Students are responsible for tracking their degree progress and for completing their degree requirements. Using the following course forecast information students will plan ahead and work with their advisor to create and update academic plans.
Courses listed here are provided from the biology department at OSU-Cascades and Biology major courses offered at OSU-Cascades. Not all classes are required for Biology major.

OSU Course Catalog
OSU Class Search

2021-2022  Course Planning
*Subject to changes

() = prerequisites

SUmmer 2021 (subject to changes)

  • BI 332: Molecular Biology
  • BI 401: Research and Scholarship
  • CH 231/261, CH 232/262, CH 233/263 sequence
  • MTH 251: Differential Calculus (MTH 112)
  • MTH 252: Integral Calculus (MTH 251)
  • ST 351: Intro to Statistical Methods
  • ST 352: Intro to Statistical Methods (ST 351)
  • PH 201: General Physics (MTH 111 and MTH 112)
  • PH 202: General Physics (PH 201)
  • PH 203: General Physics (PH 202)

() = prerequisites

    FALL 2021

    • BI 198: Biology Seminar
    • BI 101: General Biology
    • BI 221: Principles in Biology (CH 121 or CH 201 or CH 231/261)
    • BI 231: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology
    • BI 241: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
    • BI 311: Genetics (BI 211, 212, 213)
    • BI 319: Critical Thinking and Communication in the Life Sciences (BI 211,212,213 & ST 351, 352)
    • BI 375: Field Methods in Ecological Restoration (BI 211,212,213)
    • BB 332: Molecular Medicine (any biology course)
    • BB 450: General Biochemistry (CH 332)
    • BI 495: Disease Ecology (BI 370)
    • CH 121: General Chemistry (MTH 111)
    • CH 231: General Chemistry (MTH 111)
    • CH 261: Laboratory for Chemistry 231
    • CH 324: Quantitative Analysis (CH 233/263)
    • CH 331: Organic Chemistry (CH 233/263)
    • MTH 111: College Algebra (MTH 95/103 or placement ALEKS of 46%)
    • MTH 251: Calculus (MTH 112 or placement ALEKS of 75%)
    • PH 201: General Physics (MTH 111 and MTH 112)
    • ST 351: Introduction to Statistical Methods (High school algebra with statistics)
    • Z 423: Environmental Physiology (BI 221, 222, 223 or BI 211, 212, 213)
    • Z 477: Aquatic Entomology (BI 221, 222, 223 or BI 211, 212, 213)

    WINTER 2022

    • BI 102: General Biology
    • BI 222: Principles in Biology (BI 221)
    • BI 232: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology (BI 231, 241)
    • BI 242: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (BI 231, 241)
    • BI 370: Ecology (BI 211, 212, 213 or BI 221, 222, 223)
    • BB 314: Cell and Molecular Biology (BI 211, 212, 213, CH 331)
    • BB 315: Molecular Biology Lab (BI 314/co-requisite)
    • BB 451: General Biochemistry (BB 450)
    • CH 122: General Chemistry (CH 121)
    • CH 232: General Chemistry (CH 231/261)
    • CH 262: General Chemistry Lab (CH 231/261)
    • CH 332: Organic Chemistry (CH 331)
    • MB 330: Disease and Society
    • MTH 111: College Algebra (MTH 103/95 or ALEKS score of 46%)
    • MTH 112: Elementary Functions (MTH 111 or ALEKs score 60%
    • MTH 251: Calculus (MTH 112 or ALEKS score of 75%)
    • MTH 252: Calculus (MTH 251)
    • PH 202: General Physics (PH 201)
    • ST 352: Introduction to Statistical Methods (ST 351)

    SPRING TERM 2022

    • BI 103: General Biology
    • BI 223: Principles in Biology (BI 221)
    • BI 233: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology (BI 232/242)
    • BI 243: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (BI 232/242)
    • BI 319: Critical Thinking and Communication in the Life Sciences (BI 211, 212, 213 & ST 351, 352)
    • BI 371: Ecological Methods (BI 370)
    • BI 445: Evolution (BI 311)
    • BI 498: Senior Biology Field Test (offered each term)
    • CH 123: General Chemistry (CH 122)
    • CH 233: General Chemistry (CH 232/262)
    • CH 263: General Chemistry Lab (CH 232/262)
    • CH 337: Organic Chemistry (CH 332)
    • MTH 112: Elementary Functions (MTH 111)
    • MTH 252: Calculus (MTH 251)
    • MB 302: Microbiology (BI 211, 212, 213, CH 332)
    • MB 303: Microbiology Lab (co-requisite MB 302, BI 211, 212, 213, CH 332)
    • PH 203: General Physics (PH 202)
    • Z 349: Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation
    • Z 371: Vertebrate Biology (BI 211, 212, 213)
    • Z 372: Vertebrate Biology Lab (BI 211, 212, 213)