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Biology

Undergraduate Programs Bachelor of Arts

Introduction to B.A.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The B.A. degree is designed to develop breadth in the sciences generally. Students completing the Bachelor of Arts major will find that their strong general background will allow them flexibility in career choices. The Bachelor of Arts degree meets the requirements for admission to most graduate schools and medical schools.

Biology Major - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to develop breadth in the sciences generally. Students completing the Bachelor of Arts major will find that their strong general background will allow them flexibility in career choices. The Bachelor of Arts degree meets the requirements for admission to most graduate schools and medical schools. Program goals, outcomes and assessments have been established for the Bachelor of Arts. Each student's program must be approved by the Department of Biological Sciences at least one academic year preceding graduation. Students seeking the B.A. in Biology must complete one year of college/university study of a single foreign language or two years high school study of a single foreign language.

Required Courses (Since Fall 2008)Credits
BIOL 181, 182, 183: General Biology I, II, and III15
CHEM 181, 181Lab, 182, 182Lab, 183, 183Lab: General Chemistry15
BIOL 213: Introductory Biostatistics4
BIOL 321: Genetics5
BIOL 470: Mechanisms of Evolution3
BIOL 499s: Senior Seminar or 497: Honors Thesis1
CHEM 361, 361Lab, 362: Organic Chemistry8
Choice of:10
PHYS 111, 111Lab, 112, 112Lab: Intro. Physics (10 credits) OR 
PHYS 181, 181Lab, 182, 182Lab: General Physics (10 credits) 
Choice of:5-10
BIOL 355 and 356: Human Anatomy & Physiology (10 credits) OR 
BIOL 441: Plant Physiology (5 credits) OR 
BIOL 455: Zoophysiology (5 credits) 
Choice of:5
BIOL 360: General Ecology (5 credits) OR 
BIOL 420: Environmental Microbiology (5 credits) 
Total:71-76


Curriculum requirements from catalogs used before Fall 2008.