Sample Freshman BIOSC Schedules

Welcome to Biological Sciences! There are multiple options for scheduling our introductory lecture and laboratory courses.  To help you arrange your best schedule, four sample plans are below or a .pdf of these schedules can be found here.

Keep in mind:

  • Lecture and lab courses in Biological Sciences are separate courses.
  • All sample schedules permit completion of a BIOSC degree within four years.
  • Click here for a table comparing introductory courses.
  • Click here for information on all of our majors.
  • Click for course descriptions or course syllabi.

Questions?

Contact our Biosciences Advisors

Christine Berliner—christin@pitt.edu

Kevin Wu—kevinwu@pitt.edu


 

Sample A: Typical BIOSC & CHEM course arrangement for freshman

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

BIOSC 0150 (lecture) or

BIOSC 0715 (honors)

BIOSC 0160 (lecture) or

BIOSC 0716 (honors)

   
 

BIOSC 005x (lab)

BIOSC 006x (lab)

 

CHEM 0110

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0120

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0310 (lecture)

CHEM 0320 (lecture)

CHEM 0345 (lab)


 

Sample B:  If you take only one science course in the fall as you adjust to college

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

 

BIOSC 0150 (lecture)

BIOSC 0160 (lecture)

 
   

BIOSC 005x (lab)

BIOSC 006x (lab)

CHEM 0110

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0120

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0310 (lecture)

CHEM 0320 (lecture)

CHEM 0345 (lab)

 **Due to chemistry course sequencing, shift BIOSC rather than CHEM courses**


 

Sample C:  If you don't feel ready for BIOSC 0150

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

BIOSC 0100 (lecture)

BIOSC 0150 (lecture)

BIOSC 0160 (lecture)

 
   

BIOSC 005x (lab)

BIOSC 006x (lab)

CHEM 0110

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0120

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0310 (lecture)

CHEM 0320 (lecture)

CHEM 0345 (lab)


 

Sample D:  If you'd like to get a research experience immediately in BIOSC 0058/68

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

BIOSC 0150 (lecture) or

BIOSC 0715 (honors)

BIOSC 0160 (lecture) or

BIOSC 0716 (honors)

   

BIOSC 0058 (lab)

BIOSC 0068 (lab)

   

CHEM 0110

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0120

(lecture & lab)

CHEM 0310 (lecture)

CHEM 0320 (lecture)

CHEM 0345 (lab)