College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Biology, Bachelor of Science

Global Prog. 5YR-CCS 2 Degrees

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. Letter grade only. Required course materials and ebook access will be billed to each student's LOUIE account after the add/drop deadline. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4 CHM151 Notes
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108, MAT 110 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1 CHM151L Notes
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
5. ARH143 Intro To The Arts Of Asia 3
Description: Explores a wide range of works of art produced in West, Central, South, and East Asia from prehistoric to modern times, as well as provides a basic introduction to the discipline of art history. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
6. MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4 MAT125 Notes
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (MTHPLACE 50+; ALEKS 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
Chinese and Japanese are the language options for the Comparative Cultural Studies Asian Studies Emphasis. Please select one.
Students must be admitted into the Interdisciplinary Global Program (IGP) before participating in the program. Applications can be found at: nau.edu/gsep
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO182 Unity/Life II: Multicellular 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying organismal principles of life on earth. Letter grade only.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 182L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. BIO182L Bio 182 Lab 1
Description: Hands on experience with concepts introduced in BIO 182. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. CHM152 General Chemistry II 3 CHM152 Notes
Description: Continuation of CHM 151. Recommended: CHM 152L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151 with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. CHM152L General Chemistry II Lab 1 CHM152L Notes
Description: Lab introduction to analytical chemistry, thermochemistry, pH and buffers, chemical kinetics, and spectrophotometry. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151L and (CHM 130 or CHM 151) and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 152
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
5. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (English Placement score >= 30, or high school core GPA >= 3.0) or Corequisite: ENG 107
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
6. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ARH269 Arts Of China 3
Description: In order to provide an introduction to the 5,000 year-old artistic heritage of China, this course focuses on the most important traditional media of visual arts and architecture. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ARH 143, REL 150, CHI 101 or JPN 101
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
-Option B-
ARH270 Arts Of Japan 3
Description: This course focuses on the traditional media of Japanese visual arts and explores how long-established practices are integrated with modern forms and functions. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ARH 143, REL 150, CHI 101 or JPN 101
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option C-
HUM261 Asian Ideas And Values 3
Description: Examines Asian literature, religion, and the arts for their humanistic ideas and values. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option D-
REL203 Mysticism: Asia 3
Description: Comparative study of the mystical traditions and spiritual practices of yoga and meditation in the Asian religions, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
This is a Progression Plan for an Interdisciplinary Program requiring completion of two majors. Work closely with your advisor to ensure success. Contact information is located in the interactive Progression Plan in the "Program Information" section.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
2. CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM235 Notes
Description: Rigorous introduction to the study of carbon-containing compounds; with an emphasis on structure determination, synthesis, and reaction mechanisms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 152 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. CHM235L Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 CHM235L Notes
Description: Introduces chemical synthesis and structure determination. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 152L and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 235
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CHI101 First Year Chinese (Mandarin) 4
Description: Characters, grammar, syntax, reading, conversation. Significant lab drill work. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
-Option B-
JPN101 First Year Japanese 4
Description: Characters, grammar, syntax, reading, conversation. Significant lab drill work. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. This course will fulfill either the Mathematics foundation requirement or a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. If you have already fulfilled your Mathematics foundation requirement, this course will fulfill a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (MTHPLACE 40+; ALEKS 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
-Option B-
PSY230 Intro Statistics In Psychology 4
Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in psychological research. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (PSY 101, Math Foundation Requirement, Liberal Studies Applied and Lab Science Requirement (all with grades of C or better)) or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CHI102 First Year Chinese (Mandarin) 4
Description: Continuation of CHI 101. Significant lab drill work. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHI 101 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
-Option B-
JPN102 First Year Japanese 4
Description: Continuation of JPN 101. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: JPN 101
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
BIO205 Microbiology 3
Description: Fundamental microbiology emphasizing structure and function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. For students majoring in microbiology and those in the health professions. Recommended: CHM 130 or CHM 151. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 Corequisite: BIO 205L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
BIO205L Microbiology Lab 1
Description: Examines the function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 205
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
BIO305W Writing In Biology 1
Description: Writing component for BIO 205L and BIO 326L. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) Corequisite: (BIO 205 and 205L) or BIO 326L
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
-Option B-
BIO326 Ecology 3
Description: Introduces ecological principles, including the distribution and abundance of organisms, population dynamics, community organization, energy flow, and nutrient cycling. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and BIO 182
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
BIO326L Ecology Lab 1
Description: Experimental analysis of plant and animal interactions within ecosystems, including community dynamics, ecological processes, and biotic inventories. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 326
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. CHM360 Fundamental Biochemistry 3 CHM360 Notes
Description: Principles of biochemistry emphasizing biologically important compounds and their functions and metabolism in living cells. Credit will not be given for both CHM 360 and CHM 461. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181, 181L and (CHM 230 or CHM 235)
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. PHY111 General Physics I 4 PHY111 Notes
Description: First course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics, heat, and sound. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CHI201 Second Year Chinese 4
Description: Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: characters and writing, fundamentals of grammar, listening, speaking, reading. Lab drill work. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHI 102 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
-Option B-
JPN201 Second Year Japanese 4
Description: Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: characters and writing, fundamentals of grammar, listening, speaking, reading. Lab drill work. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: JPN 102 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CHI202 Second Year Chinese 4
Description: Continuation of CHI 201. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHI 102 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
-Option B-
JPN202 Second Year Japanese 4
Description: Continuation of JPN 201. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
4. CCS250 Cultural Perspectives 3
Description: A topics course emphasizing interdisciplinary inquiry into cultural practices and products in a global framework. Includes comparative analysis of artistic, literary, and religious practices from the disciplinary perspectives in Comparative Cultural Studies. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: ENG 105
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. PHY112 General Physics II 4 PHY112 Notes
Description: Second course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and optics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 111
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCSELECTIVE CCS Elective Course 3 CCSELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 300-400 level electives: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of the webpage.
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. STUDYABROAD Study Abroad Course 3 STUDYABROAD Notes
Notes: Chinese or Japanese; Study Abroad Course.
5. CCS350W Words At Work: Writing/Culture 3 CCS350W Notes
Description: This seminar focuses on academic writing and effective oral communication skills through interdisciplinary engagement with various modes of cultural production. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and (CCS, IS Arts & Letters, or IS Hum major) w/ Junior Status (60 units)
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
Notes: The Biology major's Junior Level Writing will substitute for this course.
Study abroad semester at international partner institution. Students plan for this semester by saving classes, such as electives, that they are most likely to find at international institutions.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ASN408 Fieldwork Experience 12
Description: Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Department consent required. Pass-Fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Internship semester abroad.

Year 5

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CAPSTONECOURSE Capstone Course 3 CAPSTONECOURSE Notes
Notes: Biology Capstone: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
5. CCSELECTIVE CCS Elective Course 3 CCSELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 300-400 level electives: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of the webpage.
6. CCS490C CCS Capstone 3 CCS490C Notes
Description: A topics-oriented, interdisciplinary seminar in which students pursue a project in their emphasis; includes comparative analysis of artistic, literary, and religious practices from the disciplinary perspectives in CCS. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: (CCS 250, CCS 350W, and Junior status or higher) or (CCS 250 and Comparative Cultural Studies major with Asian Studies/Global Sciences and Engineering Emphasis)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Please contact your CCS advisor for enrollment into this course.
Submit graduation application this term.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) ARH 143 (3), CCS 250 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) CHI 101 (4), JPN 101 (4), CHI 102 (4), JPN 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CHM 151 (4), CHM 151L (1), CHM 152 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) CHI 201 (4), JPN 201 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) ARH 143 (3)

Program Information

Interdisciplinary Global Program (IGP)
PO Box 5598
Flagstaff AZ 86011
Phone: 928-523-2409
Fax: 928-523-9489

Email: cie@nau.edu
Website: nau.edu/CIE/Global-Science-Engineering/

CEFNS Academic Services Office
Biological Sciences Building (#21), room 132
Phone:  928-523-3842


Please Note:  Biology majors are encouraged to lighten their semesters by: (1) taking courses in high school that can transfer in to NAU, (2) taking summer courses, (3) taking a placement test in their foreign language to pass through beginning language courses (if student has previous language experience).                            

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses.
 
For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.
 
Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.
 
Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.
 
For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.