COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES

Advising Resources

How to use these resources

What are curriculum sheets?
The curriculum sheets are advising tools used to keep track of which classes you have taken and which classes you still need to take to complete your degree and if applicable, your concentration within that degree. Both you and your academic advisor should have a copy of this sheet that you update quarterly. 

What do the effective dates on curricula sheets mean?
Curricula can change over time, so making sure you select the correct sheet to use for planning your degree completion is important. In the top right corner of each sheet is the date when this curriculum became effective (e.g., Effective 9.2017). If you started the degree program prior to the effective date, then this is not the curriculum you are on unless you have switched to the newest curriculum in consultation with your academic advisor. If you started the degree program after the effective date and there is another more recent curriculum, then you cannot use the older curriculum and must use the newer one that corresponds with when you started the program. 

What are projected course offerings?
Biological Sciences posts a list of possible courses it offers by quarter and year. This list is not official and is subject to change so always check with BOSS first to see if the class is being offered. However, this is a useful planning tool so you can see what courses will be offered in what quarters as you plan your degree. There are X’s in the boxes below the quarter(s) each class is offered. Additionally, to help Environmental Science majors keep track of required courses and when they are offered, we have created a list of when these required courses are typically offered by quarter. Offerings are subject to change without notice so always check with BOSS first to see if the class is being offered. 

What are advising tracks? 
Biological Sciences posts guidelines of suggested courses to take for students pursing common career paths called ‘Advising Tracks’. These tracks are not official and are subject to change and dependent on the specific programs each student is applying to. These are intended to serve as useful guidelines for students and their advisors, but ultimately it is the student’s responsibility to determine the specific course requirements of the programs for which they will be applying to after graduation from Louisiana Tech. Additional information can be found within each advising track. 

What are approved science electives? 
For students pursing the BS in Biology, there are 19 hours of required ‘Science Electives’ (see Biology Curriculum Sheet). The School of Biological Sciences has preapproved a list of courses posted below in related fields that can count towards fulfilling these required Science Elective hours. 

Projected course offerings 

Curriculum sheets – BS, Biological Sciences

  • Applied Biology Concentration for students starting degree Fall 2017-Summer 2019
    This Concentration is no longer available effective Fall 2019; Please use the ‘Biology’ curriculum sheet below if you started after Summer 2019. 
  • Biological Sciences Concentration for students starting degree Fall 2017-Summer 2019
    This Concentration is no longer available effective Fall 2019; Please use the ‘Biology’ curriculum sheet below if you started after Summer 2019. 
  • Premedical Illustration Concentration for students starting degree Fall 2017-Summer 2019
    This Concentration is no longer available effective Fall 2019; Please use the Biology curriculum sheet below if you started after Summer 2019.
  • Biology for students starting degree Fall 2019-Present 

Curriculum sheets – BS, Environmental Science

Curriculum sheets – BS, Medical Technology 

Common Biology advising tracks

Approved Electives – BS, Biology

Concurrent Enrollment Program 

The Concurrent Enrollment Program is an opportunity for current undergraduate to get a head start on graduate school. If you are a student currently pursuing a BS in Biology, Environmental Science, Animal Science, or Forestry, wants to continue your education towards a graduate or professional degree program, or are already participating in or wants the opportunity to participate in research on campus the Concurrent Enrollment Program may be right for you! For more information, visit Concurrent Enrollment Program.