First Year Scheduling Recommendations
for Students Interested in the
Molecular Biology Major


  1. See "Preliminary Notes" in Arts & Sciences for recommendations concerning a First Year Seminar and a Writing course.
  2. Introductory Biology I (BIOL 141P) in the fall and Introductory Biology II (BIOL 142P) in the spring. Students who have AP/IB or transfer credit for BIOL 141P or both BIOL 141P and BIOL 142P sometimes choose to decline credit and take the course(s) at Stetson to build a better understanding of the foundational materials covered in the course(s). It is very important for students to discuss the courses they have taken and their educational/career goals with a faculty member in the Biology department prior to making a decision to accept or decline AP/IB and transfer credit.
  3. Mathematics: Molecular Biology majors are required to have the two courses MATH 130 and MATH 131Q, or the single course MATH 141Q. Placement for students who do not have credit for MATH 141Q will be determined by the Math Placement Exam. The exam should be taken at the earliest possible time.

Revised: 05/17/12