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+ Campus alert: A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

Arkansas State University is canceling all on-campus classes and closing all academic and business offices at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in response to the high probability of severe weather in the Jonesboro area this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for this afternoon with the high probability of extremely high wind gusts, significant severe storms and the potential for long-lasting tornadoes.

Essential personnel who maintain on-campus activities, including our University Housing and Facilities Management will continue to work on campus. If individual employees have questions regarding who is essential personnel, please check with your supervisor today.

Other Campus Closures & Cancellations

  • A-State Childhood Services will also close at 1 p.m.
  • The Reng Student Union will open as the campus’ storm shelter for university residents at 1 p.m., and will remain open until the all-clear.
  • Dining Services will continue to operate with regular dinner hours.
  • Also closing this afternoon are the Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7) and the Red W.O.L.F. Center.
  • Evening campus events may also be cancelled. Please check with the event organizer for event status.

All campus residents are reminded to monitor official university media, including official social media accounts for updates. Alerts and weather conditions are also available at Weather.AState.edu.

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Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Pre-professional Emphasis

3 + 1 arrangement with New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

1st Semester
Course Hrs
CHEM 1013 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1011 Gen Chem I Lab 1
BIO 1303 Biology of Animals 3
BIO 1301 Biology of Animals Lab 1
MATH 2204 Calculus I 4
Biology Making Connections 3
ENG 1003 Composition I 3
Total Credit Hours 18
2nd Semester
Course Hrs
CHEM 1023 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 1021 Gen Chem II Lab 1
BIO 2013 Biology of the Cell 3
BIO 2011 Biology of the Cell Lab 1
PHYS 2054 General Physics I 4
ENG 1013 Composition II 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 18

3rd Semester
Course Hrs
BIO 3223 Human Struct. & Funct. I 3
BIO 3221 Human Struct. & Funct. I Lab 1
PHYS 2064 General Physics II 4
CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 3101 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 3013 Genetics 3
BIO 3011 Genetics Lab 1
PSYCH 2013 Intro to Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 19
4th Semester
Course Hrs
BIO 3233 Human Struct. & Funct. II 3
BIO 3231 Human Struct. & Funct. II Lab 1
BIO 4014 Microbiology 3
CHEM 3113 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 3233 Applied Statistics I 3
SCOM 1203 Oral Communications 3
Total Credit Hours 18

MCAT should be taken during the Summer Term Prior to the 3rd year of classes.

5th Semester
Course Hrs
CHEM 4243 Biochemistry 3
BIOL/CHEM Pre-professional Option 3-4
BIOL/CHEM Pre-professional Option 3-4
Fine Arts (Music, Visual, Theatre) 3
U.S. History or Intro to U.S. Gov't 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 18-20
6th Semester
Course Hrs
BIO 4133 Cell Biology 3
BIO 4131 Cell Biology Lab 1
BIOL/CHEM Pre-professional Option 3-4
BIO 4021 Biology Seminar 1
Humanities Elective 3
Electives (2) 6
Total Credit Hours 17-18

Total A-State Credits Hours Completed 105-108

Following the successful completion of 12-15 credit hours at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (see line total above) the student will be awarded a BS Degree in Biological Sciences, Pre-professional Emphasis.