“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” — Eden Phillpotts

Typical Four Year Plan

Completion of Creighton's bachelor's degree program within four years requires taking an average of 16 credit hours per semester, as well as timely completion of the core and degree requirements. Below is a suggested timetable for Biology majors. Students desiring a lighter load during the regular academic year may wish to consider summer school offerings in order to complete 32 hours or more per year. For information on the General and Core Requirements, students should consult the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Biology courses are in blue. Support courses are in red. Credit hours are in parentheses.

Freshman Year
General Biology - BIO 201 & 205 (4)
General Chemistry - CHM 203 & 204 (4)
Freshman Seminar (1)
Core Courses (6)

15 credits

General Biology - BIO BIO 202 & 206 (4)
General Chemistry - CHM 205 & 206 (4)
Core Courses (7-9)
 

15-17 credits

Sophomore Year
Biology Course (3-4)
Organic Chemistry - CHM 321 & 322 (4)
Core Courses (7-10)

15-17 credits

Biology Course (3-4)
Organic Chemistry - CHM 323 & 324 (4) 
Core Courses (7-10)

15-17 credits

Junior Year
1 or 2 Biology Courses (3-8)
General Physics - PHY 201 & 205 (4)
Core and Electives (3-8)

15-17 credits

1 or 2 Biology Courses (3-8)
General Physics - PHY 202 & 206 (4)
Core and Electives (3-8)

15-17 credits

Senior Year
1 or 2 Biology Courses (3-8)
Directed Independent Research (1-3)

Core and Electives (4-10)

15-17 credits

1 or 2 Biology Courses (3-8)
Directed Independent Research (1-3)

Core and Electives (4-10)

15-17 credits