grades, BIOSC QPA and Co-Req QPA requirements:

a) You must have a grade of "C" or better in your 32
credits of Biology
courses for the BIOSC major - this
means no C- in a BIOSC course can be used for the
major. However, a C- can count towards your total
120 credits for the bachelor’s degree, and is
averaged into your BIOSC QPA.

b) AND an overall BIOSC QPA
(32 plus any extra
BIOSC credits) of 2.0 or better.

c) AND your corequisite QPA
must average to 2.0 or
better. [Thus, a grade lower than C in Math,
Chemistry or Physics can be used if the co-req QPA
still averages to 2.0.]
Departmental WRIT Courses

DON'T count in 32 BIOSC Credits for major, but
DO Count towards total degree 120 Credits
Bolded courses are suggested for this major.

0391 Ecology Lab (Writ) 1
1010 Writing in the Biological Sciences 2
1291 Microbial Genetics Lab (Writ) 1
1511 Cell Biology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1531 Develop. Biology Lab (Writ) 1
1551 Ecology/Evolution Seminar (Writ) 1
1561 Cell & Devel. Biol. Seminar (Writ) 1
1571 Microbiology Seminar (Writ) 1
1581 Biochemistry Seminar (Writ) 1
1741 Virology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1831 Biochemistry Laboratory (Writ) 1
1861 Microbiology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1881 Animal Physiology Lab. (Writ) 1
1951 Molec. Genetics Laboratory (Writ) 1






Calculating your QPA (use Cr, Pts & Cr x Pts columns provided on the front of this sheet):
1. For each course, multiply the Credits (Cr) times the point value of the grade (Pts). (a 3 Credit
course grade of "B-" is: 3 Cr x 2.75 Pts = 8.25 Cr x Pts)
2. Add up all the Credits, then add up all the Cr x Pts for the group of courses you are
interested in (like BIOSC, or Co-Reqs).
3. Divide the added Cr x Pts by the added Credits to find the GPA

GPA = added Cr x Pts

added Cr
Grade
Pts

A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
*Except for the “A” grade, a plus
(+) adds on .25
*for all the grades, a minus (-)
subtracts .25


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Microbiology Progress Record

BIOSC #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x
Pts
0150 Intro Bio I (UHC 0715) 3
0050 Intro Bio Lab I 1
0160 Intro Bio II (UHC 0716) 3
0060 Intro Bio Lab II 1
0350 Genetics / (UHC 0355) 3/4
0370 Ecol or 1130 Evolution 3
1000* Biochemistry
3
1850 Microbiology (Spring) 3
1865 Microbial Phys (Fall) 3
1860 Micro Lab (not 1855) Fall 2
1570 Sr Seminar (Spring) 1
† Micro Elect

3
† Micro Elect

3
† Micro Elect Lab

1-2

TOTAL



BIOSC minimum 32 credits; * or 1810/1820 for 6 Cr
†Micro Electives must be chosen from list on back.
Foundational Skills Requirements

Comp Int ___________ Sem in Comp ________
CAS Writ ___________ 2nd Writ ____________
(in your major)
Algebra ____________ Quant.______________

Disciplinary Approaches Requirements

Lit_______________________________________
Music/Art - 1st _____________________________

Creative Exp/2nd Lit/Mus/Art ______________

Phil _____________________________________
Soc Sci __________________________________
Hist _____________________________________
Natural Sciences Fulfilled by Major

For. Lang.________________________________
IF 1 _____________________________________
IF 2 _____________________________________
IF 3 _____________________________________
IF Non-Western____________________________
Any Non-Western course fills 2 Disciplinary Approach
requirements - itself and one other.
† Students enrolled in CAS prior to 04-1 exempted.

CO-REQUISITES for major:

CHEM #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 Gen 1 4
0120 Gen 2 4
0310 Org 1 3
0330 O-lab 1 1
0320 Org 2 3
0340 O-lab 2 1

Math #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
Math 0220 4
2nd:

"2nd math" options: Math 0230, Stat 1000


PHYS #
Cr.
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 (alg) 3
0111 (alg) 3
0174 (calc) 4
0175 (calc) 4
0212 or 0219
(lab)
2
Take one sequence (alg OR calc), lab is optional for
degree but required for med school and some grad
schools.


Total Co-req




Overall GPA ____________ BIOSC QPA_____________
TOTAL CR. _____________ Co-Req QPA____________
(Need 120 for BS Degree)


About grade requirements... see back.


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to complete Microbiology Major ---- Select two 3-credit lecture courses and one lab or field* course from Micro
Electives list below:

Microbiology Electives List


0390 Ecology Lab (Fall, or Sum @ PYM) 1
1030 Commercial Microbiology (Spring Irreg) 3
1260* Aquatic Botany (Sum @ PYM) 3
1280 Microbial Genet. Engineering (Spr odd) 3
1290 Experiment. Genetic Eng. Lab (Spr odd) 1
1360* Microbial Ecology (Sum @ PYM) 3
1500 Cell Biology (Fall) 3
1510 Cell Biology Laboratory (Fall) 1
1540 Computational Biology (Spring) 3
1730 Virology (Spring even) 3
1740 Virology Laboratory (Spring even) 1
1750 Immunology Lab (Spring Irregular) 2
1760 Immunology (Fall irregular) 3
1820 Metabolic Pathways (Spring) 3
*(only when taken with 1810)
1940 Molecular Biology (Fall) 3
1950 Molecular Genetics Lab (Fall) 2
1999 Medical Microbiology (Fall) 3


Grades, BIOSC QPA and Co-Req QPA requirements:

a) You must have a grade of "C" or better in your 32
credits of Biology
courses for the BIOSC major - this
means no C- in a BIOSC course can be used for the
major. [However, a C- can count towards your total
120 credits for the bachelor’s degree, and is
averaged into your BIOSC QPA.]

b) AND an overall BIOSC QPA
(32 plus any extra
BIOSC credits) of 2.0 or better

c) AND your corequisite QPA
must average to 2.0 or
better. [Thus, a grade lower than C in Math,
Chemistry or Physics can be used if the co-req QPA
still averages to 2.0]
Departmental W RIT Courses

DON'T count in 32 BIOSC Credits for major, but
DO Count towards total degree 120 Credits
Bolded courses are suggested for this major.

0391 Ecology Lab (Writ) 1
1010 Writing in the Biological Sciences 2
1291 Microbial Genetics Lab (Writ) 1
1511 Cell Biology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1531 Develop. Biology Lab (Writ) 1
1551 Ecology/Evolution Seminar (Writ) 1
1561 Cell & Devel. Biol. Seminar (Writ) 1
1571 Microbiology Seminar (Writ) 1
1581 Biochemistry Seminar (Writ) 1
1741 Virology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1831 Biochemistry Laboratory (Writ) 1
1861 Microbiology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1881 Animal Physiology Lab. (Writ) 1
1951 Molec. Genetics Laboratory (Writ) 1





Calculating your QPA (use Cr, Pts & Cr x Pts columns provided on the front of this sheet):
1. For each course, multiply the Credits (Cr) times the point value of the grade (Pts). (a 3 Credit
course grade of "B-" is: 3 Cr x 2.75 Pts = 8.25 Cr x Pts)
2. Add up all the Credits, then add up all the Cr x Pts for the group of courses you are
interested in (like BIOSC, or Co-Reqs).
3. Divide the added Cr x Pts by the added Credits to find the GPA

GPA = added Cr x Pts

added Cr
Grade
Pts

A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
*Except for the “A” grade, a plus
(+) adds on .25
*for all the grades, a minus (-)
subtracts .25




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Ecology & Evolution Progress Record

BIOSC #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x
Pts
0150 Intro Bio I (UHC 0715) 3
0050 Intro Bio Lab I 1
0160 Intro Bio II (UHC 0716) 3
0060 Intro Bio Lab II 1
0350 Genetics/(UHC 0355) 3/4
0370 Ecology (F, S, Sm) 3
0390 Ecol. Lab (F, Sm) 1
1000* Biochem (F, S, Sm) 3
1130 Evolution (Spr only) 3
1320 Populat. Bio (F only) 3
1550 Sr. Sem. (Spr only) 1
Pymatuning (Sm only) 3
BIOSC Elective(s) 4


TOTAL



BIOSC must total 32 credits
* or 1810 & 1820 for 6 cred. Including 3 BIOSC Elect cred.
Foundational Skills Requirements

Comp Int ___________ Sem in Comp ________
CAS Writ ___________ 2nd Writ ____________
(in your major)
Algebra ____________ Quant.______________

Disciplinary Approaches Requirements

Lit_______________________________________
Music/Art - 1st _____________________________

Creative Exp/2nd Lit/Mus/Art ______________

Phil _____________________________________
Soc Sci __________________________________
Hist _____________________________________
Natural Sciences Fulfilled by Major

For. Lang.________________________________
IF 1 _____________________________________
IF 2 _____________________________________
IF 3 _____________________________________
IF Non-Western____________________________
Any Non-Western course fills 2 Disciplinary Approach
requirements - itself and one other.
† Students enrolled in CAS prior to 04-1 exempted.


CO-REQUISITES for major (Chem, Math, Phys):

CHEM #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 Gen 1 4
0120 Gen 2 4
0310 Org 1 3
0330 O-lab 1 1
0320 Org 2 3
0340 O-lab 2 1

Math #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
Math 0220 4
2nd:

"2nd math" options: MATH 0230, STAT 1000



PHYS #
Cr.
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 (alg) 3
0111 (alg) 3
0174 (calc) 4
0175 (calc) 4
0212 or 0219
(lab)
2
Take one sequence (alg OR calc), lab is optional for
degree but required for medical schools and some
graduate schools.

Co-req Total




Overall GPA ____________ BIOSC GPA_____________
TOTAL CR _____________ Co-Req GPA____________
(Need 120 for BS Degree)
About grade requirements... see back.



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to complete Ecology & Evolution major: ---- Select at least 1 field* course, and an additional 4 credits of BIOSC
electives.


Field Course List

(all are taught at Pymatuning except 0740)

0740* Yellowstone Field Course 3
1040* Ecological Management 3
1140* Behavioral Ecology 3
1160* Forest Ecology 3
1170* Limnology 3
1180* Ecol. of Amphibians and Reptiles 3
1190* Aquatic Entomology 3
1220* Ecological Field Studies 3
1230* Ornithology 3
1260* Aquatic Botany 3
1270* Ecology of Fish 3
1300* Vertebrate Community Ecology 3
1330* Field Botany 3
1360* Microbial Ecology 3
1390* Ecology of Invertebrates 3
1410* Vertebrate Ecology 3
1600* Stream Ecology 3



Departmental W RIT Courses

DON'T count in 32 BIOSC Credits for major, but
DO Count towards total degree 120 Credits
Bolded courses are suggested for this major.

0391 Ecology Lab (Writ) 1
1010 Writing in the Biological Sciences 2
1291 Microbial Genetics Lab (Writ) 1
1511 Cell Biology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1531 Develop. Biology Lab (Writ) 1
1551 Ecology/Evolution Seminar (Writ) 1
1561 Cell & Devel. Biol. Seminar (Writ) 1
1571 Microbiology Seminar (Writ) 1
1581 Biochemistry Seminar (Writ) 1
1741 Virology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1831 Biochemistry Laboratory (Writ) 1
1861 Microbiology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1881 Animal Physiology Lab. (Writ) 1
1951 Molec. Genetics Laboratory (Writ) 1

o For BIOSC electives to complete major, see Biological
Sciences Course List in A230 Langley or look online
at:
http://www.pitt.edu/~biohome/Dept/Frame/eemajor.htm
#electives
o Up to 6 credits of the following may be also used as
upper div. electives for the E&E major: NROSCI 1000,
1003 (UHC), 1020, 1012/17, 1045 (UHC) ANTH 1601-
1607, 1609, 1611, 1615, 1618

Grades, BIOSC QPA and Co-Req QPA requirements:

d) You must have a grade of "C" or better in your 32
credits of Biology
courses for the BIOSC major - this
means no C- in a BIOSC course can be used for the
major. [However, a C- can count towards your total
120 credits for the bachelor’s degree, and is
averaged into your BIOSC QPA.]

e) AND an overall BIOSC QPA
(32 plus any extra
BIOSC credits) of 2.0 or better

f) AND your corequisite QPA
must average to 2.0 or
better. [Thus, a grade lower than C in Math,
Chemistry or Physics can be used if the co-req QPA
still averages to 2.0]



Calculating your QPA (use Cr, Pts & Cr x Pts columns provided on the front of this sheet):
4. For each course, multiply the Credits (Cr) times the point value of the grade (Pts). (a 3 Credit
course grade of "B-" is: 3 Cr x 2.75 Pts = 8.25 Cr x Pts)
5. Add up all the Credits, then add up all the Cr x Pts for the group of courses you are
interested in (like BIOSC, or Co-Reqs).
6. Divide the added Cr x Pts by the added Credits to find the GPA

GPA = added Cr x Pts

added Cr
Grade
Pts

A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
*Except for the “A” grade, a plus
(+) adds on .25
*for all the grades, a minus (-)
subtracts .25




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Molecular Biology – Biochemistry Progress Record

BIOSC #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x
Pts
0150 Intro I (UHC 0715) 3
0050 Intro Bio Lab I 1
0160 Intro II (UHC 0716) 3
0060 Intro Bio Lab II 1
0350 Genetics/(UHC 0355) 3/4
Elective
3
1810 Macromolec... (F) 3
1820 Metabol. Path. (S) 3
1830 Biochem Lab (S) 3
1940 Molecular Biol. (F) 3
1950 Mol. Gen. Lab (F) 2
*1470 Biophys Chem (S) 3
1580 Sr Sem Bioch. (S) 1
TOTAL



* or Chem 1410 & 1420 (6 Cr) can substitute for 1470



CO-REQUISITES for major (Chem, Phys, Math):


CHEM #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 Gen 1 4
0120 Gen 2 4
0310 Org 1 3
0330 O-lab 1 1
0320 Org 2 3
0340 O-lab 2 1


Math #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
Math 0220 4
Math 0230 4




Foundational Skills Requirements

Comp Int ___________ Sem in Comp ________
CAS Writ ___________ 2nd Writ ____________
(in your major)
Algebra ____________ Quant.______________

Disciplinary Approaches Requirements

Lit_______________________________________
Music/Art - 1st _____________________________

Creative Exp/2nd Lit/Mus/Art ______________

Phil _____________________________________
Soc Sci __________________________________
Hist _____________________________________
Natural Sciences Fulfilled by Major

For. Lang.________________________________
IF 1 _____________________________________
IF 2 _____________________________________
IF 3 _____________________________________
IF Non-Western____________________________
Any Non-Western course fills 2 Disciplinary Approach
requirements - itself and one other.
† Students enrolled in CAS prior to 04-1 exempted.


PHYS #
Cr.
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 (alg) 3
0111 (alg) 3
0174 (calc) 4
0175 (calc) 4
0212 or 0219
(lab)
2
Take one sequence (alg OR calc), lab is optional for
degree but required for medical schools and some
graduate schools.

Total Co-req




Overall GPA ____________ BIOSC GPA_____________
TOTAL CR. _____________ Co-Req GPA____________
(Need 120 for BS Degree)
About grade requirements... see back.

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For BIOSC electives to complete major, see Biological Sciences Course List in A230 Langley or look online
at: http://www.pitt.edu/~biohome/Dept/Frame/molecularbiologymajor.htm#electives.

Up to 6 credits of the following may be also used as BIOSC electives: NROSC 1000, 1003 (UHC), 1020, 1012/17, 1045 (UHC),
ANTH 1601, 1602,1603, 1605, 1611
____________________________________________________________________________________________________



Grades, BIOSC QPA and CO-REQ QPA requirements:

a) You must have a grade of "C" or better in your 32
credits of Biology
courses for the BIOSC major - this
means no C- in a BIOSC course can be used for the
major.
[However, a C- can count towards your
total 120 credits for the bachelor’s degree,
and is averaged into your BIOSC QPA.]

b) AND an overall BIOSC QPA
(32 plus any extra
BIOSC credits) of 2.0 or better

c) AND your corequisite QPA
must average to 2.0 or
better. [Thus, a grade lower than C in Math,
Chemistry or Physics can be used if the co-req QPA
still averages to 2.0]

Departmental W RIT Courses

DON'T count in 32 BIOSC Credits for major, but
DO Count towards total degree 120 Credits
Bolded courses are suggested for this major.

0391 Ecology Lab (Writ) 1
1010 Writing in the Biological Sciences 2
1291 Microbial Genetics Lab (Writ) 1
1511 Cell Biology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1531 Develop. Biology Lab (Writ) 1
1551 Ecology/Evolution Seminar (Writ) 1
1561 Cell & Devel. Biol. Seminar (Writ) 1
1571 Microbiology Seminar (Writ) 1
1581 Biochemistry Seminar (Writ) 1
1741 Virology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1831 Biochemistry Laboratory (Writ) 1
1861 Microbiology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1881 Animal Physiology Lab. (Writ) 1
1951 Molec. Genetics Laboratory (Writ) 1

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Calculating your QPA (use Cr, Pts & Cr x Pts columns provided on the front of this sheet):
7. For each course, multiply the Credits (Cr) times the point value of the grade (Pts). (a 3 Credit
course grade of "B-" is: 3 Cr x 2.75 Pts = 8.25 Cr x Pts)
8. Add up all the Credits, then add up all the Cr x Pts for the group of courses you are
interested in (like BIOSC, or Co-Reqs).
9. Divide the added Cr x Pts by the added Credits to find the GPA

GPA = added Cr x Pts

added Cr
Grade
Pts

A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
*Except for the “A” grade, a plus
(+) adds on .25
*for all the grades, a minus (-)
subtracts .25



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Molecular Biology – Cell/Developmental Progress Record

BIOSC #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x
Pts
0150 Intro Bio I (UHC 0715) 3
0050 Intro Bio Lab I 1
0160 Intro Bio II (UHC 0716) 3
0060 Intro Bio Lab II 1
0350 Genetics/(UHC 0355) 3/4
Elective 3
1810 Macromolec (Fall) 3
1820 Metabol. Path. (Spr) 3
1940 Molecular Biol. (Fall) 3
1500 Cell Biology (Fall) 3
1520 Developmental (Spr) 3
Elective Lab* 1-2
Elective Lab* 1-3
1560 Sr Sem Cell/Dev (Spr) 1
TOTAL



BIOSC must total min. 32 credits and include:
* 2 upper division labs chosen from 1830, 1510, 1530,
1950
CO-REQUISITES for major (Chem, Math, Phys):


CHEM #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 Gen 1 4
0120 Gen 2 4
0310 Org 1 3
0330 O-lab 1 1
0320 Org 2 3
0340 O-lab 2 1


Math #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
Math 0220 4
Math 0230 4



Foundational Skills Requirements

Comp Int ___________ Sem in Comp ________
CAS Writ ___________ 2nd Writ ____________
(in your major)
Algebra ____________ Quant.______________

Disciplinary Approaches Requirements
Lit_______________________________________
Music/Art - 1st _____________________________

Creative Exp/2nd Lit/Mus/Art ______________

Phil _____________________________________
Soc Sci __________________________________
Hist _____________________________________
Natural Sciences Fulfilled by Major

For. Lang.________________________________
IF 1 _____________________________________
IF 2 _____________________________________
IF 3 _____________________________________
IF Non-Western____________________________
Any Non-Western course fills 2 Disciplinary Approach
requirements - itself and one other.
† Students enrolled in CAS prior to 04-1 exempted.



PHYS #
Cr
Grade
Pts
Cr x Pts
0110 (alg) 3
0111 (alg) 3
0174 (calc) 4
0175 (calc) 4
0212 or 0219
(lab)
2
Take one sequence (alg OR calc), lab is optional for
degree but required for med schools and some grad
schools.

Total Co-req



Overall GPA ____________ BIOSC GPA_____________
TOTAL CR. _____________ Co-Req GPA____________
(Need 120 for BS Degree

About grade requirements... see back

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BIOSC Courses to complete Molecular Biology-Cell/Developmental Major ---- 3 elective Cr. & 2 of the
specified labs


For BIOSC electives to complete major, see Biological Sciences Course List in A230 Langley or look online
at: http://www.pitt.edu/~biohome/Dept/Frame/molecularbiologymajor.htm#electives.

Up to 6 credits of the following may be also used as BIOSC electives: NROSC 1000, 1003 (UHC), 1020, 1012/17, 1045 (UHC),
ANTH 1601, 1602,1603, 1605, 1611
____________________________________________________________________________________________________


Select two of these labs for MB-C/D major,
(more may be taken as elective credits)
1510 Cell Biology Laboratory (Fall) 1
1530 Developmental Biol. Lab. (Spring) 1
1830 Biochemistry Laboratory (Spring) 3
1950 Molecular Genetics Laboratory (Fall) 2


Grades, BIOSC QPA and CO-REQ QPA requirements:

a) You must have a grade of "C" or better in your 32
credits of Biology
courses for the BIOSC major - this
means no C- in a BIOSC course can be used for the
major.
[However, a C- can count towards your
total 120 credits for the bachelor’s degree,
and is averaged into your BIOSC QPA.]

b) AND an overall BIOSC QPA
(32 plus any extra
BIOSC credits) of 2.0 or better

c) AND your corequisite QPA
must average to 2.0 or
better. [Thus, a grade lower than C in Math,
Chemistry or Physics can be used if the co-req QPA
still averages to 2.0]



Departmental W RIT Courses

DON'T count in 32 BIOSC Credits for major, but
DO Count towards total degree 120 Credits
Bolded courses are suggested for this major.

0391 Ecology Lab (Writ) 1
1010 Writing in the Biological Sciences 2
1291 Microbial Genetics Lab (Writ) 1
1511 Cell Biology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1531 Develop. Biology Lab (Writ) 1
1551 Ecology/Evolution Seminar (Writ) 1
1561 Cell & Devel. Biol. Seminar (Writ) 1
1571 Microbiology Seminar (Writ) 1
1581 Biochemistry Seminar (Writ) 1
1741 Virology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1831 Biochemistry Laboratory (Writ) 1
1861 Microbiology Laboratory (Writ) 1
1881 Animal Physiology Lab. (Writ) 1
1951 Molec. Genetics Laboratory (Writ) 1

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Calculating your QPA (use Cr, Pts & Cr x Pts columns provided on the front of this sheet):
10. For each course, multiply the Credits (Cr) times the point value of the grade (Pts). (a 3 Credit
course grade of "B-" is: 3 Cr x 2.75 Pts = 8.25 Cr x Pts)
11. Add up all the Credits, then add up all the Cr x Pts for the group of courses you are
interested in (like BIOSC, or Co-Reqs).
12. Divide the added Cr x Pts by the added Credits to find the GPA

GPA = added Cr x Pts

added Cr
Grade
Pts

A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
*Except for the “A” grade, a plus
(+) adds on .25
*for all the grades, a minus (-)
subtracts .25




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See Departmental Course Descriptions and Syllabi at
http://www.pitt.edu/~biohome/Dept/Frame/courses.htm
Biological Sciences Course List
This list is only a guide. Items on this list can and do change.
Please check regularly with your advisor when planning your schedule.


ABBREVIATIONS and NOTES:

Irr. = Offered Irregularly; I.P. = Instructor’s Permission; var. = variable credits
# =
Pre-requisites must be completed with grade of C or better before
taking the course for which they are required;
Co-(
c
)requisites may be taken either before or simultaneously with
the course for which they are required.

= Students must complete Biosc 0050 and 0060 with a grade of a C or better before enrolling in any upper division
laboratory course (Biosc 0390 or a higher course number).
* = A field course offered at the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology. Not all field courses are offered every summer.
† = Offered in alternate years... † e = even numbered years; † o = odd numbered years



Number Title Cr. Term(s) Pre- or Co(
c
)-Requisites
#

0050 Foundations of Biology Lab 1 1 F,Sp,Sm
c
Biosc 0150
0060 Foundations of Biology Lab 2 1 Sp,Sm Biosc 0050,
c
0160


0100 Preparation for Biology 3 F None
0150 Foundations of Biology 1 3 F,Sp,Sm None
0715 Foundations of Biology 1 (UHC) 3 F None (UHC Adm.)
0160 Foundations of Biology 2 3 F,Sp,Sm Biosc 0150
0716 Foundations of Biology 2 (UHC) 3 Sp Biosc 0150 (UHC Adm.)

0350 Genetics 3 F,Sp,Sm Biosc 0160, Chem 0120
0355 Genetics (UHC) 4 F Biosc 0160, Chem 0120 (UHC Adm.)
0370 Ecology 3 F, Sp, Sm* Biosc 0160
0390 Ecology Lab


(0391 W opt). 1 F, Sm*
c
Biosc 0370
0740 Yellowstone Field Course (UHC) 4 Sm None (UHC Adm.)
1000 Biochemistry 3 F,Sp,Sm Biosc 0160, Chem 0320 or 0360
1010 Writing in the Biological Sciences (WRIT) 2 F,Sp Biosc 0160, Engcmp 0200
1030 Commercial Microbiology 3 Sp (Irr) Biosc 0160, Chem 0320
1040 Ecological Management 3 Sm* Biosc 0160


1050 Special Topics in Marine Biology var Sem@Sea Biosc 0160


1060 Special Topics in Biology var Sem@Sea Biosc 0160


1080 Human Anatomy & Physiology 6 Sm Biosc 0160, Chem 0120
1130 Evolution 3 Sp Biosc 0350
1140 Behavioral Ecology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1160 Forest Ecology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1170 Limnology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1180 Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1190 Aquatic Entomology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1200 Vertebrate Morphology 3 F Biosc 0160
1210 Vertebrate Morphology Lab


2 F
c
Biosc 1200
1220 Ecological Field Studies 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1230 Ornithology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1240 Hum. Skeletal Anal. [Anth 1602] (Lab)

4 F Biosc 0160 or Anth 0681
1250 Human Physiology 3 F; Sp irr Biosc 0160, Chem 0120
1260 Aquatic Botany 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1270 Ecology of Fish 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1280 Microbial Genetic Engineering 3 Sp† o Biosc 0350, 1850
1290 Genetic Engineering Lab

(1291 W opt.) 1 Sp† o Biosc 1855 or 1860,
c
1280
1300 Vertebrate Community Ecology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1320 Population Biology 3 F Biosc 0370
1330 Field Botany 3 Sm* Biosc 0160


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1350 Plant Biology 3 F Biosc 0160

1370 Biogeography 3 Irr. Biosc 0160
1360 Microbial Ecology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1380 Global Ecology 3 Irr. None
1390 Ecology of Invertebrates 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1410 Vertebrate Ecology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1450 Histology

(includes Lab) 4 Sp Biosc 0160
1460 Economic Botany 3 Sp Biosc 0160
1470 Biophysical Chemistry 3 Sp Biosc 0160, Math 0230


1480 Embryology 3 F Biosc 0160
1500 Cell Biology 3 F Biosc 1000 or
1810
1510 Cell Biology Lab

(1511 W opt.) 1 F
c
Biosc 1500
1520 Developmental Biology 3 Sp Biosc 0350
1530 Developmental Biology Lab

(1531 W opt.) 1 Sp
c
Biosc 1520
1540 Computational Biology 3 Sp Biosc 0350
1550 Ecology/Evolution Seminar (1551 W opt.) 1 Sp Biosc 0350, 0370, 1130
1560 Cell & Devel. Biol. Seminar (1561 W opt.) 1 Sp Biosc 1500,
c
1520
1570 Microbiology Seminar (1571 W opt.) 1 Sp Biosc 1865
1580 Biochemistry Seminar (1581 W opt.) 1 Sp Biosc 1810, 1820
1590 Special Topics in Biological Sciences var Irr Biosc 0160
1600 Stream Ecology 3 Sm* Biosc 0160
1730 Virology 3 Sp† e Biosc 0350, 1000, 1850 (or I.P.)
1740 Virology Lab

(1741 W opt.) 1 Sp† e Biosc 1855 or 1860,
c
1730
1750 Immunology Lab 2 Sp Irr Biosc 0350, 1760
1760 Immunology 3 F Irr Biosc 0350, suggest 1000
1810 Macromolecular Structure & Function 3 F Chem 0320
1820 Metabolic Pathways 3 Sp Biosc 1810
1830 Biochemistry Lab


(1831W opt.) 3 Sp Biosc 1810,
c
1820
1850 Microbiology 3 Sp Biosc 0160
1855 Intro to Experimental Micro

(Lab) 1 Sp
c
Biosc 1850
1865 Microbial Physiology 3 F Biosc 1850,
c
Biosc 1000 or 1810
1860 Microbiology Lab


(1861W opt.) 2 F Biosc 1850
1870 Animal Physiology 3 Sp Biosc 0160
1880 Animal Physiology Lab


(1881 W opt.) 1 Sp†e
c
Biosc 1870
1940 Molecular Biology 3 F Biosc 1810, or
1000
1950 Molecular Genetics Lab


(1951W opt.) 2 F
c
Biosc 1940 (if 1000: grade of A or B)
1999 Medical Microbiology 3 F Biosc 1850


-> Courses listed with: XXX1W (for example see 1950/1951W just above) have a 1 credit Writing Practicum
option
-> Some WRIT practica are restricted by major
-> All Writing Courses have a pre-requisite of EngCmp 0200.
-> The Writing Practica DO NOT count towards the department-required 32 "biology" credits for each major, but
DO count as degree credits towards the CAS-required 120.


These courses DO NOT count towards the 32 "biology" credits required for majors, but DO count as degree
credits.

0100 Preparation for Biology 3 F None
0800 Biology for Non-majors I 3 F None
0810 Biology for Non-majors II 3 Sp None
1010 Writing in the Biological Sciences 2 F,Sp Biosc 0160, Engcmp 0200


1690 Experience in Undergrad. Teaching var. F,Sp,Sm By arrangement only
1901 Independent Study var. F,Sp,Sm 0160, by arrangement only
1903 Undergraduate Research var. F,Sp,Sm 0060, 0160, by arrangement only
1904 Undergraduate Honors Research var. F,Sp,Sm 0060, 0160, by arrangement only


Do accept ≤ 6cr from NROSCI 1000,1003, 1020,1012,1017,1045, ANTH 1601, 1602, 1603, 1605, 1611


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Elective Ideas

In addition to completing foundational skills, disciplinary approaches, and major requirements, students must
usually take 15 or more credits of electives to complete the 120 total credits required for a College of Arts and
Sciences degree. These electives may be used to pursue other interests, complete a minor or certificate, or gain
knowledge in complementary areas to prepare for specific careers. Disciplinary Approaches courses chosen wisely
can also serve these purposes.

The following pages detail potential electives for students who plan to pursue careers in business, forensic science,
health professions, science education, science policy and environmental professions, and science writing. The
recommendations are not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather, students should investigate the field, work with
advisors, and pursue personal interests in order to create a reasonable schedule.

When selecting courses, always remember to read course descriptions and check for prerequisites. It is the
student’s responsibility to ensure they have met the necessary requirements before registering for a course.

Also note that many of the electives on the next pages are not offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.
Remember that you may count a maximum of 18 non-CAS credits (courses from the College of General Studies,
School of Education, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, College of Business Administration, School of
Nursing, Graduate School of Public Health, and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs) toward your
degree.


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Business Electives

Students interested in careers on the business side of science, including pharmaceutical and technical sales,
hospital administration, and marketing, fundraising, or management, for scientific companies or organizations,
should consider taking business electives to round out their curriculum.

Most courses in the College of Business Administration are restricted to business majors. However, the following
Business Service courses are available to all undergraduates.

BUSERV 1910 Introduction to Business
BUSERV 1915 Introduction to Management
BUSERV 1920 Financial Accounting
BUSERV 1925 Cost Accounting
BUSERV 1955 Principles of Selling
BUSERV 1980 The Legal Environment of Business
BUSERV 1985 Small Business Management

Individuals planning to work in non-profit institutions such as hospitals will especially benefit from the following
Public Service courses.

PUBSRV 1110 Financial Management in the Public Sector
PUBSRV 1210 Financial Management in Non-profit Organizations
PUBSRV 1130 Planning in the Public Sector
PUBSRV 1200 Practices of Non-profit Management
PUBSRV 1350 Public & Non-profit Performance Accounting
PUBSRV 1315 Managing Projects and Contracts

Those with specific interests in managing health services might consider pursuing a Certificate in Community
Health Assessment or Managing Health Services Programs through the College of General Studies.

Community Health Assessment Certificate Requirements (18 credits):
NUR 0155 Issues in Cross-Cultural Healthcare
HRS 1017 Introduction to Epidemiology
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics: Health Communication
NUR* Risk Factors and Health (* Course Number TBA)
PUBSRV 1305 Health, Law, and Ethics
SOC 0477 Medical Sociology or
PUBSRV 1200 Practices of Non-profit Management
For more information view the full certificate description
on the CGS website.

Managing Health Services Programs and Projects Certificate Requirements (18 credits):
NUR 0155 Issues in Cross-Cultural Healthcare
HRS 1017 Introduction to Epidemiology
BUSERV 1915 Introduction to Management
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics: Health Communication
PUBSRV 0040 Public Service Technologies
One of the following courses:
PUBSRV 1315 Managing Projects and Contracts
PUBSRV 1110 Financial Management in the Public Sector
HRS 1009 Organizational Theory and Concepts in Healthcare Facilities
For more information view the full certificate description
on the CGS website.

*Note – You may count a maximum of 18 credits outside the College of Arts and Sciences toward the 120 credits
required for a CAS degree.


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Forensic Science Electives

In addition to a major in one of the physical sciences, students interested in forensic science might consider taking
Administration of Justice courses through the College of General Studies*. Particularly relevant courses include:

ADMJ 1100 Crime Scene Investigation
ADMJ 1115 Criminalistics

Requirements for a minor in Administration of Justice are as follows:
1. ADMJ 0500 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 credits
2. ADMJ 1400 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 credits
3. ADMJ 3 electives 9 credits

*Note – You may count a maximum of 18 credits outside the College of Arts and Sciences toward the 120 credits
required for a CAS degree.

Statistics courses will also be valuable. Introductory courses include:

STAT 0200 Basic Applied Statistics
STAT 1000 Applied Statistical Methods

The minor in applied statistics requires 16 credits, consisting of the following courses:
1. STAT 1000 (Applied Statistical Methods). Acceptable substitutes include STAT 1100 (Statistics and
Probability for Business Management), ENGR 0020 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers 1), and STAT
0200 (Basic Applied Statistics).
2. STAT 1221 (Applied Regression).
3. Three additional courses from STAT 12XX through 17XX, excluding STAT 1223.

Effective written and verbal communication is essential in the field of forensic science. The following
Communication and English Composition courses may prove helpful in honing these skills, as will writing
courses within the science disciplines.

COMMRC 0520 Public Speaking
COMMRC 1101 Evidence
COMMRC 1111 Theories of Persuasion: Fields of Persuasion
ENGCMP 0410 Writing in the Legal Professions
ENGCMP 0450 Research Writing

Students planning to focus on biological or chemical forensic science (i.e. DNA analysis, toxicology) should
consider taking the following Biology and Chemistry courses.

BIOSC 1940 Molecular Biology
BIOSC 1950 Molecular Genetics Laboratory
CHEM 0250 Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 0260 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 1250 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 1255 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

The following Anthropology courses may also be of interest to future forensic scientists.

ANTH 0680 Introductory Physical Anthropology
ANTH 1602 Skeletal Analysis




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Health Professions Electives

Individuals interested in a career in the health professions may find the following courses appealing.
ANTH 0538 The Archeologist Looks at Death
ANTH 1761 Patients & Healers: Medical
Anthropology 1
CAS 0155 Contemporary Issues in Cross-
Cultural Healthcare
CSD 1020 Nature of Language
CSD 1021 Language Development
CSD 1025 Hearing Science
CSD 1026 Speech Science
CSD 1230 Introduction to Speech Language
Pathology
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics: Health
Communication
ECON 0220 Introduction to Health Economics
EM 1102 Emergency Medical Technician
HIST 1090 History of Medicine and Healthcare
HPRED 0050 Sports and Drugs
HPRED 0196 First Aid and CPR
HPRED 1211 Athletic Injury Prevention
HPRED 1212 Athletic Injury Prevention Lab
HPRED 1300 Nutrition in Exercise and Sport
HPRED 1042 Physiology of Exercise
HPS 0612 Mind and Medicine
HPS 0613 Morality and Medicine
HRS 1017 Introduction to Epidemiology
HRS 1018 Survey of Health and Rehabilitation
Professions
NROSCI 0081 Drugs and Behavior
PSY 0010 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 0310 Developmental Psychology
PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 1215 Health Psychology
PSY 1235 Alcohol Use and Abuse
PSY 1315 Developmental Psychology: Infancy
PSY 1270 Child Psychopathology
PSY 1320 Developmental Psychology:
Language
PUBSRV 1305 Health, Law, and Ethics
REHSCI 1290 Practical Issues in Disability
REHSCI 1811 Basic Athletic Training
REHSCI 1812 Basic Athletic Training Lab
SOC 0477 Medical Sociology
SOC 1450 Health and Illness
SOC 1488 History of Medicine and Healthcare

You might also consider pursuing a Certificate in Community Health Assessment or Managing Health Services
Programs through the College of General Studies or a Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine
through the History and Philosophy of Science department.

Community Health Assessment Certificate Requirements (18 credits):
NUR 0155 Issues in Cross-Cultural Healthcare
HRS 1017 Introduction to Epidemiology
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics: Health Communication
NUR* Risk Factors and Health (* Course Number TBA)
PUBSRV 1305 Health, Law, and Ethics
SOC 0477 Medical Sociology or
PUBSRV 1200 Practices of Non-profit Management
For more information view the full certificate description
on the CGS website.

Managing Health Services Programs and Projects Certificate Requirements (18 credits):
NUR 0155 Issues in Cross-Cultural Healthcare
HRS 1017 Introduction to Epidemiology
BUSERV 1915 Introduction to Management
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics: Health Communication
PUBSRV 0040 Public Service Technologies
PUBSRV 1315 Managing Projects and Contracts or
PUBSRV 1110 Financial Management in the Public Sector or
HRS 1009 Organizational Theory and Concepts in Healthcare Facilities
For more information view the full certificate description
on the CGS website.
*Note – You may count a maximum of 18 credits outside the College of Arts and Sciences toward the 120 credits
required for a CAS degree.


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Conceptual Foundations of Medicine Certificate Requirements (18 credits):
HPS 0612 Mind and Medicine
HPS 0613 Morality and Medicine
BIOSC 0150 Foundations of Biology 1
BIOSC 0160 Foundations of Biology 2
Two additional upper-level courses in two different departments dealing with social and conceptual issues in
the biomedical sciences. Approved elective courses listed below.
Students must earn at least a C grade in each of the required courses and at least a C+ average overall in the
certificate requirements.
Conceptual Foundations of Medicine Certificate Approved Elective Courses
(Course Offerings vary by term. Updated list available in 1017 CL or at
http://www.pitt.edu/~hpsdept/under/cfm/cfm.html
)

APPROVED COURSE PREREQUISITES
ANTH 0538 The Archeologist Looks at Death
ANTH 0768 Human Sexuality in Cross Culture
ANTH 1743 Anthropology of Aging and Death
ANTH 1761 Patients and Healers: Medical Anthropology
ANTH 1793 Asian Medical Systems
ANTH 1796 Alternative Health and Healing
NROSCI 0081 Drugs and Behavior
PS 1230 Environmental Politics and Policy
PS 1261 American Public Policy
PS 1267 Environmental Politics and Policy Seminar in Composition and PS 0200
PS 1542 Global Environmental Politics
PSY 1110/1112 Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality

PSY 1210 Introduction to Clinical Psychology PSY 0010, PSY 0160, and PSY 1205
PSY 1215 Health Psychology
PSY 0010 or 0012 (formerly 0015), PSY
0035, and PSY 0105 or 0505
PSY 1225 Psychology of Emotion
PSY 0035, and PSY 0105 or PSY 0160 or
PSY 0310
PSY 1230 Psychology of Death and Dying PSY 0105 or PSY 0310 or PSY 0160
PSY 1235 Alcohol Use and Abuse
PSY 0010, PSY 0035, PSY 1205, and PSY
0105 or 0420
RELGST 1252/JS 1252/HIST 1769 History of the Holocaust
SOC 0477 Medical Sociology
SOC 1450 Health and Illness SOC 0477 or Instructor Permission
SOC 1488/HIST 1090 History of Medicine and Healthcare Honors College Permission



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Science Education Electives

Students planning a career in secondary science education will need to be certified after completing their
undergraduate degree. The University of Pittsburgh School of Education offers two programs to earn this
certification: the Professional Year Program and the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. More information about
these programs can be found on the School of Education website
. The Professional Year Program requires the
following three prerequisites, which can be taken as an undergraduate. These courses may also be of interest to
future science educators who do not require certification (i.e. zoo or museum educators).

ADMPS 1001 Social Foundations of Education
I&L 1430 Introduction to Science Education
PSYED 1001 Introduction to Educational Psychology or
PSYED 1003 Adolescent Psychology or
PSY 0405 Learning and Motivation

Additionally, students who wish to be certified in General Science in addition to Biology should take an introductory
course in both Astronomy and Geology.

The following courses are not required for certification, but may appeal to students interested in science
education.

ADMPS 0479 Sociology of Education
I&L 1580 Foundations of Special Education
I&L 1701 Early Field Experience – Secondary Education
PSYED 0005 Lifespan Development
PSYED 1002 Child Development
PSYED 1012 Developmental Disabilities
PSYED 1016 Developmental Curriculum and Activities
PSYED 1071 Assessing Students During Classroom Instruction
PSY 0310 Developmental Psychology
PSY 0421 Cognitive Psychology for Non-majors

*Note – You may count a maximum of 18 credits outside the College of Arts and Sciences toward the 120 credits
required for a CAS degree.


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Science Policy and Environmental Electives



Knowledge of economics is essential for individuals working in public policy. The following courses provide a
basic background in economics and delve into the relationship between economics and scientific topics.

ECON 0100 Introduction to Microeconomic Theory
ECON 0110 Introduction to Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 0220 Introduction to Health Economics
ECON 0360 Introduction to Environment and Resource Economics
ECON 0450 Economics of Technological Change
ECON 0800 Introduction to Economics
ECON 1560 World Food Economy

Requirements for a Minor in Economics (15 credits):
ECON 0100 Introduction to Microeconomic Theory
ECON 0110 Introduction to Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 1100 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or
ECON 1110 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON Two electives (0800 series courses do not count)

An understanding of government, policy, and politics will also prove indispensable to those planning a future in
science policy. The following courses in the Political Science department will provide the basics as well some
specifics in the area of science policy.

PS 0200 American Political Process
PS 1211 Legislative Process
PS 1213 Law and Politics
PS 1261 American Public Policy
PS 1262 Health Policy in the US
PS 1267 Environmental Politics and Policy

Requirements for a Minor in Political Science – American Government Sequence (15 credits):
PS 0200 American Political Process
PS Four American Government Electives*

*List of allowable electives available at http://www.advising.pitt.edu/majors/ps-m&m.doc
. Most of the above
courses are included.

Further study in public policy and legal issues is available through the College of General Studies in the following
Legal Studies and Public Service courses.

LEGLST 1320 Law and the Environment

PUBSRV 0030 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
PUBSRV 1305 Health, Law, and Ethics
PUBSRV 1415 Environmental Policy and Management

*Note – You may count a maximum of 18 credits outside the College of Arts and Sciences toward the 120 credits
required for a CAS degree.


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The following Chemistry, History and Philosophy of Science, and Sociology offer a range of perspectives on
environmental, technology, and policy issues.

CHEM 0810 Contemporary Issues and their Impact on Public Policy
HPS 0517 Thinking about the Environment
HPS 0633 Science, Philosophy, and Public Policy
SOC 0003 Technology and Social Change
SOC 1445 Society and the Environment

Individuals working in science policy need to be generalists versed in a wide range of sciences. Courses in
Geology will add to the science knowledge base attained through a major in the Biological Sciences department.
These courses are also important as they provided a scientific understanding of the many environmental issues
tackled by science policy professionals. Following are some basic and environmentally focused geology courses.

GEOL 0040 Physical Geology
GEOL 0055 Geology Laboratory
GEOL 0800 Geology
GEOL 0802 Geology of the National Parks
GEOL 0860 Environmental Geology
GEOL 1055 Environmental Sciences, Ethics, and Public Policy
GEOL 1020 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GEOL 1515 Environmental Geochemistry
GEOL 1640 Geohazards

Responsibilities of policy professionals often include synthesizing information and preparing written reports on
demand, providing technical testimony, and resolving differences between members of their constituency.
Therefore, they must be effective written and verbal communicators. Students interested in a career in science
policy should consider taking English Composition and Communication courses in order to hone their skills in
these areas. Following are a few basic courses to start with.

ENGCMP 0400 Written Professional Communication
ENGCMP 0420 Writing for the Public
ENGCMP 0450 Research Writing

COMMRC 0300 Communication Process
COMMRC 0310 Rhetorical Process
COMMRC 0520 Public Speaking
COMMRC 0530 Interpersonal Communication


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Science Writing/Journalism Electives

Courses in the English Writing, English Composition, and Communication departments will enhance your
science curriculum and hone the skills necessary for a career in Science Writing or Journalism. Particularly
relevant courses include:

ENGWRT 0550 Introduction to Journalism
ENGWRT 1310 Newspaper 1
ENGWRT 1320 Newspaper 2
ENGWRT 1330 Nonfiction 1
ENGWRT 1340 Nonfiction 2
ENGWRT 1395 Public Relations Writing
ENGWRT 1397 Creative Corporate Writing

ENGCMP 0400 Written Professional Communication
ENGCMP 0420 Writing for the Public
ENGCMP 0450 Research Writing
ENGCMP 0500 Topics in Composition
ENGCMP 0550 Topics in Public and Professional Writing

COMMRC 0320 Mass Communication Process
COMMRC 1147 Rhetoric of Science
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics in Communication: Broadcast Journalism
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics in Communication: Health Communication
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics in Communication: Documentary

You may choose to take a few of the above courses as electives, or you can pursue a Certificate in Writing or
Communications through the College of General Studies.

Certificate in Writing Requirements (21 credits):
ENGWRT 0520 Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGWRT 0550 Introduction to Journalism
ENGWRT 5 Electives

Certificate in Communications Requirements (24 credits):
Three of the following six courses:
COMMRC 0500 Argument
COMMRC 0520 Public Speaking
COMMRC 0530 Interpersonal Communication
COMMRC 0540 Discussion
COMMRC 0550 Speech Composition
COMMRC 0560 Interviewing
COMMRC 5 Electives

Additionally, a Certificate in Public and Professional Writing is available through CAS.

Certificate in Public and Professional Writing Requirements (18 credits):
One of the following three courses:
ENGCMP 0400 Written Professional Communication
ENGCMP 0410 Writing in the Legal Professions
ENGCMP 0420 Writing for the Public
ENGCMP 1XXX Two 1000-level ENGCMP Electives
Nine credits from designated intermediate and advanced courses in the English Department

All students who wish to enroll in the certificate program must submit a letter of intent, a resume, and a writing
sample. Students must receive a “B” in the courses required for the certificate. See
http://www.english.pitt.edu/undergraduate/certificates/professional.htm
for more information.


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Curriculum Planning Tips

Sometimes, planning a curriculum can feel a little like playing "blind man's bluff;" you always feel like you are
feeling around in the dark, sure that you've perhaps missed taking a course you'll need as a prerequisite later, or
maybe forgot about that elective lab until it is too late. Consulting regularly with your Bioscience Advisors
should
alleviate your tension. But even before that, you can follow some simple tips for planning your schedule for any of
the majors offered in the Department of Biological Sciences. There is no one "correct" way of planning which
courses you take, or when you take them. For example, some students need to take the Physics courses by their
junior years to prepare for MCATs; others do not. But these are some simple guidelines that can help you avoid
some common mistakes that have often led to problems for other students in the past.

1. Spread out your math and science classes over four years. You should never need to take more than 2
or 3 math and science classes (not counting labs) at the same time! These are time-consuming and
intellectually demanding courses, and overloading during any one semester is usually not a good idea.
2. Spread out your Fundamental Skills, Disciplinary Approaches and Elective courses over four years.
A semester with no science may seem fun at the time, but could haunt you later.
3. Biological Sciences majors do not need to take all the required courses (i.e. Genetics, Ecology,
Biochemistry) before taking Biology elective courses. Many of the Biology electives only require BIOSC
0160 as a prerequisite. In fact, taking a biology elective earlier in the sequence may help you home in on
your interests within the Department!
4. Plan ahead!
a. Make sure you will have taken the appropriate prerequisite courses by the time you take specific
upper division courses. For example, you must take Genetics before taking Developmental Biology.
See the course list for details on prerequisites.
b. Some courses are only offered in the fall or in the spring. This could throw your schedule off by a
whole year if you’re not prepared. For example, Molecular Biology majors must complete Organic
Chemistry 1 & 2 before taking BIOSC 1810. BIOSC 1810 is only offered in Fall and is a
prerequisite for most of the other classes in the Molecular Biology Major. For more information on
when courses are offered, see the course list.
c. Earn a minor or certificate while fulfilling Disciplinary Approach requirements. For example, you can
feasibly complete a history minor as well as your history and 3 international culture requirements
with only 5 courses total. For more information on minors and certificates see the CAS Advising
webpage
.
5. Pursue a passion; take an elective course! Depending on your academic background, you usually have
room for at least 5-15 credits of free electives. Use these elective credits to learn something new, take a PE
class and get in shape, or just have fun.

Following are sample 4-year schedules for each of the majors in the Biological Sciences Department. These are
intended to help you create balanced, long-term curriculum plans. However, please realize there are many ways to
create a schedule and your plan may differ slightly or significantly from the following samples. Use them as a
guide, and work with an advisor to make an appropriate plan.


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Biological Sciences Sample 4-year Schedule

*Note – The following schedule is only a representative sample of how you might create a balanced four-year
schedule to complete a major in Biological Sciences. There are many other ways to organize the courses, and you
should work with an advisor to create a suitable plan for you.

Year 1

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0050
BIOSC 0150
CHEM 0110
MATH 0220
Disciplinary Approach
1
3
4
4
3
15 total
BIOSC 0060
BIOSC 0160
CHEM 0120
Seminar in Composition
Elective
1
3
4
3
3
14 total

Year 2

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC Elective
CHEM 0310
CHEM 0330
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
1
3
3
3
16 total
BIOSC 0350
BIOSC elective
CHEM 0320
CHEM 0340
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
3
1
3
3
16 total


Year 3

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0370
BIOSC elective
BIOSC elective lab
Phys 0110/0174
Disciplinary Approach

3
3
1-2
3/4
3
13-15 total
BIOSC 1000
PHYS 0111/0175
STAT 1000
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3/4
4
3
3
16/17 total

Year 4

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC Elective
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 total
BIOSC 1010
BIOSC elective
BIOSC elective lab
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
2
3
1
3
3
3
15 total




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Microbiology Sample 4-Year Schedule

*Note – The following schedule is only a representative sample of how you might create a balanced four-year
schedule to complete a major in Microbiology. There are many other ways to organize the courses, and you should
work with an advisor to create a suitable plan for you.

Year 1

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0050
BIOSC 0150
CHEM 0110
MATH 0220
Disciplinary Approach
1
3
4
4
3
15 total
BIOSC 0060
BIOSC 0160
CHEM 0120
Seminar in Composition
Elective
1
3
4
3
3
14 total

Year 2

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0350
CHEM 0310
CHEM 0330
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
1
3
3
3
16 total
BIOSC 1850
BIOSC 0370 or 1130
CHEM 0320
CHEM 0340
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
3
1
3
3
16 total


Year 3

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 1000
BIOSC 1860
BIOSC 1865
Phys 0110/0174
Disciplinary Approach

3
2
3
3/4
3
14/15 total
Micro Elective
PHYS 0111/0175
STAT 1000
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3/4
4
3
3
16/17 total

Year 4

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
Micro Elective
Micro Elective Lab
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
3
1-2
3
3
3
3
16-17 total
BIOSC 1570
BIOSC 1571 (W
Course)
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
Elective
1
1

3
3
3
3
14 total



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Ecology & Evolution Sample 4-Year Schedule

*Note – The following schedule is only a representative sample of how you might create a balanced four-year
schedule to complete a major in Ecology & Evolution. There are many other ways to organize the courses, and you
should work with an advisor to create a suitable plan for you.

Year 1

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0050
BIOSC 0150
CHEM 0110
MATH 0220
Elective
1
3
4
4
3
15 total
BIOSC 0060
BIOSC 0160
CHEM 0120
STAT 1000
Seminar in Composition
1
3
4
4
3
15 total

Year 2

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0370
CHEM 0310
CHEM 0330
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
1
3
3
3
16 total
BIOSC 0350
CHEM 0320
CHEM 0340
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
1
3
3
13 total
Summer

BIOSC Field Course 3


Year 3

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0390
BIOSC 1320
Phys 0110/0174
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
1
3
3/4
3
3
3
16/17 total
BIOSC 1130
BIOSC Elective
PHYS 0111/0175
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
3/4
3
3
15/16 total

Year 4

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 1000
BIOSC Elective
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 total
BIOSC 1550
BIOSC 1551 (W
Course)
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
1
1

3
3
3
3
14 total



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Molecular Biology – Biochemistry Sample 4-Year Schedule

*Note – The following schedule is only a representative sample of how you might create a balanced four-year
schedule to complete a major in Molecular Biology – Biochemistry Track. There are many other ways to organize
the courses, and you should work with an advisor to create a suitable plan for you.

Year 1

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0050
BIOSC 0150
CHEM 0110
MATH 0220
Disciplinary Approach
1
3
4
4
3
15 total
BIOSC 0060
BIOSC 0160
CHEM 0120
MATH 0230
Seminar in Composition

1
3
4
4
3
15 total

Year 2

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0350 or
BIOSC elective
CHEM 0310
CHEM 0330
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
3

3
1
3
3
3
16 total
BIOSC 0350 or BIOSC
elective
CHEM 0320
CHEM 0340
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
3

3
1
3
3
3
16 total


Year 3

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 1810
Phys 0110/0174
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3/4
3
3
3
15/16 total
BIOSC 1820
BIOSC 1830
PHYS 0111/0175
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
3
3/4
3
3
15/16 total

Year 4

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 1940
BIOSC 1950
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective


3
2
3
3
3
14 total
BIOSC 1470
BIOSC 1580
BIOSC 1581 (W
Course)
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective

3
1
1

3
3
3
14 total



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Molecular Biology – Cell & Developmental Sample 4-Year Schedule

*Note – The following schedule is only a representative sample of how you might create a balanced four-year
schedule to complete a major in Molecular Biology – Cell & Developmental Track. There are many other ways to
organize the courses, and you should work with an advisor to create a suitable plan for you.

Year 1

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0050
BIOSC 0150
CHEM 0110
MATH 0220
Disciplinary Approach
1
3
4
4
3
15 total
BIOSC 0060
BIOSC 0160
CHEM 0120
MATH 0230
Seminar in Composition

1
3
4
4
3
15 total

Year 2

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 0350
CHEM 0310
CHEM 0330
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
3
3
1
3
3
3
16 total
BIOSC 1520
BIOSC 1530
CHEM 0320
CHEM 0340
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
3
1
3
1
3
3
14 total


Year 3

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 1810
BIOSC elective
Phys 0110/0174
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
3
3
3/4
3
3
15/16 total
BIOSC 1820
PHYS 0111/0175
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
3
3/4
3
3
3
15/16 total

Year 4

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOSC 1940
BIOSC 1500
BIOSC 1510 or 1950
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective

3
3
1-2

3
3
3
16-17 total
BIOSC 1560
BIOSC 1561 (W
Course)
Disciplinary Approach
Disciplinary Approach
Elective
Elective
1
1

3
3
3
3
14 total



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Links

College of Arts and Sciences

(http://cas.pitt.edu)
The College of Arts and Sciences webpage is a great starting point for finding information about classes,
curriculum, policies and procedures, internships, and more.

Online Course Schedule

(http://www.pitt.edu/~registrar/crinPgCrsInfo.htm)
This site provides an online schedule for all courses. This is the same information as is in the printed schedule.

Searchable Schedule and Course Availability

(http://my.pitt.edu)
After logging in, go to the “Schedule of Classes” under “Communities”. Here you’ll find a searchable schedule and
the ability to check if seats are available in specific courses.

Online Course Descriptions

(http://www.pitt.edu/AFShome/c/a/caswww/public/html/cdesc/)
Access course descriptions for all departments online at this website. For each department, you can also find
courses that fulfill degree requirements.

CAS Degree Requirements

(http://www.pitt.edu/~caswww/cdesc/gen_info/degreq.htm)
This site is fantastic for planning your foundational skills and disciplinary approaches requirements. For each
requirement (Literature, Social Science, International/Foreign Culture, etc.) it provides a link to all the courses that
will fulfill the requirement.

CAS, CGS, Wellness & Coaching Minors

(http://www.advising.pitt.edu/majors/start.htm#Minors)
Not sure how to use those extra elective credits? Want to indulge an interest outside of biology? Then consider
pursuing a minor. Many of the requirements can overlap with your disciplinary approaches requirements if you plan
well. This website has links to descriptions of and requirements for all the minors offered in CAS, CGS, and
Wellness & Coaching.

CAS Certificates

(http://www.advising.pitt.edu/majors/start.htm#Certificates)
In addition to minors, you may also pursue a certificate program through the College of Arts and Sciences in areas
ranging from American Sign Language to Photonics to West European Studies.

CGS Certificates

(http://www.pitt.edu/~cgs/certificate.htm)
The College of General Studies also offers certificate programs. These certificates are available to CAS students.
However, you may only count 18 Non-CAS credits toward your degree.

University Center for International Studies

(http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/)
Check out the various programs, certificates, and opportunities available through UCIS. These include the Asian
Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Center for West
European Studies, and Programs in African and Global Studies.

Study Abroad

(http://www.pitt.edu/~abroad/)
The Study Abroad Office, also part of the University Center for International Studies, offers various programs during
the year and in the summer. It is possible to study abroad as a biological sciences major! Start planning early,
meet with departmental and study abroad advisors and you’re on your way. This website will provide the basic
information to get you started on your adventure.

Office of Experiential Learning

(http://www.pitt.edu/~oel/)
The Office of Experiential Learning is a clearinghouse for internship, research, and volunteer opportunities. Check
out the website or stop in their office (B4 Thaw Hall) and explore the resources.


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Forms

All students must bring to their registration appointment a completed Schedule Planner Form detailing the CRNs,
course numbers, days and times, and reasons for preferred and alternate courses. This form will facilitate a quick
and efficient meeting.

Students registering for Undergraduate Research (BIOSC 1903/1904), Internship or Independent Study (BIOSC
1901), or Undergraduate Teaching (BIOSC 1690) must also fill out a supplemental form detailing their project.

All of the above forms are available on the next pages as well as in A230 Langley.



















Schedule Planner

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CRN DEPT CRSE # CR DAYS TIME LOCATION REASON
(major, gen ed, skills, elective)














PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALTERNATE COURSES







I have read the foregoing description of this research
project and hereby affirm my agreement to its items. Faculty Signature: ________________________________

Student Signature: ______________________________ Dept Chair Signature: ______________________________

BIOSC 1903/1904 Undergraduate Research
Please print or type.

STUDENT’S NAME SOCIAL SECURITY #

LOCAL PHONE EMAIL

COURSE NUMBER
BIOSC 1903
BIOSC 1904 (HONORS)

TERM YEAR HOURS PER WEEK NUMBER CREDITS

FACULTY SPONSOR


TITLE OF PROJECT:

DESCRIPTION (Provide a paragraph of explanation of the research project, including purposes, procedures to be
employed, and the manner in which you will report the results):

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES (Describe the extent of your supervision of this project, including the frequency of meeting
and method of evaluation):


Supervisor Signature: _____________________________ Faculty Signature: _________________________________

Student Signature: ______________________________ Dept Chair Signature: ______________________________

BIOSC 1903/1904 Cosponsored Undergraduate Research
STUDENT’S NAME SOCIAL SECURITY #

LOCAL PHONE EMAIL

TERM YEAR HOURS PER WEEK NUMBER CREDITS


SITE DETAILS:

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME

SUPERVISOR’S NAME/TITLE

ADDRESS

CITY STATE ZIP

PHONE FAX EMAIL


TITLE OF PROJECT:

DESCRIPTION (Provide a paragraph of explanation of the research project, including purposes, procedures to be
employed, and the manner in which you will report the results):



SITE SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Describe how the student will be supervised and evaluated.)

FACULTY COSPONSOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Describe how the student will be supervised and evaluated.)



Supervisor Signature: _____________________________ Faculty Signature: _________________________________

Student Signature: ______________________________ Dept Chair Signature: ______________________________

BIOSC 1901 Independent Study/Internship
STUDENT’S NAME SOCIAL SECURITY #

LOCAL PHONE EMAIL

TERM YEAR HOURS PER WEEK NUMBER CREDITS


SITE DETAILS: (Only students doing internships, not independent studies, need fill out this section.)

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME

SUPERVISOR’S NAME/TITLE

ADDRESS

CITY STATE ZIP

PHONE FAX EMAIL


PURPOSE: (What do you expect to learn from this project?)

PROCEDURE: (What will you do at the internship site or what research will you conduct in your independent study?)

PRODUCT: (Tangible outcomes such as journals, papers, or presentations.)



INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Describe how the student will be supervised and evaluated.)

FACULTY SPONSOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Describe how the student will be supervised and evaluated.)







Department of Biological Sciences


BIOSC 1690 Undergraduate Teaching Experience
(1-3 credits, S/N grade only)

(Please print or type)
Student Name:

Faculty Sponsor:



Course student will assist with:

Term:



# Credits:




Description of student's responsibilities:

Faculty Sponsor - Describe your supervision of the teaching, include frequency of meetings and method
of evaluation:



Student Signature:

Faculty Sponsor Signature: