Academic Program

The BRR curriculum requires biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, statistics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Students must take an ethics class and a technical writing class. Each student chooses an option (area of concentration), and takes 29 credits of upper-division interdisciplinary coursework based on the option. In addition, students do 14 credits of mentored research, write a thesis, and give a seminar, all for course credit.

The sample curriculum below allows BRR students to meet the University Baccalaureate Core requirements, the BRR core requirements and their selected option requirements, and graduate with the minimum of 180 credits. Numbers in parentheses are credits.

First Year (45)
BI 211, 212, 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
BRR 100. Great Experiments in Bioresource Sciences (1)
CH 221, 222, 223. *General Chemistry (5,5,5)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
or NFM 232. *Nutrition and Lifetime Fitness (2)
HHS 241–HHS 248. *Lifetime Fitness: (various activities) (1)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Baccalaureate core (6)
Unrestricted electives (5)

Second Year (45)
BRR 200. Developing a Research Proposal: Theory and Practice (1)

PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Lab (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
ST 351. Intro to Statistical Methods (4)
Baccalaureate core (6)
Unrestricted electives (4)

Third Year (45)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BRR 401. Research (8)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
or MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
Baccalaureate core (3)
Unrestricted electives (4)
Selected courses to meet option requirement (15)

Fourth Year (45)
BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
BRR 401. Research (6)
BRR 403. ^Thesis (4)
BRR 406. Data Presentations-Projects (1)
BRR 407. Seminar (1)
BRR 409. Teaching Practicum: Peer-mentoring (1)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
Baccalaureate core (3)
Unrestricted electives (5)
Selected courses to meet option requirement (14)