Biology (Pre-Engineering)

Pre-engineering students who choose to major in biology should closely follow the schedule below. Students who would like to pursue biomedical engineering should choose the biology major.

YearFall 12-WeekFall 3-WeekSpring 12-WeekSpring 3-WeekSummer 


Freshman Colloquium

MATH 198
(Calc. I)

CHEM 120
(Gen Chem I)

Distribution Req.

First Year Seminar

MATH 199
(Calc. II)

CHEM 121
(Gen Chem II)

Distribution Req. Distribution Req.


CHEM  220 (Organic I)

MATH 200
(Calc. III)

BIOL 151 or BIOL131
(Intro Bio I)

PHYS 330 (Mechanics)

Distribution Req.

BIOL 152 or BIOL133
(Intro Bio II)

CPSC 170/172

MATH 218 (Linear Alg.)

BIOL elective



PHYS 213
(Phys. I)

BIOL 230 (Mol/Cel)

BIOL 278 (Ecology)

Math 243
(Diff. Eq.)

PHYS 214
(Phys. II)

BIOL 365 (Genetics)

BIOL 326 (Animal Phys.)

Distribution Req.


NOTES:The two INTD requirements would be filled by a Student-Initiated Collegium (a major, interdisciplinary research paper). Biology would waive 1 course from major (since new Biology tracks have 8 BIOL courses) and APEX capstone.

Since some courses are offered on a rotating basis, a student's actual schedule may vary slightly from the above example.  Note that in order to meet Hiram College's graduation requirements, it may be necessary to structure a Student-Initiated Collegium so that each of the three courses may also be counted toward the Distribution Requirement. It is VERY important that this be done the freshman year so that other courses can be adjusted accordingly. See Dr. Van Wormer to discuss the possibilities. 

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