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Required Courses


The following course descriptions were drawn from the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Bulletin. Students attending a school other than The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as undergraduates should use the Bulletin as a guide for completing the required science courses. Required courses not completed at an accredited four-year institution must be transferable to UNC-Chapel Hill as equivalent courses.


Biology
101 Principles of Biology (3). Open to all undergraduates. This course is the prerequisite to most higher courses in biology. An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology, including cell structure, chemistry, and function; genetics; evolution; adaptation; and ecology. (See department concerning Advanced Placement credit.) Three lecture hours a week.
101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1). Pre- or corequisite, BIOL 101. An examination of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems will be analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation. Three laboratory hours a week.
Take either 252, or 276 and 276L (below):
252 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (4). Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L. One biology course over 200 recommended. An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body's organ systems. Three lecture and three laboratory hours each week.
276 Evolution of Vertebrate Life (3). Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Evolutionary history of the vertebrates. Emphasis on anatomical, physiological, behavioral adaptations accompanying major transitions: the move from water to land, the development of complex integrating systems.
276L Vertebrate Structure and Evolution Laboratory (1). Pre- or corequisite, BIOL 276. Recommended preparation, BIOL 252 or familiarity with anatomy. Vertebrate comparative anatomy of organ systems and their evolution with emphasis on human anatomy. Three laboratory hours a week.
Chemistry
101 General Descriptive Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite, MATH 110. The first course in a two-semester sequence. See also CHEM 102. Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry and conservation of mass, thermochemical changes and conservation of energy.
101L Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I (1). Pre- or corequisite, CHEM 101. Computerized data collection, scientific measurement, sensors, thermochemistry, spectroscopy, and conductometric titration. Laptop computer required. One four-hour laboratory each week.
102 General Descriptive Chemistry II (3). Prerequisites, CHEM 101 and 101L. C- or better required in CHEM 101. The course is the second in a two-semester sequence. See also CHEM 101. Gases, intermolecular forces, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibria including acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, electrochemistry.
102L Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory II (1). Prerequisite, CHEM 101L; pre- or corequisite, CHEM 102 or 102H. Computerized data collection, gas laws, intermolecular forces, redox reactions, chemical kinetics, and acid-base titrations. Laptop computer required. One four-hour laboratory each week.
261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite, CHEM 102 or 102H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Molecular structure and its determination by modern physical methods, correlation between structure and reactivity and the theoretical basis for these relationships, classification of reaction types exhibited by organic molecules using as examples molecules of biological importance.
262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II (3). Prerequisite, CHEM 261 or 261H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Continuation of CHEM 261, with particular emphasis on the chemical properties of organic molecules of biological importance.
430 Biochemistry (3) (CHEM 430 or BIOL 430). Prerequisites, BIOL 101, CHEM 262, and/or permission of the instructor for students lacking the other prerequisites. The study of cellular processes including catalysts, metabolism, bioenergetics, and biochemical genetics. The structure and function of biological macromolecules involved in these processes is emphasized.
Physics - The basic requirement is at least two semesters of non-calculus based physics
114 Physics 114 (3). Prerequisite, MATH 231. PHYS 114 will cover basic principles of physics including forces, energy, oscillations, sound, diffusion, and heat transfer, and their applications to biological systems.  Two lecture hours and two 110-minute studio sessions per week.
115 Physics 115 (3). Prerequisite, PHYS 114. PHYS 115 will continue the study of basic principles of physics including fluids, electricity, magnetism, optics, quantum physics, and nuclear physics, and their applications to biological systems. Two lecture hours and two 110-minute studio session per week.

Note: Although the two basic physics courses at UNC are calculus-based, non-calculus-based physics courses are also acceptable as prerequisites.
English
  Two semester courses required for a degree in an approved college.